Hello avid readers,
So as any of you who are obsessed with Sarah J Maas’ books will know – A Court of Wings and Ruin came out today. It is the third instalment in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and follows the tale of a young lass called Feyre. Boy, has it been one hell of a ride so far.
If you haven’t done so already, then jump on the Maas bandwagon because her books are works of art. They play on fairy tale themes using Beauty and the Beast and Snow White for inspiration, as well as having roots in folklore. Maas is an expert at deceiving the reader, dropping bombshells on us relentlessly as we scurry for cover and try desperately to keep up.
In her first ACOTAR book, Feyre is a human, she is constantly on the brink of starvation and she is the primary care giver for her father and two sisters. They live in a world where the Fae exist beyond a magical border (the wall). In a dramatic twist, Feyre is kidnapped by a high Fae lord called Tamlin when she kills a wolf for food and it’s pelt. She finds a broken kingdom and the potential for love and kinship. In order to have all of that, she of course, needs to defeat the bad guy (or in this case, gal).
“I threw myself into that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.”
Well, the first book ends very dramatically and leaves us readers with a few burning questions.
Then came A Court of Mist and Fury. The book that single handedly made us laugh and cry whilst ripping our hearts out.
Ahem. Don’t let that put you off.
There is of course more bad guy defeating to be done in this book, but so much has changed. We are left questioning everything and everyone we thought we knew. I have re-read this series a great many of times and it never fails to give me chills. (I also made my boyfriend sit and let me read some of it to him one time. Poor guy.)
So with the arrival of my copy of ACOWAR growing near, I bid you adieu.
Happy reading, don’t cry too much.