This is my review of A Court Of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas. If you’re avoiding spoilers then read no further!
SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT
Maas did it again. I absolutely adore this series and was so excited to read it that I was looking out of my window every time I heard a door slam incase it was the delivery guy.
Although I loved the book, I think my favourite of the series will always be ACOMAF because it’s where Feysand first happens, y’know? That and the writing was so masterful and the plot twists so huge, I honestly didn’t see them coming.
There was less of this in this instalment, I mean, don’t get me wrong, when I thought Rhys had died my heart stopped. I thought ‘there’s no way she’s done this.’ Thank god she hadn’t. This book was full of Feyre becoming a warrior in a Fae sense. She had proven she was a warrior as a human, but she was totally badass in this book. I love how much her character has grown, how far it has come.
These changes were thrown into stark relief at the start of the book when she has to act like the ‘Old Feyre.’ I have to say, I didn’t realise how much I needed Tamlin’s redemption until it happened. I had written him off, so once again, Maas surprised me here.
Tamlin was an arse in 85% of the scenes he was in, but he’s not a bad person. He’s a good one who makes crappy decisions. In the end, he came through for Feyre, for all of them. When it was down to him to save Rhys and he told Feyre to be happy…I’ve never been so relieved!
On the other hand, the whole Drakon Miryam appearing thing was totally predictable as was Elain’s being a prophet when they thought she was crazy at first. One of my favourite things about this book was the Archeron’s father coming through for them. Until Drakon started talking I didn’t suspect a thing! It was touching, and I was sad to see him go.
Okay so, more plot twists…ah yes, Amren. I went through a complicated whirl of ‘She’s a traitor?! No! She’s dead! No! She’s alive and…Fae?!’ So yeah. That was good, it would’ve sucked so hard if Amren died. And Rhys. And Nesta. And Cassian. Basically I love them all!
I can kinda see something brewing between Az and Elain, which I really like seen as Mor is bi and stuff (I did not see that coming at all by the way, I shipped her and Az so I’m now adjusting) but it would suck for Lucien…
Speaking of love, I felt like the scene where Feyre and Rhys were reunited wasn’t as big a deal as I felt it should have been? That said, I still loved every single one of their scenes plus Nessian! I’m so glad we got to see some Nessian!!!
Also, I’m just going to throw it out there that I think Eris might not be as bad as he lets on? I think he’s wearing his own mask and I really hope he gets to take it off.
So overall? I loved it. It made me cry, laugh, gasp and ultimately shattered my heart when I finished it. There were a few cliched/predictable bits and ACOMAF is probably still my favourite.
Happy reading guys!
Have you finished ACOWAR yet? What are your thoughts on my review?