A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
Before I start this review can we all just give a digital round of applause to the wonderful and talented artist Charlie Bowater for having her artwork of Rhysand and Feyre become the inspiration for A Court of Wings and Ruin book cover!
I could not see Feyre and Rhysand any other way than the way Charlie Bowater illustrated them!
Now back to the book review…
I am finally ready to talk about Sarah J. Maas recent addition to A Court of Thrones and Roses book series, A Court of Wings and Ruin!
I love Sarah J, Maas, and her series A Court of Thrones and Roses. It’s a great series especially if you’re already familiar with Maas’s other series, Throne of Glass. If you’re not formillar with Sarah J. Maas my first question to you is. What are you waiting for! You need to stop reading this review and get to reading the books! You need to read the books now! Right now! Seriously stop reading this post and go read a book now!
Sarah J. Maas what the hell was up with page 666! Did she plan that? She must have planned that. There is no way someone can just write that scene without making a note that this page should be the mark of death for a beloved character!
If plot twist didn’t straighten itself out I was about to sell all my books and blog in a flash. Yes, it was that serious! Thankfully the plot didn’t iron itself out!
Even though A Court of Wings and Ruin is much shorter than A Court of Mist and Fury, which I must confess is my favorite book of the entire series so far, there are many dazzling character development, plot scene, character relationship building, breaking, only to be rebuilt again! Not to mention there were scenes that you just made your heart splinter for you’re favorite characters.
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My entire reaction to Feyre’s plot against Tamlin were the following:
First off, O.M.G. Feyre was not playing when she told Rhysand that she wanted revenge on the Tamlin and his court! She straight up Count of Mount Cristo his entire territory. She’s a wonderful performer since she played the part of the victim well. How was Tamlin to know that he just allowed his own destruction to enter his home, and not the same Feyre who needed sheltering. The same Feyre who was the main source of survilian for her family. The same Feyre who could not read but wrote all that could ever be said in a single painting. Tamlin thought he was getting that Feyre back, but Tamlin couldn’t be more wrong. Feyre is back and she’s back for revenge! Even though Feyre made it rather clear she wanted Tamlin to suffer for what he did not only to her, but to her sister as well. Even though Tamlin and Feyre were in love in the first book, A Court of Thrones and Roses, the relationship between them in A Court of Wrath and Ruin couldn’t have been more eye opening. Tamlin was so salty at Feyre and Rhysand when they had the meeting between all the High Fae. I mean he was so rude to Feyre. Telling the entire gathering all the sexual noises Feyre makes right she reaches her climax. He countlessly told Feyre how she would spread her legs for Rhys only because Tamlin wouldn’t make her a “High Lady” of his court.
Tamlin wasn’t even kinder to Rhysand by reminding the entire gathering of leaders how exacly Rhysand kept his court hidden and safe from Amarantha’s cruel touches. Yes, Rhysand had sex with Amarantha unfortunately, Rhysand had many sexual encounters with Amarantha. Let’s face if Rhysnad was a sex slave to Amarantha, and as much as I love Rhysnad I don’t think there will ever be a time I didn’t wish she was alive so Feyre could kill her repeatedly.
So you can only imagine the hurt I felt when Tamlin took an extremely low blow of reminding everyone where exactly Rhysand was while the rest of the High Faes were trapped under the hill with Amarantha torturing their citizens while his court stayed perfectly safe. Another character I can’t wrap my mind around is More! This entire time I thought Mor was just toying with Azriel by not confessing her affection for him. I felt that Az was suffering by always being on Mor’s friends zone for five centuries. Imagine my shock when Mor finally told Feyre the rason why she hasn’t found Az as a romantic partner is because SHE’S BIESXUAL She prefer females. I’m not really sure why Mor didn’t just tell Cassian, Rhysand, and of course Az that she’s bisexual. I’m not a fairy folk lore experient but I never heard of any Fae thinking being sexual with either male of females being an issue. I’m not really sure why Mor would have an issues not telling other considering all that she’s been through with Eris and the Autumn Court. I definitely don’t like the fact that she never told Az. I feel like Az spent most of his time pining for a female that would never like him, which only head him to believe that he is unworthy of affection. I also don’t believe why Mor didn’t tell her friends about her sexual preferences instead of having male lovers just to show Az that she belongs to no one but herself, surely there must have been an easier way of doing that instead of having unsatisfying male sex for show!
Especially when we have new characters like Helion, who clearly doesn’t mind which sex he sleeps with. I’m not even going to touch the topic of Lucien not being the son of the Autumn Court but the only heir of the Day Court. I’m not even going to touch that topic, I’m just going to carefully watch it unfold as the series continues! « Hide Spoiler
Also, does anyone else get the feeling that Feyre’s sister Elain is going to ignore the mating bond between her and Lucien in favor of Az? I really hope so. I undestand how powerful the mating bond is between to High Fae, we have Feyre and Rhysand for that. I just feel that Az is more understanding to Elain’s needs that Lucien could ever be. I use to read A Court of Thornes and Roses
to make sure Rhysand would have a happy ending, now I’m hoping that Az gets the same type of happy ending he deserves.
The Shadowsinger needs love! Maas! Please give the Shadowsinger the love he so desperately needs! I’m even more excited on the fact that Ryhsand and his Brothers nor Feyre and her Sisters were harmed nor killed during the making of A Court of Wings and Ruin, the way this book was twist and turning I thought someone was going to die. Page 666 truly shocked me since the person who actually died was not who I was expecting to die. A Court of Wrath and Ruin had a lot of near death experiences for the friendly family group of A Court of Dreams. Lucky no favorite, nor loved characters were harmed beyond the wisdom of a great certain great healer. Wink, Wink.
I mentioned it before that I love A Court of Must and Fury, so far it is my favorite of all of Sarah J. Maas books even her other series Throne of Glass. I could re-read A Court of Must and Fury over and over again, A Court of Wrath and Ruin, not so much. I feel that this book, A Court of Wings and Ruin feels like the glue connecting between A Court of Must and Fury and A Court of ??? and ???.
I love this series, I love Rhysand. I love the motto of The Court of Dreams. I love the relationship between Feyre and her mate Rhysand. I feel that they both have endured so much, I’m more than thrilled to have the boook close with Feyre and Rhys flying over Velaris Which by the way, is Feyre flying over Velaris wearing nothing but a red sheer lingerie.
If you don’t already know this book earns all 5 stars with me. The five stars aren’t automatically give because the author is of course the amazing Sarah J. Maas. The reason this books earns 5 stars is heavily due to the growth each character has shown towards itself and to their relationship towards other. The dynamic relationship between Rhysand and his brothers to Feyre and her sisters is not only dazzling to watching but extremely heart felt to witness as a reader!