“There are different kinds of darkness,” Rhys said. I kept my eyes shut. “There is the darkness that frightens, the darkness that soothes, the darkness that is restful.” I pictured each. “There is the darkness of lovers, and the darkness of assassins. It becomes what the bearer wishes it to be, needs it to be. It is not wholly bad or good.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
Before I begin my review can we please take a moment to just stare at the wonderful cover of ACOMAF? I really want you to pay attention to the details of the city in the background, it places a very important role in the story. Possible the biggest hint that the plot of this novel isn’t the same as the previous novel. Just to give you a tiny bit of a hint. Now off to the review.
My reaction while reading:
Me trying to gather my life after :
Yep. This gif pretty much sums up my review on Sarah J. Maas ACOMAF! Seriously I though from reading the previous novel ACOTAR that I knew what was going to happen to the protagonist Feyre but Sarah J. Maas completely took the story left when I was blinding walking across the street in the entire opposite direction. I’m not sure what to say without giving out spoilers! I mean seriously Sarah J. Maas is amazing! I should have guarded my heart better! I should have known Sarah J. Maas was going to write with all her heart and soul. It honestly should not be a surprise that I am a huge Sarah J. Maas fan, because I am a huge Sarah J. Maas fan and I’m even a bigger fan of the character that she creatures. How can you not be a fan of strong heroines with equal strength in the males who show their vulnerability despite their physical strength. She creatures amazing scene, heart wrenching moments and the romances, oh the romance feels like a new adult novel with it’s naughty details. I love it! She gave me all that I was asking for and even what I didn’t even know I needed. She’s an amazing author who really speaks to her characters. Or rather she tells amazingly delicious stories in which her characters can develop, grow, learn, love, hurt, and of course makes mistakes.
Rhysand was never a villain.
Rhysand is an anti-hero.
Rhysand is love
Rhysnad is sacrifice
Rhysand is panty drenching hawt!
Rhysand is literally the character that I wanted from falling in love with Darkling from the Grisha Series. I honestly wanted Darkling to be a anti-hero but he was unfortunately a true villain. This is probably why I love Rhysand so much. He’s what happens when life gives you hard decisions to make when you want to protect those you love.
The differences is that a villain is a character that does such horrible acts that they can never be redeemed from their actions. All of Rhysand actions are not only redeemable but the reason why I love him so much. In my previous review of ACOTAR I stayed that I only loved the series because I felt a connection with the character Rhysand. I feel that my love for Rhysand is clearly rewarded when other fans might have not appreciated my blind faith in such a murderous character!
In this novel, ACOMAF we truly get a chances to learn about all the truths that are hidden in the shadows of darkness. I am so in love with this novel that it truly makes me want to re-read the first novel ACOTAR just so I can see the full scope of how this plot has been revealed in ACOMAF.
In this novel we experiences more about the Fae Realm, pieces of the previous map of Prythian since Feyre is learning more about the immortal realm she has found herself living in. The world of Prythian truly opens it’s luscious doors to us in this novel. We along with Feyre and her new companion begin to learn more about the different Courts, their history in terms of their relationship between neighboring courts in addition to learning more about the creatures living in the forest.
The scene are richly painted in this novel. The dialogue is soft. This books is not a small book containing 660 pages that I’m sure you’ll managed to read in less than 48 hours. The storyline in is so graciously detailed that I’ms sure you’ll read this over and over again just to realize all the amazing events, scenes, moments that Sarah J. Maas has created.
You might seriously want to consider scheduling some time to re-read ACOTAR along with ACOMAF just so you can relive the love story that I’m so glad that is being written.
Sarah J. Maas also introduced a lot of new characters from the Night Court that I truly love.
I believe fans of JLArmentrout Seth character from the Titan series would love Rhysand.
Those who love dark romantic delicious characters who will DO ANYTHING for love will enjoy this novel so much. All those who did not like the first novel because of the love triangle let me just leave you with this tiny spoiler, there is no love triangle. Sara J. Maas truly wrote her heart out with this novel. You can feel the passion of her craft through each and ever page. I believe anyone who just love being transported into a realm of epic adventure with a strong heroine, a vulnerable romantic interest, friendship, love, and of course family will fall in love with this novel.
I love this novel so much I just want hold it in my arms all night.
Oh Thank You so much for writing Rhysand’s story.
I really hope you read this novel let me know what’s your favorite chapter!