Synopsis: Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
Genre: Fantasy – New Adult
My thoughts: Ok. So I’ve put off this review for a while now because I needed the time to gather my thoughts and feels. I’m gonna try to be coherent but I don’t guarantee anything. I’ve finished this beauty of a book on May 3rd and yes it did come out on May 2nd. Needless to say, those were an intense couple of days.
ACOWAR was my most anticipated release of the year. It was THE book I wanted to read, the one I expected the most of. And it did not disappoint. I adored this book: it was epic, fast-paced, intense, full of feels and emotions, it was EVERYTHING.
Out of the three books, I feel like ACOWAR is the best one regarding the plot. So much happened, and so much caught me off guard. But I don’t want to go into details because I don’t want to spoil anyone. I think that the part I enjoyed the most was getting to discover the other courts and all the other High Lords. Discovering the dynamics between all of them, seeing their relationships was fascinating. The last third of the book was simply epic, and I was holding my breath all along.
When it comes to the characters, I’d say ACOWAR really focused more on the other characters, meaning other than Feyre and Rhys. Of course, they are still the center of this book, its heart, and soul. But, as we’ve got to know them during ACOMAF, in this third book we get to know the others better. And it makes sense because these characters -Az, Cassian, Mor, Armen, Nesta, Elain and all the other- are who Feyre and Rhys are fighting for. Moreover, we know there are three more books coming in this universe that will focus on some of these characters, so it was important to get to know them.
I especially loved Tamlin’s arc in this book and in this series. I love what he represents. He is not just a villain, not just a beast. But he is also not a hero, nor a prince. He isn’t black or white, he is flawed but in this book, we see he might have a chance at redemption and I loved that.
A Court Of Wings And Ruin is such a complex book that it’s hard for me to do it justice in this review. It’s a roller coaster of emotions. I laughed many times, held my breath many more, and cried on multiple occasions. In the midst of all these emotions, Sarah J. Maas still manages to find a balance between the tension, the love, and the humor. Which is why this book blew me away and is one of the best books I have ever read.
There is so much more I’d want to say about this book, but them I’ll probably get all emotional again. And I won’t tell you which book is my favorite in this series, simply because I don’t know. ACOTAR was about Feyre discovering the Fey world. ACOMAF was about Feyre discovering herself. ACOWAR is about Feyre fighting for her world and her loved ones. This series, these characters, will stay with me forever. Thank you for this series Sarah.
A gift. All of it.
My rating: 6/5
Enjoy your reads,