Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Children's on May 3, 2016
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, New Adult, Romance
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Also in this series: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court--but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future--and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
Also by this author: Heir of Fire, A Court of Thorns and Roses
One Line: Rhysand has my heart!
In My Opinion: MUST. READ. NOW!
RHYS! CHAPTER 55! RHYS! CHAPTER 55! RHYS!!! CHAPTER 55!!!
Seriously, I knew that I liked the guy from the moment I met him in ACOTAR and after reading this book, he has solidified his role as one of my TOP 5 BOOK BOYFRIENDS. I am so in love with him, it’s not even funny. The amount of respect, understanding, and love he showed to Feyre was so admirable and swoonworthy. Not only is the dude powerful, handsome, and a flirt, he’s also so compassionate and caring, not only to Feyre, but to his Court as well. You really see all his sides in this book and my heart ached and yearned for him so! Ugh, I mean really though, I craved any and all interactions between him and Feyre. Their banter was the best and I smiled liked a fangirl in a Rhys-themed store whenever I read their dialogue. The way he treated Feyre, that’s how a guy needs to treat a girl. So much respect for Rhys, I could go on and on about him!
As for Feyre, boy that girl really worked my nerve in the beginning. At first, I was wondering if I would even like the book, or her for that matter, with the way she was acting. She was the kind of girl I can’t stand, letting the “man” she’s with dictate her life, telling her where to go and how to sit like a lost puppy without a mind of her own. She drove me insane and even worse was that she couldn’t see what that relationship was doing to her! But thankfully, I stuck around, if for nothing else than to see more of Rhys, and it paid off because Feyre realized the error of her ways and gradually saw just how awesome, powerful, and strong she truly is. Her character development was one of the best I’ve seen, because she totally did a 180 and turned into a woman I could actually respect.
I really loved getting to know the Night Court and meeting all of Rhys’ most trusted friends and allies. Their gang really was like family. The Court itself was pretty awesome and Maas paints one heck of a picture of this place and all of its secrets. She dug a lot deeper into this magical world and the different players of the overall plot. Seeing the contrast between a few of the Courts was really amazing.
As for Tamlin?! Ugh, that dude. Yes, he’s not a bad person and his actions came from a good place, but how can you expect to treat someone the way he did with Feyre and not have her want to lash out?! I mean, granted, some women can handle living their lives like that, but I had hope that our girl wouldn’t. There is protectiveness, and then there’s just plain being an insensitive jerk. He put Feyre on this freaking pedestal like a breakable doll, and treated her more as a possession than as his equal and I just couldn’t take it. I wanted to punch him so many times…
And that ending?! Way to torture us, Sarah! How am I supposed to wait a WHOLE YEAR to see how it ends?! To get more Rhys?! Ugh, I need to just stalk Sarah and get her to tell me how it all ends. I seriously cannot wait!