Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

May 9, 2017 Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★½

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Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. MaasTitle: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
on May 2, 2017
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 705
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four-half-stars

A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.
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.

Also in this series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury
Also by this author: Heir of Fire, A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury

One Line: Amazing ending to my favorite series.

In My Opinion: MUST. READ. NOW!

When I think of amazing conclusions, ACOWAR stands out. I simply loved the way Maas bookended so many aspects of this series, in a way that felt right and true to the characters and story line. And yet, she also left so many things open, either for readers to draw their own conclusions (if this was really the end) or for us all to explore in the spinoff series that coming in the near future. We get just enough storylines from each character to tide us over, although I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t have minded if this book was all about Rhysand and Feyre. Yes, I could totally read 700 pages of this amazing couple just live and be together. Gah! OTP!!!!

Anyways, we’ll get to the my OTP later. With regards to the book itself, I really liked the progression and how Maas pulled everything together. You get to actually meet and get to know the other High Lords a lot better in this book. Their dynamics and relationships were very interesting and I would love a prequel to see more of their history together. And yes, you do see Tamlin more in this book, as he is still High Lord of the Spring Court. While I won’t go too much into detail about him and his role in this book, I will say that Maas gave a fitting ending to his story with Feyre, and I was satisfied.

Honestly, satisfied does not even come close to how I feel about this book in general. It was just pure awesomeness. There’s only one thing that I was a bit disappointed in, but that was just my fangirl side showing. If you read ACOMAF, you’ll know the mindset of my OTP and certain things didn’t happen in ACOWAR, but I’m hoping for a glimpse of said things in the spinoff series.

And speaking of my OTP. Sigh, what can I say about this amazing, perfect, inspiring couple?!?! I savored and yet devoured every morsel of this couple that Maas gave us in this book and even though I knew they were already my favorite bookish couple of all-time (sorry Alex & Aiden), they solidified it in this book. Not only do these two have such a deep love for each other, they have an amazing partnership and friendship as well. It’s not just about the intimacy, but how much their characters compliment each other and that they just fit. It’s like when you meet a couple and see how they are together and you just know that they were meant to be. I could go on and on about how amazing they are, but I’m sure I would bore you and make you think I was borderline obsessed (FYI, I totally am). Rhysand has my heart!!!!!!!!!!

So yeah, ACOWAR was a great ending to the trilogy. I will say that ACOMAF will always be my favorite book in the series, perhaps my favorite book of all time, but ACOWAR is still all kinds of awesome. If there’s one series you want to read, it’s this one. Seriously, this is the series I would take with me on the off chance I was on a deserted island. It’s bittersweet, but I know it’s not goodbye, just see you later Prythian. Come on, 2018!

About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Heir of Fire, Book 3, will be out in September 2014). Starting in Spring 2015, her New Adult Fantasy series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, will be published by Bloomsbury as well.

Sarah lives in Southern California, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much coffee, and watches absolutely rubbish TV shows. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the California coastline with her husband.

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2 Responses to “Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas”

  1. Teresa Mary Rose

    “favorite bookish couple of all-time (sorry Alex & Aiden)” that is a hefty claim coming from you but I totally get it lol. THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING! Its so hard to adequately describe how much I adored it. And I think ACOMAF is still my favorite of the series too but this did not in any way disappoint. Everything came together perfectly and when I finished I was like THIS IS HOW TO WRAP UP A STORY. I cant wait for more in this world and I cant wait for more from Maas in general. Awesome review!
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    • Vi

      Omg, right?!?! I felt guilty writing it and it’s a close call, but Feysand just melts my heart, Rhys especially, lol. It was def a good ending. I can’t wait to revisit this world again next year.

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