This week has been such a rollercoaster! Mainly just because I finally got my hands on A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOWAR) and that has been pretty much all I have been doing apart from working. Here are my thoughts on this beautiful book.
Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
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.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
My thoughts…(I also put a copy of this on Goodreads)
Ok, this is how you finish a trilogy!! I absolutely LOVED this book and think it was an absolutely wonderful wrap up to Feyre and Rhysand’s story.
What I loved:
– Feyre and Rhysand…of course
– Lucien’s character progression and just the fact that he was in this book more than ACOMAF
– The whole Court of Dreams crew, so much more banter between them and them showing off their awesomeness
– The epicness – so much happened, so much adventure
– The emotional rollercoaster – I laughed, cried, raged, cried, cried, cried
– The world – I loved how the world really expanded in this book, we met more of the High Lords and more of the characters who have been mentioned in previous books. I can’t wait to see more from this world in the future.
– Certain pairings with certain people. That’s all I will say.
What I didn’t love (yes there were things that just didn’t quite sit right with me)
– Tamlin…ugh he is just such a douche
– There were a few quotes in there which I noticed were from other books…Outlander, Harry Potter, LOTR to name a few. I know things are going to be recycled and I don’t have a MASSIVE issue with this, I just always feel a little disappointed.
– The book probably didn’t need to be as long as it was. In saying that, I still loved every page, just some of it didn’t feel completely necessary.
– Purring, growling, snarling…ALOT of it. It just usually makes me wonder how one snarls in approval. I feel like if I did this to someone they would back away from me very slowly and then run off. I know theres the whole ‘primal’ thing with fae…but sometimes it just gets a bit too much.
There was a lot more diversity in this book which was great, however I still think Sarah J Maas has a way to go before you could say that her books are diverse. PoC are generally side characters and there is a mention of someone who is LGBTQIA however I am still unsure whether or not this is appropriate or not – I won’t go into this because I don’t want to give any spoilers, but I have heard it has upset some readers.
Did I like this book more than ACOMAF? Hmmm…..I don’t know. ACOWAR is very different from ACOMAF in more ways than one so it is really, really hard to say. But if I had to put these books in an order of what I liked most to least it would go ACOMAF, ACOWAR then ACOTAR.
Despite the things I didn’t like, they were more just tiny annoyances more than anything. I absolutely loved this book…I really want to go back and re-read it straight away but feel I should give some of my other books some love.
Such a beautiful ending to a beautiful story.