Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

A Court of Mist and Fury 
by Sarah J. Maas

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 torn apart.

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

I seriously don't know how to rate this. On the one hand, as a stand alone read, if you completely don't consider the first book in this series then this was a pretty amazing bit of storytelling. For that, I'd give it 5 stars.

BUT for all of us who read A Court of Thorns and Roses, the author has utterly made it irrelevant to following this series as well as destroyed the main character's development from the first book.

This was my thoughts while reading:
I'm have serious concerns about the direction Maas is taking. She is an incredibly talent writer but some things just don't work...and I see it coming thinking no she can't be doing this but it really looks like...I love you so much I will die for you (literally) is not enough to love someone unconditionally.

WTH - "I'm thinking that I was a lonely, hopeless person, and I might have fallen in love with the first thing that showed me a hint of kindness and safety. And I'm thinking maybe he knew that- maybe not actively, but maybe he wanted to be that person for someone. And maybe that worked for who I was before. Maybe it doesn't work for who- what I am now."
- I saw it coming but WTH 2 chapters and you flip?"

Okay, I totally get toxic relationships but give us some time to absorb the transformation.

I'm going to stop ranting and just say UGH! I have nothing left to say and I'm not going to rate this read because I'm still too conflicted to consider it.

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