Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 2nd, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Page Number: 699
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.
After a year of waiting, this book finally came out and I was able to read it. The year of anticipation leading to that moment did build up the book’s hype and I had so many high expectations for the book and completely shattered them. It was so good and completely lived up to my expectations. The pacing was excellent, a lot of my questions were answered and it was totally satisfying. I flew through this book so quickly and even though this end of this story I still want more. There is going to be a continuation of this series and I already have a couple of theories on how this spinoff is going to play off.
ACOWAR picks up a couple weeks after the end of ACOMAF, and going into ACOWAR, I was a little worried that we would spend a majority of the book with Feyre in the spring court and that would drag on as long as possible, but nothing in this book dragged on. Even though this book was huge, the pacing was perfect and it didn’t drag at any parts. We got to meet a couple more monsters as well as a couple others making a return appearance, and we learn more about Drakon and Miriam (I need a novella of their story) The book took a couple of turns that I wasn’t expecting, and nothing was too predictable. This entire book from cover to cover was simply perfect. If you haven’t read this series yet, you need to pick these books up.
Rhysand: Since I read ACOMAF, Rhysand has been one of my top book boyfriends and this book has done nothing but enforces that ruling. He is still not completely healed from what happened under the mountain but he does seem to be getting better. He still has that self-sacrificing streak and it comes out in full force.
Feyre: She has changed quite a bit since A Court of Thorns and Roses and her development is very evident. She is strong and very much the equal of Rhysand which makes them perfect for each other.
Nesta: I enjoyed seeing more of Nesta in this book. I didn’t particularly like her at first, but I have come around a little and understand her previous actions. She’s a wonderfully complex character and hopefully, we see more of her.
Mor: We learn a lot more about her in this book, especially regarding her relationship with Azriel and that confession just about broke my heart. That situation, in particular, has not been resolved but I look forward to seeing how that plays out later on.
Have you read this book yet? What did you think of this book? What are some of your theories for the spinoff?