Review of A Court of Mist and Fury

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TITLE: A Court of Mist and Fury

 

AUTHOR: Sarah J Maas

 

SERIES: A Court Of Thorns And Roses

 

GENRE: Fantasy

 

SOURCE: Owned

 

PEEK-A-BOO:

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.

[Source: Goodreads]

THE QUOTE I LOVED THE MOST:

“The issue isn’t whether he loved you, it’s how much. Too much. Love can be a poison.”

 

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MY TAKE ON A C O M A F:

Truly speaking, I had read this book within a week after it was published, but I couldn’t convince myself to write about it. I asked myself and tried to figure out the reason. I came to a vague conclusion that although I had read and understood the story, I still felt unsatisfied. Hence, I read the book again, this time more slowly and carefully.

Believe me or not, I saw the whole book in a new light. I am glad that I re-read the book 🙂

After re-reading it- ACOMAF, doesn’t remain just a fantasy fairy retelling for me anymore. It’s much more than that. It is about relations, about feelings, about fears, about transitions, about acceptance and about so much more which life can throw on our faces…

ACOMAF also changed my opinions towards several characters dealt in the previous book. The way the whole plot developed and storyline progressed was entrancing. One could see beyond the words and understand the reasons and emotions connected with the actions of the characters.  The acts appeared to be rash and weird sometimes, but their intent couldn’t be questioned.

Sarah has played excellently with the characters. The characters grow onto you. I like the way the author molds the story-line to weave the new characters along with the old ones, without ruining the wholesome impact. The characters may cease to exist or fall in the background, but their presence is never forgotten.

The adventures are so exciting!!! The thrill and the rush while reading those action sequences and adventures is beyond words. It just makes your eyes go running all over the pages, to know what awaits at the end of the adventure.

But above all this, the thing which affected me the most was the emotional level of the whole story. The best part, for me, was that the feelings didn’t come at the surface immediately. They were definitely stirred while reading the book. But, they hit me on my face, like a storm, after I read the whole book through and was musing on it. It was completely overwhelming.

Let us not forget the ending. I absolutely adore this skill of Sarah of leaving a thread to a new beginning, at the peak of the story’s ending phase. Though many of you may say that the threads are given by any author who writes the series; but you will also not disagree when I say – Sarah J Maas has got style!!

All in all, this book is a beautiful piece of work… Sarah has outdone herself.

I will not say that it is a flawless creation, but one can’t deny that this is one among the best.

Grab your copy from AMAZON.COM or AMAZON.CO.UK

E- book copy available in KINDLE

What are you waiting for???

 

**SPOILER SECTION STARTS FROM THIS POINT ON WARDS**

 

 

 

This book bowled me over in the emotional field. The story line was strong but I was truly stumped by the ‘Feels’. If I could sum up the essence of the whole book- it was all about loving as equals. Loving a person doesn’t mean that you own that being. Love is about giving that person space, respect and freedom to live his/ her life by own choice. Love is- to treat your lover EQUAL- in every sense.

I would not say Tamlin was wrong. His actions were driven by pure fear. Anyone can become this protective, if they have seen all their loved ones die in front of their eyes. He was all alone when Feyre came in his life. He had fallen in love with her. He couldn’t come in terms with the ordeals she had to go through, for him.

He had his own bag of fears to deal with and so he did those things; without realising that it could hurt that very person whom he is doing all this for. It was never done with wrong intentions.

Feyre, on the other hand, is an independent spirit – A person, who took care of her family from a very small age. She went against death to free Tamlin. She was dealing with her own traumas. She had changed into something she was not and there was nobody to help her, guide her to accept the changes within her- physical and psychological. On top of it, every time she was restricted to do something which she wanted. Eventually, she had to burst. I could very well relate with her agony of being shut inside.

But, the character which just takes away my heart is- Rhysand. I can keep chanting his name- RHYS! RHYS! RHYS!

The way this character has been portrayed is just breath taking. I love Sarah J Mass, for moulding this character. Fifty years! For fifty years, he was debased and abused by Amarantha. Yet, he kept his sanity intact. His love for his city allowed him to endure the tribulation, under the mountain. He took all the bad names and biased behaviours of various people around him, in his stride. He kept on drinking this poison every day; for fifty years – only for Velaris. With all this, one can easily sum up his loyalty towards those whom he loves.

He treated Feyre as an individual. He didn’t force their bond on her. Inspite of knowing the truth and still allowing her to be with Tamlin – one can only imagine his pain. I can go on and on when it comes to this character.

The best scene for me was when, Rhysand is telling about his love to Feyre in the cottage. He is so full of emotions that tears start flowing from his eyes. I was so moved with this whole scene. He is the most powerful of the seven high lords; he is known for his cruelty and ruthlessness; he can manipulate anyone’s mind and break any type of spells in split of a second; and yet he wanted Feyre to make her decision of wanting him as her mate or not. He had kept this secret in his heart for months, in fear of being not good enough for her. His tears are flowing and he is remembering each and every moment, when he started getting hints; when he started searching for her; when he saw that she was somebody else’s; when he made her believe that he was evil; when he knew she hated him to the core; when he couldn’t see her die; when he thought himself unworthy of her; when he couldn’t gather enough courage to tell her the truth. This scene just melts my heart.

And what should I say about the ending… The climax was too good to be true.. I won’t delve on it because I think, it could be enjoyed the best when read.

For me, this book is beyond awesome!!! I have started marking the dates till the sequel gets released…

I am wondering, will I be able to survive through this wait???

I really doubt…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Review of A Court of Mist and Fury

    1. Glad to know that you liked it. I would just add one thing- Do not read the book for Feyre, read it for Rhys… I am certain you will not be disappointed.
      I love reading your reviews and I will be eagerly waiting for reading your opinions on this one. 🙂

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