Rating: 5 bookworms
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
I loved this book. There is seriously no part about it that I didn’t like. If I could shout it from the rooftops I would. I’ve been telling every bibliophile I know how amazing this book is. I think this is the first time that I enjoy the sequel way more than the first book and I liked the first book! Sarah J. Maas has truly outdone herself with this book.
“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”
Rhysand is perceived as the enemy, specifically he is Tamlin’s enemy and given Feyre’s relationship with him that makes him her enemy as well. In A Court of Thorns and Roses Rhysand is widely known as a whore and traitor but towards the end of we start seeing the real side of him. Rhys, Lord of the Night Court, is willing to do/sacrifice absolutely anything for his people and when you see that in action it’s almost awe inspiring and this is a fictional character people!
He sees a side of Feyre that nobody else gets, not even Tamlin. He treats her like an equal; with respect and an infinite amount of patience. We start to see the different sides of him: the side he shows his close friends and the side he shows the other Lords. He is one of the most complex characters I’ve ever read and Maas executes it perfectly.
“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”
After the events Under the Mountain Feyre is left feeling broken. She doesn’t eat, can’t sleep, doesn’t trust anyone and seems to merely exist day to day without feeling or experiencing anything. Tamlin isn’t helping matters with his overbearing nature and need to protect her at all times. It isn’t until she goes to the Night Court that she seems to come alive again. She befriends people that have gone through great tragedy, much like she has, but has come out on the other end stronger than ever and she needs that kind of hope in her life. Rhys is a good influence on her. He understands her, not just because of the bond that they share, but also because he too has faced unspeakable things and is haunted by them.
Rhys and Feyre compliment each other perfectly. Their chemistry is undeniable and the way he lets her do her thing is seriously #relationshipgoals. The whole cast of this books is amazing and the comrade they have is some of the best I’ve seen. This book wayyyy surpassed my expectations and I can’t wait wait wait for the next book! Definitely a 10/10 for me and one of my favorite books to date.
About the Author:
Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).
Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, 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 tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.