Book review – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 626

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.


A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book in the ACOTAR series, therefore please expect some spoilers for the first book in this review.

“I am broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belong to you.”

If you read my review of A Court of Thorns and Roses, you’ll know that I loved this series from the very first page. A Court of Mist and Fury has only solidified my love for Sarah J. Maas and the world she has created.

If I loved ACOTAR, ACOMAF blows it out of the water. I’m only two books in, but this series already sits comfortably among the top of my favourites list. Plus, it gives us some really neat acronyms.

Unpopular opinion: I really don’t like Rhysand! Some of my least favourite characters have taken a lead role in this second instalment, while my favourite characters from the first book have taken a back seat in this one.

ACOMAF also introduced some new characters, all of whom I absolutely adored. This is also the first time ever that I have read a book with a character who shares my name (Ianthe). It has inspired me to start using my real name online. Every character in Maas’ books is unique, with their own flaws and quirks that makes them so interesting and loveable.

“Many atrocities, have been done in the name of the greater good.”

I don’t like the direction some of the characters have taken, but I liked everything else. The world-building is phenomenal. This world just sucks you in and won’t let go until you’ve finished the last page. The Faeries, the creatures, the characters – everything is new and fresh. Sarah J. Maas has created a completely original world with a captivating story.

Maas’ writing is gripping as ever, although she seems to have some sort of obsession with the word ‘purred’ which annoys me to no end. But that’s just a minor personal issue.

Feyre’s story is haunting and powerful. Though I am still waiting for a heart-wrenching moment like we got in Maas’ Throne of Glass series. That would make this complete for me.

The ending of ACOMAF was perfect. It sets up the story for the third book beautifully, and I can’t wait to start reading and see what happens next to Feyre and the gang.

“And I wondered if love was too weak a word for what he felt, what he’d done for me. For what I felt for him.” 

4 thoughts on “Book review – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed this so much! I definitely loved this even more than the first book, although for me it probably was because of Rhysand, who is one of my favourite characters. I can definitely see why he wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea though! 🙂
    The introduction of all the new characters was definitely a huge plus of this book too though, and I liked getting to see even more of them in the third book. I hope you enjoy the next one as much as I did! 🙂
    Great review! 🙂

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