POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!!!
I can’t say enough how much I loved this book. Words cannot adequately express the book hangover I am experiencing right now. I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I MORE THAN LOVE A Court of Mist and Fury. I am a big fan of book series, and often reread the first book in a series exponentially more than the rest of the books just because I love world building. This is the 1st time that I know I will be skipping the first book in favor of the sequel. Everything was better. Everything. The world, the characters, the backstory, the love. I know I should be waiting to write this review, because at the moment I’m just babbling incoherently, but you NEED to read this book. NOW.
Rhysand was a highlight of ACOTAR. It is the first time I can ever remember being truly intrigued by a villain. I’ve always heard about “the villain you love to hate”, but I’ve never had one, until Rhysand. And then Sarah Maas flipped it on me. She made me love Rhysand. Love him, love him.
He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.
And poor Tamlin. He was the only main character in ACOTAR that I felt didn’t get enough of a build. And it turns out I was right, but for all the wrong reasons. I can’t remember a book where I have so completely changed my mind about a character. I was on team Tamlin, and wanted them to have a happily ever after. Now he’s no longer a good guy, and it took awhile for me to wrap my head (and my heart) around that one.
I am so excited that I want to preorder the next book now. But it’s not available yet. I think the book has a few scenes that are too sexually explicit for the average teen, but I think the book also sends a strong message of female empowerment. I loved it.