Disclaimer: This review is written by a cranky reviewer and contains SPOILERS
Author: Sarah J Maas
Age: For readers 17 and up (I read this as a 16 year old and that’s my fault but would recommend this for 17 and up)
Rating: 3/5 stars
I tried so hard to hate this book like I hated the rest of the Acotar series (read my Acowar rant review here) but honestly, it wasn’t as bad. Ngl, I really enjoyed some parts (even if it pains me to admit that). All thanks to Nesta who shined in the book. As well as Gwyn and Emerie and even Cassian at times. HOWEVER, the other idiot moron characters in this book (cough cough RHYSAND and AMREN) made me tick off 2 stars.
Before you all scream at me like: “If you hate this series so much why do you read it?”. Basically I was curious about Nesta and I secretly like writing rant reviews and reading books I hate because I have no life and sometimes I like to torture myself by reading books I know I will dislike. 😅
Ok since I know I’m going to be really harsh and picky with this book, let’s first talk about the GOOD things in this book:
What I didn’t like:
Rhysand 🤢 :
Blood Rite Rant:
Ladies and gentlemen, do not read this book. JK you can read this book for Nesta and then skip all the parts where Rhysand and Amren show up. Then it would be a great book 😃
Blog Post 12:
Disclaimer: Do NOT read this review if you have not read ACOTAR, ACOMAF or ACOWAR. Book: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J Maas
Page Number: 699 Pages
Rating: 3/ 5 stars
Note: If you are a Sarah J Maas stan or an ACOTAR series fan, this review is probably not for you. I just finished reading ACOWAR and I’m using this space to rant.
I’ve never gotten why people get so hyped over Sarah J Maas’s books.
This book only raises my confusion.
I’ll agree that ACOWAR is better than ACOMAF, (even if I gave it a lower rating than ACOMAF), I didn’t like several aspects of this book, hence the 3 stars.
Here is my rant:
Sidenote: This is getting long but whatever happened to Feyre’s painting skills?
“The movement was so perfect that I knew I’d one day paint it.”
I haven’t seen Feyre paint since she returned from the Spring Court. I get she’s busy with the war and stuff, but she wasn’t too busy to keep from flirting with Rhysand.
To sum it up, I did not particularly love this series. It was ok. I don’t get the hype over these characters because they all seem pretty bland to me. The first book (ACOTAR) was the only good one. It only went downhill from there.
Disclaimer: DO NOT read this blog post if you have not read ACOTAR!
Book: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J Maas
Page Number: 656 Pages
Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars
“When you spend so long trapped in darkness, Lucien, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.”
Ok where do I start? I have so many thoughts on this book….to put it simply, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first one. Don’t get me wrong, I was hooked on ACOMAF from the beginning but despite it having a little bit more action than the last one, I found myself downright angry and frustrated to the max at some parts, which I will explain further down in this review.
Synopsis: Post Acotar and the war with Amarantha, Feyre has found herself still traumatized from the events that happened Under the Mountain. In addition, trouble is brewing in Prythian. Amarantha was only the beginning and there are much worse things in store for the Fae. Feyre realizes that she holds the power that may be the key to save them all.
“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.”
This book made me so furiated at times so right off the bat, here are the things I didn’t like about this book: (Sorry if this comes off as harsh- no hate to those who love ACOMAF but in my opinion, here are the parts I didn’t like about this book)
Questions (SKIP FOR SPOILERS):
Sidenote/ kinda spoiler : Unrelated, but was anyone else laughing every time Feyre said “my mate”? I found it funny because she said this every two sentences while longingly looking at Rhysand… haha.
I know it seems like I hated every aspect of this book but there are actually many parts I enjoyed, which is why I’m giving this book 3 stars:
“‘Smile again,’ he whispered. I hadn’t smiled for him. Ever. Or laughed. Under the Mountain, I had never grinned, never chuckled. And afterward … And this male before me … my friend.. For all that he had done, I had never given him either. Even when I had just … I had just painted something. On him. For him. I’d—painted again. So I smiled at him, broad and without restraint. ‘You’re exquisite,’ he breathed.”
“To the stars who listen—and the dreams that are answered.”
I know it sounds like I downright hated this book but I actually thought it was ok. I didn’t love it and I didn’t hate it completely (except for a few parts). ACOMAF is definitely worth a try! Most people love it and I really tried hard to love it too but I guess it just wasn’t for me. I’m still going to try ACOWAR and see if it’s better than this book.
“‘You will feel that way every day for the rest of your life,’ Rhysand said. This close, I could smell the sweat on him, the sea-and-citrus scent beneath it. His eyes were soft. I tried to look away, but he held my chin firm. [...]“You can either let it wreck you, let it get you killed like it nearly did with the Weaver, or you can learn to live with it.’”
Disclaimer: This blog post is spoiler free except for the parts labelled as spoilers.
Book: A Court of Thorn and Roses (ACOTAR)
Author: Sarah J Maas
Page Number: 415 Pages
Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
I just finished ACOTAR and wow…. I loved it! I admit I was a bit skeptical of this book at first because I didn’t like Throne of Glass which is by the same author. This book proved me wrong! I found myself invested in it and I couldn’t put the book down. A few things bothered me in this book but overall I found ACOTAR to be amazing and am DYING to read the next book!
Also was it only me that was reminded of Katniss and the Hunger Games in the beginning? Both Feyre and Katniss loved bow and arrows, set snares and hunted to provide food for their family’s table. It was also said that Isaac set snares while Feyre hunted with her arrows. I couldn’t help but laugh at this! Feyre and Isaac were the dollar tree version of Katniss and Gale.
Synopsis: Nineteen year old Feyre has been hunting for years to feed the mouths of her family. One day she brings back a wolf from her hunt. Little did she know that this wolf was a friend to a dangerous and powerful Fae. Demanding retribution for his dead friend, Feyre is dragged into Prythian, the land of the Fae. Over time Feyre comes to love her captor, Tamlin and is willing to do anything for him. Her love is soon put on a test as a deadly enemy arises.
“‘My father once told me that I should let my sister imagine a better life- a better world. And I told him that there was no such thing.’ [...] ‘I never understood-because I couldn’t...couldn’t believe that it was even possible.’ I swallowed, lowering my hand. ‘Until now.’
His throat bobbed. His kiss that time was deep and thorough, unhurried and intent. [...] It was the happiest moment of my life” (Maas 230).
What I didn’t like about this book:
What I did like:
“Because loving Tamlin was the only thing I had left, the only thing I couldn’t sacrifice” (Maas 401).
“He smiled at me still, broadly and without restraint or hesitation. Isaac had never smiled at me like that. Isaac had never made my breath catch, just a little bit.”
“A Court of Thorn and Roses” by Sarah J Maas is a really good book! I would highly recommend ACOTAR for Beauty and the Beast lovers! I’m excited to see what ACOMAF, the second book, brings!