Book Talk: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Posted August 3, 2016 in 3 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

 

Book Talk: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Published by Bloomsbury USA Children's
Published On: May 3, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy
Maturity Level: Adult - Violence and sexual content
3 Stars
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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.

what-I-loved

I think the only thing I liked about this book was the romance. I thought it was cute even if it was very predictable. I do want to say that this book was heavy on the sexual content, more so than the last, so this is not a book I’d recommend for younger teens. Some of those scene were super steamy though and I really enjoyed them! However those were the only scenes I really enjoyed.

I’m having a hard time putting into words what I liked about this book because all I can think about is what I don’t like. Even though I gave it three stars and I’m sticking with that rating! I guess the only other thing I can think of is the new characters that we got to see. I do wish we had gotten to know them more though but I have faith that we will in later books. I just found that their friendships were really fun to see and I love how they all interacted with either other.

I’m also really glad we got to see more of the courts. I’m very glad that happened even though I was bored through most of it.

**Bonus points: No love triangle! One thing I can be happy about!

what-I-didn't-love

I felt that this book was full of things I just didn’t like. I was really disappointed after loving the first book so much. The first thing that really bothered me was that it felt like every main character from the first book went through a major personality change. I understand that they went through a lot in the previous book and I wouldn’t expect them to be 100% unchanged by that but it felt like I was reading about completely new characters and I liked the old characters better. Feyre is apparently incapable of standing up for herself and Tamlin turns into an overprotective monster? I just found it strange and I was sad that my favourite characters all turned into things I couldn’t stand. I HATED what happened to Tamlin. I loved his character and now he’s been ruined for me.

This book almost felt like it didn’t need that first book. It was as if the first book happened and there was a huge division between that boo and this one. I found there wasn’t much of a plot in this one besides the romance. Nothing really happened until the very end and even that felt a little anti-climactic.

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I think I’m missing a lot of things in this list but I’m too disappointed to remember them all. Also how did I not see how much Sarah J Maas uses … and – until now? She has a hard time writing complete sentences I think. My biggest disappointment in this book was the writing itself.

who-I'd-recommend-to

I’d recommend this to any Sarah J. Maas fans who enjoy being disappointed. I know I have the unpopular opinion here but there were just so many technical things wrong with this book. I would say that if you like more romance than fantasy in your books then you’d probably enjoy this one. If you’re an action person like me, maybe skip this one.

one-line-review

This book was disappointing to me. There were so many things that bothered me that I couldn’t fully get into the book. It was more of a romantic plot than a fantasy plot and it didn’t even fit with the first book.

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3 responses to “Book Talk: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

  1. I didn’t love the first book in this series and I think I actually liked this one a bit more, but I agree with your rating. The book was WAY too long for such little plot there was. And I’m not a big fan of completely changing characters personalities just so you can make it easy for readers to jump “ships” with you

    • It feels like they were two different books. I’m finding people are only liking one or the other. Or the people who are obsessed with her and will give her al the stars 😂 I was just pretty disappointed in the hype for this one.

  2. “I’d recommend this to any Sarah J. Maas fans who enjoy being disappointed.” 😀 Love it! Sorry it was a disappointing read for you though.

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