I finally read A Court of Wings and Ruin [The Book Depository], aka ACOWAR. It’s amazing! Although I find it more political than A Court of Mist and Fury, this new installment of the series by Sarah J. Maas is delightful. We get to know more about Feyre, Rhysand, Nesta, Elaine, and the others. Although this volume was good, ACOMAF is still my favorite.
We left Feyre in the Spring Court. She had sworn she would revenge what Tamlin had done with her sisters. We also left Nesta giving the King of Hybern the middle finger. (You have to love Nesta and her angry ways.)
[SPOILERS: this post contains massive spoilers. If you haven’t read ACOWAR, refrain yourself from continuing reading.]
Feyre is Rhysand’s spy in the Spring court. She’s also his mate and his wife. Tamlin doesn’t know that, and he’s going to pay dearly for what he did. It’s amazing that he cannot see beyond his nose. But, Tamlin’s way of love is selfish and brutal. No wonder he ends up doing what he does. Plus, Hybern forces are in his lands taking evil plans into action.
But Feyre isn’t the only fox in the court: Lucien is getting closer to her. Elaine is his mate, and he’ll do whatever to be with her. He’s competent, and as we learn later in the book, the son of the Sun High Lord. So, not so much Autumn Court runs in his veins. That’s why his family hates him so much (except his mother, of course).
Not only Feyre lefts the Court Spring in diapers, but we also get to see her in action. War comes, and things are messed up: Rhys is caught up in politics as much as the other High Lords. Getting them to agree when everybody thinks of Rhysand a treacherous being isn’t easy.
Things aren’t easy at all since Hybern is always winning. The King is toying with them, and he’s about to win all the battles were not for Feyre’s courage and Rhys sacrifice. But despite that, it’s not them who kill the evil King, but Elaine and Nesta. True to her word, Nesta ends up slicing the King’s neck. If Nesta gets angry with you, you have your days counted.
So, what happens next? We’ll need to wait until next year. One thing is sure: this book is fast, highly political and surprising. I didn’t expect to see any warm scene with Nessian (Nesta and Cassian), but we got something. Will they end up together? And Elaine, will she accept Lucien? (Because the poor guy is doing everything to get her. She’s only thinking about a human who refused her because now she’s Fae…)
Despite the pain of waiting for a whole year to continue reading the adventures of Rhys and company, I have to admit that this is one of my favorite series ever. The writing is light and fast. Descriptions are easy, and sexy scenes are hot. I just wonder how it can get better.
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