A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (ACOTAR #2)

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A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, a popular fantasy romance series that continues Feyre Archeron’s story in the fae world.
Feyre deals with the aftermath of the events in the first book and faces new challenges as she navigates her new life in the fae realm besides Tamlin.

A Court of Mist and Fury Book Review

As much as I wanted to put it away, I gave the book multiple chances; I was open-minded and forgiving here. And it felt like something else at first. The writing style was way better, and Feyre seemed more mature. And I was excited for the coming scenes with Tamlin and Rhysand.

Honestly, as I read along, I couldn’t figure out yet why this series was so popular in the first place. It bored me out in most parts. Considering the first half felt better than the first book.
Nevertheless, after starting the reading, I decided to try it again. And I enjoyed it first. The writing style was quite different from the first book and felt like an improvement overall.

New characters were introduced, along with their dark past, and new alliances were made. It felt like the book would finally start how it should have been with the previous one. Those new side characters didn’t feel like something unique or outstanding, but they were a nice addition.

For some reason, as Feyre discovers more and more of her new powers, it feels like she is turning into something incredibly overpowered as soon as she gets angry or upset. Yes, she struggles to control her magic at first, but for some reason, it suddenly all works out.

I liked Rhysand at the end of the first book and toward the middle of the second. He’s my favorite villain, turning into a companion who was willing to help her while reading. Besides his stupid comments towards her, which are somewhat inadequate, the flirting overall is nice when you only know the reason. So, I was excited to read those parts.

And as much as I waited for Feyra and Rhysand’s moments, some were incredibly ridiculous.
Including the aftermath of those. They feel like hormonal-controlled teenagers, making everything much worse for me.
At some point, it feels like poorly-written porn here, which is sad, I don’t mind spicy scenes at all, but that was a bit too much too ridiculous.

So, as it goes on, word gets out people are about to prepare for war. I’m not sure why they’re doing that, but the group decides to go against them.
In all, it feels like dragging it all out extremely. Because they constantly go for conversations but without anything important happening.

Final Thoughts

I enjoyed the book until the middle, where, from that point on, it only felt like dropping.
And as much as I tried to, and I gave the book an extra chance even though the first book didn’t convince me, it didn’t get me. At all. It’s just so long; instead of something important going on, it’s dragging itself immensely.
I had to convince myself to go on, but in the end, I only put it on hiatus as a DNF. I couldn’t stand it anymore.

A lot .. clisché is happening, but I didn’t compare any of it, or I’d have put the book away hours before. At this point, I only wanted it to end, and currently, it’s on DNF, and I don’t know if I would ever finish the last 10 chapters. I should have stopped a while ago, but I was too curious. My bad here.

It is slow-paced, and readers enjoying that trope might enjoy it.

Have you read A Court of Mist and Fury? What do you think of it? Do you agree with the hype?

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