edited on November 11th, 2023 at 12:01 pm
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 the story of Feyre Archeron in the world of the fae.
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.
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 is 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 were a nice addition to it.
For some reason, as Feyre discovers more and more of her new powers, it feels like her turning into something incredibly overpowered as soon as she gets angry. Yes, she struggles to control her magic at first but.. for some reason, then suddenly it all works out.
I liked Rhysand at the end of the first book and toward the middle. He’s my favorite villain who was also willing to help her against Amarantha. Besides his stupid comments towards her, which are somewhat inadequate, the flirting overall is nice when you only know the reason for it. So, I was excited to read those parts.
And as much as I waited for Feyra and Rhysand’s moments, some of their intimate scenes 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.
So, as it goes on, word gets out that Hyden, as the king of the Faerieland, is preparing for war. I’m not really sure why exactly he’s doing that, but the group decides to go against him.
In all, it feels like dragging it all out extremely. Because they constantly go for conversations but without anything important happening.
I really 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 I wasn’t convinced by the first book, it didn’t get me. At all. It’s just so long and instead of something important going on, it’s dragging itself immensely.
As I really had to convince myself to go on but in the end, I only put it on hiatus as a DNF. I just can’t stand it anymore.
A lot .. clisché, Ig, but I didn’t compare any of it really, or I’d have put the book away hours before already. At this point, I only wanted it to end and currently, it’s on hiatus and I don’t know if I finish the last 10 chapters. I should have stopped a while ago but I was just too curious, my bad here.
A+ : 10-9.3 | A: 9.2-8.7 | A- : 8.6-8.0 || B+ : 7.9-7.3 | B: 7.2-6.7 | B- : 6.6-6.0 || C+ : 5.9-5.3 | C: 5.2-4.7 | C- : 4.6-4.0 ||
D+ : 3.9-3.3 | D: 3.2-2.7 | D- : 2.6-2.0 || E+: 2.1-2.4 | E : 2.5-1.8 || F: 1.9-0
Have you read A Court of Mist and Fury? What do you think of it? Do you agree with the hype?