This book gave me every single feel. I dragged it out because I couldn’t dare to part with my loved ones, but I sat down on page 500 and devoured the rest of the book. I have not a single regret. I cried, then I was strained, then I cried again, until I could finally smile again when I thought I never would because of what Sarah J. Maas did to me.
Before you dive in, I have to say there may be spoilers if you have not already read the first two books!
Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Genre: New Adult / YA
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
~ Goodreads Synopsis ~
Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
It’s a rare person to face who they are and not run from it – not be broken by it.
This was a fantastic, gripping, and whirlwind of a conclusion to the ACOTAR series. I could not have thought of a better ending because every single thing I wanted to happen, happened and it was written so beautifully and with such grace that kept me enthralled enough to read 200 pages in one sitting – which is no small feat for me.
The character development that happened, both from watching these characters from the first book to this one and from solely watching them through this book, was tremendous. We started out with a feeble human girl struggling to provide for her terrible sisters and deadbeat father to her truly living up to her title of Cursebreaker. Every single other character that Maas planted in the first book sprouted to heights I didn’t even believe were possible – for everyone from Rhysand’s friends to the other high lords to even Feyre’s sisters. They all endured so much, truly learning from it. It actually made me feel so proud of them and their accomplishments and sacrifices.
In this book, I really appreciated getting to know Rhysand’s people better. In A Court of Mist and Fury, I felt a little detached from them and barely knew them let alone remembered who they all really were. However, going along with the character development, the group grew so complex and vital and I was so glad to get to know them. They all had such big, unique personalities that were so interesting to learn. I really want to reread the other books just so I can pay attention to them more since I really hadn’t in the beginning.
The love that flourishes between all of the romances is so pure, as well as a certain character’s intentions in the end when he chooses to help. I was so touched by all of them. And Feyre and Rhysand give me life, my soul is built upon the foundations of their love. I will forever root for them no matter how much I adore Rhysand. The world would end if they weren’t together.
Maas’s writing style is also something to behold. I hung from every word like the pure trash that I am for this series. The sentences flowed so smoothly and were stung together so delicately that it felt like she put she so much time and dedication into every single word. She does tend to use ellipses and dashes an obscene amount, and use a key word of the following sentence, and then finish the thought behind that word in the sentence. I had never noticed that until it was pointed out in a few booktube videos I watched, so I’m sorry if I just pointed it out to you!
But really, in general, I find the whole world Maas crafted to be so deliciously dark and whimsical. The creatures she designed to cause turmoil are straight from nightmares. Every part of the world is enticing, and I really want to learn more. I need a guide to Pyrthian.
I am so sad to see this beautiful series end, but I hope the novellas will at least somewhat fill the void it left in its wake.
When you erupt, girl, make sure it is felt across worlds.
What did you think of ACOWAR? Was it the finale you hoped for?
Thanks for reading,