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Recently, I found out about something called the ‘Top Ten Tuesday‘ trend.  It’s a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish for book fans. Basically what happens is that they post a bookish question and you have to list your answer in a post or a comment. Thats it!

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A Court Of Wings And Ruin | Sarah J. Maas

“Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.”

“You bow to no one,”

Breakdown:

  • Book: A Court Of Wings And Ruin
  • Series: ACOWAR – Book Three
  • Author: Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis:

“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.”

REVIEW + SPOILERS:

“Night Triumphant – and the Stars Eternal.
If he was the sweet, terrifying darkness, I was the glittering light that only his shadows could make clear.”

I can not explain to you how excited I was to read it. I didn’t even wait after finishing the second one before launching straight into this one. There were a million unanswered questions and a million more things that I needed to know, RIGHT. NOW. However, there was ONE main thing I was looking forward to reading in this book.

A. The SPRING COURT. TAMLIN. LUCIEN.

The previous book, >ACOMAF<, ended with Feyre giving herself up to Tamlin in order to save her real family and true love. Obviously, I was dying to know how she was going to behave whilst she’s there. Especially after she pretended to be in love with Tamlin. Who is an absolute idiot by the way.

B. Rhysand, may he be mine.

Rhysand is a great example for men out there. He is strong, smart and supportive. His priorities are set straight. I need me some Rhysand in my life. He never forced Feyre to do anything she doesn’t want, he simply guides her. Every thing with him is always a choice. He cares for her, waits patiently for her to recover, helps her heal and completely understands her needs. He manages to balance between his own emotions and hers.

“I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have… the wait was worth it.” 

C. The All Truthful Mor

Mor is annoying as hell. We finally find out why she’s been avoiding Azriel this whole time. And it’s NOT ok. I completely understand her reasons, her feelings are justified and so is her ‘secrecy’. But keeping it to herself for 500 years and counting is just too much. She is being selfish. Especially when she knows how that he has been waiting for her this whole time, and honesty from her will finally help him move on. I’m not saying she has to tell the world, I’m just saying that it would’ve been better if she took Az somewhere private and explained her side to him. Azriel is also to blame. Morrison has made it clear that she hasn’t encouraged him in pursuing her. She has dated other people through out this whole time and refused him. He should finally take a hint and try to get over her. This whole situation with both of them is just soo complicated, I want it fixed! I just love them both so much!

D. Tamlin. Ugh, Tamlin. He is such a sore loser. I swear, the whole time he was there I just wanted to slap him.

Conclusion:

I LOOOOOVE this entire trilogy! And I’m definitely looking forward to the next ACOTAR books that will come out. I heard we might be getting three more in this universe so YES!

For the past AWESOME parts:

Final Rating:

“We’re all a broken, in our own ways – In places no one might see.”

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A Court Of Mist And Fury | Sarah J. Maas

“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.” 

Breakdown:

  • Book: A Court Of Mist And Fury
  • Series: ACOTAR – Book Two
  • Author: Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis:

“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.”

SPOILERS

Tamlin you son of a B****!! How dare you.

OH.MY.GOD!! What the efff happened to sweet, caring Tamlin! No Tamlin, noooo! He changed, completely. He is exactly everything I hate in a person. WHHHY? Not that I didn’t see it coming. I knew that she would never end up with him because ONE: Rhysand… sexy, brooding Rhysand. TWO: Tamlin didn’t fight for her, at all. He is soo annoying, he didn’t even try to help her. And THREE: RHYSAAAAND!

But still….Why!!

He is sooo different from when we first met him in >A Court Of Thorns And Roses!<

I have a feeling that this post will be full of insults, so bare with me, ok.

Before I truly begin my review, I saw these gifs in goodreads and I thought they were the prefect representation of how I felt. So my initial overall review of the book in gifs if you please…vv

Me when I received the book:
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Me When I started reading:
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Me Whenever Feyre and Rhysand were together:
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Me when I read Chapter 54

ALSO Me when I read Chapter 54
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I mentioned this in my previous review of ACOTAR and I’ll say it again. I rarely fall in deep and true love with a book. It takes a special kind of author to magically weave her world into my mine and make it one. Sarah J. Maas managed to do exactly that. I was soo high with excitement after the first one that I immediately went and bought the other two. And proceeded to devour this one.

SPOILERS

I promised myself that this time I won’t delve into what happens and to whom. There is soo much that goes on, it’s just impossible to do so..even if I wanted. So I’m going to keep this review short and simple.  Besides, my explosive beginning should’ve been hint enough for you.

Everything was just soo well written. SJM manages to capture all of the characters feelings exactly right. There were moments where it was difficult for me to read because she managed to explore depression in such a detailed and accurate way. Nothing was rushed in this book. All of us took our time recovering from the last catastrophe that happened and slowly worked our way to finding hope, love, family and future.

Feyre and Rhysand’s character development was so profound throughout the book. From Feyre’s journey of self-discovery and Rhysand’s ability to allow love and people into his heart. His backstory is heart breaking. I truly dare you not to feel respect and awe when thinking about this hot High Lord. “He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.” 

Lets also not forget about Tamlin and Lucien. Tamlin’s crimes were unforgivable, I understand why he did what he did, but still that did not excuse any of his selfish actions. However, for some unknown reason to me, I felt Lucien’s betrayal a lot harder and more painful than Tamlin’s. Lucien was her friend, her ally. She saved his life. He owed her his life. Yet, he chose to watch her wither away, get abused and held prisoner. He chose to watch as she was held captive and died everyday in that place. Even after she begged him for help, he didn’t even try. Not really.

Rhysand+Feyre

I rarely ship more than one couple per book but this one left me with at least FOUR! We have my obvious OTP Rhysand+Feyre. Followed by Cassian+Nesta (I KNOW! JUST IMAGINE THEIR KIDS. FIERCE AS HELL). Followed by Mor+Azriel and Lucien+Elaine (not that I think he deserves her, not for now at least)

Enjoy my review for the first book in this series here! >A Court Of Thorns And Roses!< Followed by the third book review,  A Court Of Wings And Ruin! 

For reading this long post, I reward you with these beautiful illustrations of my ships!

Cassian + Nesta

Lucien+Elaine
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Mor+Azriel

Final Rating:

“When you spend so long trapped in darkness, Lucien, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.” 

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A Court Of Thorns And Roses | Sarah J. Maas

There are those who seek me a lifetime but never we meet,
And those I kiss but who trample me beneath ungrateful feet.

At times I seem to favor the clever and the fair,
But I bless all those who are brave enough to dare.

By large, my ministrations are soft-handed and sweet,
But scorned, I become a difficult beast to defeat.

For though each of my strikes lands a powerful blow,
When I kill, I do it slow… ”

Breakdown:

  • Book: A Court Of Thorns And Roses
  • Series: ACOTAR – Book One
  • Author: Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis:

“Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.”

I LOVE IT. 

This book is everything I didn’t expect it to be. Very little things truly and completely captivate me, and this was one of them. From beginning, to middle, to end. I loved it. There aren’t enough words to describe how I feel about ACOTAR. Truly. But… I’ll try.

SPOILERS

The first few chapters went a little slow for me, but I forced myself to push through. And I’m so glad I did, because everything suddenly happened so fast. Feyre or as how you are meant to pronounce it – Feyruh-  is the youngest of three sisters and is forced to hunt in the woods to provide for her family while her sisters, Nesta and Elain dined and wined for free. One day something happens and the High Lord of the Spring Court, Tamlin shows up and takes her. Tamlin being the handsome eye candy that he is, ends up falling in love with her.  Showering this poor huntress with all the jewels and riches of the world.

On the other side, we have the evil b**** Amarantha. She took over the fae realm and ruled it like the dark and murderous monster that she is. All while brooding over sweet Tamlin. Obviously, all the ingredients for a recipe for disaster.

I completely dumbed it down to make it more simple, but TRUST ME. There is soo much more. This book isn’t just a love story. It’s a tale of a smart and strong woman who fought against all odds to keep her family and her lover safe. She sacrificed herself for a family that didn’t do anything for her. She gave herself up for a man who hid things from her. AND she destroyed herself for a species that didn’t give a crap about her. She gave up her world for everyone but herself. Powerful and selfless Feyre is everything I would love to be.

In comes the brooding and sexy Rhysand, pronounced Reese-and, he is the High Lord of The Night Court. Faerie bad boy through and through. AND my personal favorite. This is the very first time in my ‘reading’ history that I wish with the bottom of my heart that the main protagonist ends up with a secondary male character. Because let me tell you, Rhysand is no ones second. Labelled as Amarantha’s Who*e he is our enemy. But things happen that will make you think twice about that. AND that is all I will say about this sweetheart.

I have soo many questions that have been left unanswered….

MAJOR SPOILERS

A. What was Amarantha’s question, you know what I’m talking about! Will I ever know what it is?

B. Why on earth would Tamlin do this! There was a moment where Feyre could’ve been saved towards the end of the book.

That one moment Tamlin had with her, he chose to sleep with her?? Why?? I don’t get it! If you finally have a moment where you can save your beloveds life without anyone noticing then you WOULD SAVE YOUR BELOVED’S LIFE. Instead of trying to do that or even at the very least talking to her, he chose to sleep with her!! Tamlin! I’m soo disappointed in you! Truly!

C. This part……. I would kill to know what this part meant. Oddly enough my favorite part in the whole book.

“Well, good-bye for now,” he said, rolling his neck as if we hadn’t been talking about anything important at all. He bowed at the waist, those wings vanishing entirely, and had begun to fade into the nearest shadow when he went rigid.
His eyes locked on mine wide and wild, and his nostrils flared. Shock—pure shock flashed across his features at whatever he saw on my face, and he stumbled back a step. Actually stumbled.
“What is—” I began.
He disappeared—simply disappeared, not a shadow in sight—into the crisp air.”

FINALLLY…

This book is everything. I recommend it to anyone who wants a book about love, family and sacrifice. Also, if you’re interested in learning how to kill a large disgusting worm then this book is definitely for you. I promised myself that I won’t purchase any book until my loooong unending TBR is done…BUT…I think this series will be an exception. Look forward to my next review!

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Final Rating:

“Rhysand stared at me for long enough that I faced him.
“Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”

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