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.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights. (Goodreads)
I don’t actually know where to begin with this review. I am speechless. I was emotionally wrecked after reading this book – I am surprised I never had a heart attack! The feels, the suspense and that twist! I will attempt to make this review as coherent as possible – but I make no promises!
Let’s start with Tamlin. The hated Tamlin. I actually found him tolerable in the first book. I didn’t think he was the right choice for Feyre, but I thought he was a decent enough sort of guy. Boy was I wrong!! His complete change in character in this book left me reeling with nothing to grab onto! I was not expecting him to be the way he was and I did end up joining the bandwagon of readers waiting to slap him. Especially at the end. I don’t want to give too many reviews, but I was pretty angry. I am shocked I refrained from throwing my kindle!!
Feyre . I loved her! I loved watching the transition she went through. She became this broken, mild creature after what happened Under the Mountain and it is completely understandable that she would be having a hard time dealing with it. But Tamlin didn’t help! In fact he made her worse!! Away from that though, I loved watching the way in which she grew as a character under Rhys’ encouragement. By the end of the book, I was totally hailing for her and I cannot wait to see what she does in the next book. She has gone from meek and broken, to a very strong character who does not let anyone or anything harm the people she loves the most! Whilst she still struggles with what she did, she has found a way to deal with it so that it doesn’t take over her life!
Rhys! I loved Rhys from the very first book. He was this dark, broody, seemingly evil character, but I knew different! I was hoping that he would pul a “Warner” on us and he did!! I loved the other side to his character that no one saw except for his family. I added him to my book boyfriends list. The way he cared for Feyre and brought her out of her slump was tear jerking and I voiced the idea (although I guess I could say that I knew) about what they were and what they shared. So when it FINALLY came about, I was pretty much squealing at the kindle, whilst earning myself some funky stares from my dad. He has the right amount of arrogance and sass as well as his caring side to make him a lot of fun to read!
I want to keep this short – Feyre and Rhys gave me so many feels! Probably more feels then I wanted to feel *cough*Court of Nightmares *cough* and I loved them together. My heart had the feels and I was pulling for them right from the very beginning of the book! I did start talking to the kindle at some point because they were taking forever to get their stuff together (talking about you here, Feyre) to realise that they belonged together! Overtime she held back because of Tamlin, I could have hit my head repeatedly against the wall…
I adored the other characters within Rhys’ family and I loved watching their interactions with each other. Casein, for me, was definitely my favourite. He had me snorting out loud and I think the comic relief he gave to this book just made it whole – it stopped everything else from being too intense for a little while! I also really enjoyed the complicated interactions and relationships that the author weaved into these characters because they had lives of their own – they were fleshed out so much, I believed that they belonged to this story!
The end of the book had me on edge!! It was late, I am now sleep deprived because of it, but I had to know what happened. I physically could not put this book down until I had found out what happened!I don’t want to give anything away, but it was fab-u-lous! This was where I pretty much had my heart attack! I was crying, my heart was pounding and then it reached the end and I was smiling and I was happy and I just couldn’t anymore! I was so emotionally wrecked, I didn’t know what to feel anymore! I just loved it! I need the next book… like now!
Overall, as you can probably tell, I really loved this book! For me, whereas the first book set everything in motion and built up the world so much so that the author didn’t have to do much in this book toward it, this book was full of the action that was the missing piece to the first book. I can understand why the author would do this, though, because this world is so vividly described and thought out, that I believed I was there. I could have been transported there! Like I said, with most of the work for the world building in the first book done, she didn’t need to add much more to make it even more breathtaking!
I loved this book! It was vivid, imaginative and just fantastic! I gave this book 5/5 stars!
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