Waiting on Wednesday - A Court of Mist and Fury

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

 




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.

 
Having a best friend who practically worships the ground Sarah J. Maas walks on can be difficult at times. I mean, we're all book lovers here, and we probably have friends who love them, too. And, if you're at all like me, you and your friends tend to have similar tastes.
 
When Throne of Glass first came out, my best friend was all over it and, for my birthday, I received a pretty, hardback, signed copy of Throne of Glass. Knowing she loved it so much, I was eager to crack it open and see what all the fuss was about. Well, I was... less than enthused. Celaena was far too damn perfect, in my opinion. She was absolutely beautiful, knew how to kill a man a dozen different ways, and despite being enslaved for so long, men were crawling over each other to be with her. Gag. But, determined to give it a fair chance, I read Crown of Midnight, too. So now not only is she perfect, but she's a lost fairy princess? And my favorite character was killed off?
 
Just. No. Thanks, anyway.
 
So that was a series me and my BFF would just have to agree to disagree on. In contrast, though, I was super excited about A Court of Thorns and Roses when it came out and even snagged a signed copy of it, too! It's weird. Seeing as it, too, deals with fairies and one of the main plots of the book mirrors that of Throne of Glass, one would think that I would despise this series, too. But I found that I was able to connect with Feyre on a more human level. She had flaws, wasn't a badass from page one and I was able to see her grow throughout the first book to become a strong heroine. Further, we got an awesome (semi?) bad guy in Rhysand that I definitely want to learn more about in the next installment.
 
Overall, I can't really pin down why I love this series so much, but I'm definitely looking forward to A Court of Mist and Fury's release date next month, May 3rd.
 
Most of all, though, I'm glad that I was finally able to join the "I Love Sarah J. Maas" book club that it seemed like everyone was in.

15 comments :

  1. I'm eagerly waiting for this one as well as her other. Great pick!

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    1. I don't understand how she puts out these huge books so fast! I'm eager to see what you think of it!

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  2. We are so opposite, because I absolutely do not like Feyre but I love Celaena! Although I didn't like her character, ACoTaR was an okay read for me. I liked all the other characters and the world, so I'm looking forward to this sequel.

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    1. Uuuggghhh, I couldn't stand Celaena. I'm like, "You're an assassin. This means you have scars, right? Can you AT LEAST get a freakin' pimple and sound more realistic?" Lolol. But I know I'm in the vast minority when it comes to that opinion and I DO understand some of the charm in ToG. I have the rest of the series on audiobook, so I may read the next one when I'm feeling froggy, but I'm definitely looking forward to this one more.

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  3. Aghhh another series I haven't read the first book for. Bummer. I've read Throne of Glass and I love love that series, so this one is definitely on my radar. Thank you for sharing♥ Great pick!
    Thanks for visiting. Followed you back!

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

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    1. Haha, that's the curse of WoW, isn't it? I always add a dozen or so more books to my TBR pile, which is already bursting at the seams. XD

      No problem! I loved checking yours out and will definitely keep an eye on your blog/reviews. ^-^

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  4. I still need to dive into this series! I really enjoyed the first Throne of Glass book - so hopefully I'll like this one, too!

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    1. ToG was OKAY for me, but I didn't like it nearly as much as ACoTaR. Maybe you can marathon read both once this one comes out. =P

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  5. I've never read anything by this author before. I hope you enjoy reading this book! Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

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    1. It's definitely worth checking out once you have some free time. And no problem! Your blog was lovely. ^-^

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  6. Yep yep yep I'm slowly counting down the days until I can get this baby in my hands!

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  7. Oh my gosh I can't wait for this either!! After the way ACOTAR ended... :)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Right?! I need more Rhysand! I just hope it doesn't turn out into a corny love triangle. >.<

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  8. I'm going to need to reread ACOTAR before this one comes out, so I can read them back to back :-) I really enjoyed ACOTAR, so I've got high hopes for ACOMAF.
    I still need to read Queen of Shadows, but it's been a while since I read Heir of Fire, so I hope I will still remember what happened in that book. I like the books, but I don't love them. I'm going to give QoS a go and see if I like it enough to continue with the series.

    Congratulations on your blog, it looks so nice!!

    Annelies @ http://lisslittlebookcorner.blogspot.be/

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