Book Reviews

ACOTAR Series Review


I’ll admit firstly before I get into this, that it took me a year to pick up A Court Of Thorns & Roses book, I’ve put it down to it being a fanasty book and something that I’m not used to reading. But right now my only regret was not picking it up, it’s such an amazing book series, one that I’ve fallen in love with and can’t stop thinking about it.

Can we all just praise Sarah J Maas for being such a queen with faeries, and just for providing the best stories ever (yes I have read her Throne of Glass series, no I haven’t finished it yet, don’t shout at me!)

This book is all about Feyre, who learns to hunt when she was 14 (even though her father should be doing it, disability or not, they don’t hold you back, only you do), or her sisters could do it since they’re older. Anyway during one outing, she kills a wolf (not knowing it was a faerie) and a High Fae from Spring Court (later on revealed to be High Lord) comes and takes her to his court, as a payment for taking a life. It starts of her hating him and refusing anything, but soon blossoms into a love story, but not the sort of love story that I would’ve liked, due to controlling behavior and abuse that was included in it. Tamlin doesn’t let her do anything that she wants to do. But towards the end she does go and rescue Tamlin after learning the full horrific truth of why she was taken to his court. She had to break a curse, but she was too late as he’s been taken. I can’t reveal how it ends because it’s a spoiler and I want new readers to discover it for themselves. ACOMAF is the second book and has grown to be a favourite of mine, we touched back on the Feyre/Tamlin relationship, much to my dismay, but that didn’t last long before she is taken elsewhere, after being rescued (during the most horrific situation that she could ever be put in, which i can sympathise with so much, since I was put in a similar situation too and managed to get out.)

Thunder cracked behind me, as if two boulders had been hurled against each other. People screamed, falling back, a few vanishing outright as darkness erupted. I whirled, and through the night drifting away like a smoke on a wind, I found Rhysand straightening the lapels of his black jacket. “Hello, Feyre Darling,” he purred. 

A love story eventually does develop between the two and I just absolutely adore them, I ship them completely as a couple! The ending had me crying and wanting to read book 3 ACOWAR immediately (which I did do, after buying the e-book on kindle), I also flew through this in just 24 hours. This book revolved all around wars and battling for freedom, it also goes into some people’s histories and some secrets do come out. A lot of action and shocking revelations happens in this book, it would’be been a favourite too but with all the war scenes and such I’m not comfortable with things like that. But overall it’s such an amazing series for me, which I am re-reading right now because of how obsessed I am with it.

I smelled Jasmine first – then saw stars. A sea of stars flickering beyond glowing pillars of moonstone that framed the sweeping view of endless snowcapped mountains. “Welcome to Night Court” was all Rhys said. 

I loved most of the characters in this series, their developement with each other was so good that I fell in love with all of them. Each had their own struggles that I couldn’t help but relate with so much, Sarah has made them feel and seem to realistic. This series was the only one where I could actually imagine them, and what they looked like. I related to Feyre mostly, because she’s like a double of me (personality wise and with how fiery she is) and Rhysand reminded me so much of my boyfriend who I don’t get to see much due to his job at the Royal Navy. I just related so much to it and I’d love for everyone to read this and to understand the obsession with this series.

No one was my master – but I might be master of everything, if I wished. If I dared. 

So if you haven’t read this series yet, what are you waiting for? Go buy them, it’s worth it trust me!

Favourite bits picked out from A Court of Mist and Fury. 

Red exploded in my vision, and I couldn’t breathe fast enough, couldn’t think above the roar in my head. One heartbeat, I was staring after him – the next, I had my shoe in a hand.
I hurled it at him with all my strength.
All my considerable, immortal strength.
I barely saw my silk slipper as it flew through the air, fast as a shooting star, so fast that even a High Lord couldn’t detect it as it neared-
And slammed into his head.
Rhys whirled, a hand rising to the back of his head, his eyes wide.
I already had the other shoe in my hand.
Rhy’s’s lip pulled back from his teeth. “I dare you.” Temper – he had to be in some mood today to let his temper show this much.
Good. That made two of us.
I flung my other shoe right at his head, as swift and hard as the first one.
His hand snatched up, grabbing the shoe mere inches from his face.

“You looked like you were getting under Rhys’s skin”. she said, strutting to her seat between us. “Good thing I came along. Though I’d enjoy seeing Rhys’s balls nailed to the wall.” 
Rhy slid incredulous eyes at her, his brows lifting.

Rhysand merely raised a brow. “I already have everything I want.” He stepped around Tamlin as if he were a piece of furniture and took my hand. Before I could say good-bye, a black wind gathered us up, and we were gone.

“I was a dreamer born into the Court of Nightmares,” Mor said. She twirled a curl around a finger, and I wondered if her story might be the worst of all of them as she said simply, “So I got out.”

Rhys rubbed his temples. “Cassian, considering the fact that the last time you visited, it didn’t end well-“
“I wrecked one building-“
“And,” Rhys cut him off. “Considering the fact that they are utterly terrified of sweet Amren, she is the wiser choice.”

Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen – and the dreams that are answered.”

“You cruel, wicked thing,” he purred, his nose grazing the exposed bit of neck I’d arched beneath him. “Didn’t anyone ever teach you manners?”
“I never knew Illyrians were such sensitive babies,” I said, sliding another finger down the inside of his wing.


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