- Paperback: 720 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books (2 May 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408857901
- ISBN-13: 978-1408857908
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 5 x 13.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,97,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) Paperback – 2 May 2017
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A magical and deadly start to a brilliantly crafted new series * Book Passion for Life on A Court of Thorns and Roses * I loved it. Hands down the BEST new adult book I've ever read and my favourite of Maas's work (to date - I fully expect to be blown away by the next two books in this trilogy) * Winged Reviews on A Court of Thorns and Roses * Sarah J. Maas is a master storyteller. Her writing is exquisite; her characters complex, flawed and endlessly relatable and worlds all-consuming - A Court of Thorns and Roses needs to be on your shelves * So Many Books, So Little Time * A Court of Thorns and Roses was intense, captivating, sensual, and it will make you obsess over it * Escape Into Books * Sexual tension and deadly action are well supported by Maas's expertly drawn, multidimensional characters and their nuanced interpersonal dynamics. A satisfying conclusion to the storyline leaves the door open for future books. Sexy and romantic * Kirkus Reviews on A Court of Thorns and Roses * A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious. It's impossible not to be caught in Feyre's snare as her tremendous will and heart lead her on a journey through glimmering lands and into a terrifying, dark court of nightmares. Absolutely spellbinding * New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken *
About the Author
SARAH J. MAAS is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller A Court of Mist and Fury, and its prequel, A Court of Thorns and Roses. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series - Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms, and the series' prequel, The Assassin's Blade. Her books have sold in over thirty languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. To find out more, visit sarahjmaas.com, worldofsarahjmaas.com and follow @SJMaas on Twitter
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A Court of Wings and Ruin
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuverings 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 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.
Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas is the author of the Throne of Glass series, as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.
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The book picks up shortly after where A Court of Mist and Fury left off. Feyre is now in the spring court, spying on them to try and find out what the King of Hybern is planning. She utilizes her time pretty well in the Spring court and love her revenge against Ianthe. From the naïve little girl that she was in the first book, Feyre has come a long way to manipulating Tamlin and the Spring Court in the way she did it. Then her journey takes her back to the Night Court and into the war. Now here’s where I had a small little problem. For people who knew that Hybern could attack any moment, they spent an awful amount of time dawdling. I don’t know why anyone would wait twelve days for a meeting (gathering of the High Lords) when the King of Hybern already has the cauldron and could attack at any moment. For a war that could break out any moment, people seemed awfully laid back and lacked the sense of emergency at the beginning that usually comes with a war.
The first thing that I liked about the book was Feyre’s development. She seemed more in control of her life and her destiny. The cursebreaker finally lives up to the expectation that we usually have from a protagonist. Looking back, she has really developed a lot over the three books and though it was a bit tedious towards the beginning, it was worth the wait to see her transformation. Rhysand’s character though was bit underplayed in this book to give Feyre the full attention. He is supposed to be the most powerful High Lord in the history of Fae, yet we are only told that he ‘fought’ with everything. I wish we had been able to see more of Rhysand in action on the battlefield. Azriel, Cassian and Mor lived up to their names. I loved Mor in action in the Summer Court. And OMG! Amren… yes, we see her true form in this book and that is all I am going to say about this character.
I loved the diversity of characters in the book. A High Lord who is Bi-Sexual, and a major character confessing to like people of the same sex (I am saying it this way so as not to give a spoiler on who that character is) brings in some diversity that is much needed to be normalized.
The climax was awesome, except for Feyre’s dad’s part. That felt too much like a Bollywood twist to me – Prince of Merchants! Also, I am glad the closure that the author gave to Feyre and Tamlin’s relationship.
Over all it was a complete page-turner.
**NO SPOILERS**( I will try)
Age Group : 13+
It is not possible to realise that this series has come to the end ( the story of Rhys and Feyre , p.s. we have 2 novellas coming).
And just to pacify those readers that still havent read it and I ensure you this isnt a spoiler, but Sarah j maas doesnt folllow the popular trend of KILLING EVERYONE. I am damn sure that she must have killed few others , but wasnt able to sleep that night , so she decided "Nope...not happening."
And I believe I need not explain my irrevocable and delirious love for this series and the author, if you have read her previous books.
As for the answers that we wish for, they are there , however there are many more mysteries that are to be revelaed by us as readers.
And last but not the least , please read it .... the internet has already started to flood with spoilers.
Dont go anywhere near your phone unless you finish it . I am trying to protect you.
May the Cauldron be with you.
Points I Liked About A Court of Wings and Ruin
Nesta and Cassian: A new couple was formed in ACOWAR and that was of Rhys’s commander, Cassian and Feyre’s elder sister, Nesta. Initially, Nesta came across as a haughty and grumpy character so I did not like her at first. I found her very annoying especially the way she would keep to herself and not mingle with the others. She had her owns reasons for being aloof but I found it a little too much after a point of time. However, her character went through a lot of changes in the book and I gradually started liking her. The fact that Nesta hates Cassian but still finds herself drawn towards him makes me root real hard for them. The two of them are strong and ruthless which makes them alike which is why they are always at loggerheads. Whenever there was a scene between the two of them I would feel overly excited because the writer would describe the look in Cassian’s eyes, the sensuous heat flashing in his eyes at the sight of Nesta, which would make me impatient to see them together as soon as possible. Nesta too shared the same feelings for Cassian as even when she looked restrained she was also evidently worried each time Cassian was hurt. However, the two of them never admit their feelings in the book and I am now eagerly waiting for them to do so in the next book.
Points I Did Not Like About A Court of Wings and Ruin
Story: The book started off well. At least the first 30% was gripping. The book starts with Feyre returning to the Spring court to her ex, Tamlin but only as a spy for the Night court. Her stay at the Spring court and her subsequent escape was an interesting read. But that was it. The book reached a high point and then staggered its way to the end. I finished the first part of the book in one sitting but thereafter it became a struggle for me because the story got really boring from there. Though I did like the meeting where all the High Lords come together to plan for the imminent war, every other event thereafter seemed lukewarm and even rushed sometimes. The war scenes too had no impact on me as I did not find it very thrilling. Also, I felt that Feyre and Rhys had much more chemistry in ACOMAF that they had in this book.
This series was supposed to end with this book and I personally feel that the extension to 5 books affected the writing in this book. It is very likely that the writer, Sarah J. Maas must have developed the story for a trilogy but since it became a hit, the series got extended and she probably had to re-think the story-lines and drag it a bit to ensure that it has sufficient content for the two extra books. Had the story ended here, I am sure it would have been neatly tied up because Maas is an extremely talented story teller but that didn’t happen and it clearly impacted this book.
Final View: I have no complaints from Sarah J. Maas’s writing or the whole ‘Court’ series. I was just left a little disappointed by this book. After the gripping ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ I was seeking something more thrilling which was missing in this book. I hope the next two books cover up for this one.
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