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A Court of Mist and Fury : A Court of Thorns and Roses : Book 2 - Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Thorns and Roses : Book 2

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Published: 3rd May 2016
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The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas' New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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.

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  • Engaging characters (19)
  • Page-turner (19)
  • Deserves multiple readings (18)
  • Well written (18)
  • Easy to read (12)

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  • Younger readers (6)
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ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK!

I absolutely loved this book right from the get go. Feyre is definitely one of my favourite characters and character developments to read. The strength she gains throughout the series was mind blowing....Read complete review

I absolutely loved this book right from the get go. Feyre is definitely one of my favourite characters and character developments to read. The strength she gains throughout the series was mind blowing.
I didn't love the start of the first book so much so the first time I read a court of mist and fury I was worried how it would start but I loved.
I especially loved Feyre and Rhysand's relationship and how it developed throughout the novel. The way she didn't immediately get over one guy and go for another the way so many other characters do in other series but still felt that slight guilt and reservation even when they just spoke.

Bottom line I loved it I have read it more times than I can count and will continue to do so, each read I see little things that I missed or piece more theories together about the next book (it ends on a cliff hanger) I can't wait to read the next one. Well done Sarah j mass for writing such an amazing book.

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Masterful writing from Maas

Actual rating 3.5 stars.

I really couldn't wait to get my hands on 'A Court of Mist and Fury' after loving the start of the series 'A Court of Thorns...Read complete review

Actual rating 3.5 stars.

I really couldn't wait to get my hands on 'A Court of Mist and Fury' after loving the start of the series 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' (a 'Beauty and the Beast' re-telling) so much. And I jumped into the first few pages with excitement.

What I was confronted with was a little unnerving: a graphic sex scene. Maybe I'm a bit of a prude, but I like my intimate encounters to be personal and romantic, titillation shot through a soft focus lens. This one was all hard banging and rough, it felt violent and reminded me of forced unconsensual sex. Though, I liked how Feyre was empowered throughout. It was definitely not to my taste. I'm still not sure what it added to the story exactly. Need and want can be set up in other less confronting ways, and any aspersions to Tamlin's nature had already been expressed. So straight out of the gate, my happy feelings for this sequel plummeted a little.

I certainly did not expect this to continue and my excitement wane so quickly. I stumbled over the story, putting the book down many times – it plummeted me into a mini reading slump. Not because the writing was bad, or that there wasn't anything interesting going on… the build of the story is so slow that the pacing dropped off for me and I had to take a break, several times, and completed another five novels over the duration of reading ACOMAF. Such a disappointing thing to admit to after a fun experience with ACOTAR, and such high praise for Sarah J. Mass' writing. Admittedly I am not a huge reader of high fantasy, but read enough to be considered widely experienced. I just wish this book had a larger impact on me. Especially from a prolific author.

Of note, however, was Feyre's journey to empowerment. We really see her grow, test out her powers, mental strength, and challenge her emotions. The character development in ACOMAF lifts my opinion back up, though not quite as high as for its predecessor.

I liked the cheekiness of Rhysand in ACOTAR, but loved his equal mindedness in ACOMAF, he felt like a stable voice of reason in the new world of the Fae Feyre has to navigate. He also grounded me as a reader given the uncertainty in the world and its characters.

A phrase that was overused and annoying towards the end of the book – everyone "had a mask of..." to conceal their true feelings, pulling me from the narrative repeatedly. I hope Maas comes up with some new adjectives or descriptions in the latter books for this series.

Given that I gave the book a rest for a bit, it will come no surprise when I say ACOMAF felt long, though, the action and pacing picked up in the second half. We finally got to see some interesting things happen in plot, and I was hooked again even after the first half being a struggle.

I really loved the ending, another cliff-hanger, and can't wait to find out what happens in the next book – I just hope it doesn't lag as much as ACOMAF. Amazing storytelling from Maas as always, but not the easiest read.

A point of contention for me with the hardcover edition, dark blue ink of the cover kept staining my fingers. So it maybe needs to cure a little or have a different finish.

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5.0

A must read for any fantasy fan

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from Aus

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers

    Comments about A Court of Mist and Fury:

    If you've read the first ACOTAR book you definitely have to read this one! Even if you didn't love the first book still give this a go.

     
    5.0

    Great read

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner

    Cons

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        Comments about A Court of Mist and Fury:

        I really liked the character development and a few twists...looking forward to the next book being released :)

         
        5.0

        SHUDDUP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

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        from Sydney, Australia

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Informative
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Smoshed my heart into a big messy pulp

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • People who want their hearts broken
        • Travel Reading

        Comments about A Court of Mist and Fury:

        Chose to read this book in spite of not being super fond of the 1st in the series, IT WAS AMAZING I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!! Wonderful characterization and a deviant to traditional tropes of young adult literature do not get better than this book!!

         
        5.0

        Good for Teenagers

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        from Victoria, Australia

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        Pros

        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written
        • Worth persevering

        Cons

        • Definitely for older readers
        • Difficult to get into

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers

        Comments about A Court of Mist and Fury:

        I bought this book (and the rest of the trilogy) for my 12 year old grand-daughter. She struggled with it from the start so I'd recommend it for late aged teenagers onward. Not to be dissuaded, she has shelved it for a couple of years and will read it when she's older. Not for tweens, only teens!

         
        5.0

        ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK!

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        from Sydney

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        • Amazing
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Whenever you feel like reading
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about A Court of Mist and Fury:

          I absolutely loved this book right from the get go. Feyre is definitely one of my favourite characters and character developments to read. The strength she gains throughout the series was mind blowing.
          I didn't love the start of the first book so much so the first time I read a court of mist and fury I was worried how it would start but I loved.
          I especially loved Feyre and Rhysand's relationship and how it developed throughout the novel. The way she didn't immediately get over one guy and go for another the way so many other characters do in other series but still felt that slight guilt and reservation even when they just spoke.

          Bottom line I loved it I have read it more times than I can count and will continue to do so, each read I see little things that I missed or piece more theories together about the next book (it ends on a cliff hanger) I can't wait to read the next one. Well done Sarah j mass for writing such an amazing book.

           
          5.0

          Great book

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          from warwick.qld

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about A Court of Mist and Fury:

            Totally love this book. No negatives. Can't put it down still reading it for the fourth time.

             
            5.0

            Best book ever written

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            from Brisbane

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
            • Page-Turner
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Older Readers

              Comments about A Court of Mist and Fury:

              This book is absolutely amazing. Definitely worth the read!!

               
              4.0

              Wonderful everything I like in a fantasy story

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              Pros

              • Engaging characters
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Older Readers
                • Travel Reading
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about A Court of Mist and Fury:

                Great fantasy immortal beings, love, sex,drama,

                 
                3.0

                Masterful writing from Maas

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                from Sunshine Coast

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                  • A Bit Slow

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                    Actual rating 3.5 stars.

                    I really couldn't wait to get my hands on 'A Court of Mist and Fury' after loving the start of the series 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' (a 'Beauty and the Beast' re-telling) so much. And I jumped into the first few pages with excitement.

                    What I was confronted with was a little unnerving: a graphic sex scene. Maybe I'm a bit of a prude, but I like my intimate encounters to be personal and romantic, titillation shot through a soft focus lens. This one was all hard banging and rough, it felt violent and reminded me of forced unconsensual sex. Though, I liked how Feyre was empowered throughout. It was definitely not to my taste. I'm still not sure what it added to the story exactly. Need and want can be set up in other less confronting ways, and any aspersions to Tamlin's nature had already been expressed. So straight out of the gate, my happy feelings for this sequel plummeted a little.

                    I certainly did not expect this to continue and my excitement wane so quickly. I stumbled over the story, putting the book down many times – it plummeted me into a mini reading slump. Not because the writing was bad, or that there wasn't anything interesting going on… the build of the story is so slow that the pacing dropped off for me and I had to take a break, several times, and completed another five novels over the duration of reading ACOMAF. Such a disappointing thing to admit to after a fun experience with ACOTAR, and such high praise for Sarah J. Mass' writing. Admittedly I am not a huge reader of high fantasy, but read enough to be considered widely experienced. I just wish this book had a larger impact on me. Especially from a prolific author.

                    Of note, however, was Feyre's journey to empowerment. We really see her grow, test out her powers, mental strength, and challenge her emotions. The character development in ACOMAF lifts my opinion back up, though not quite as high as for its predecessor.

                    I liked the cheekiness of Rhysand in ACOTAR, but loved his equal mindedness in ACOMAF, he felt like a stable voice of reason in the new world of the Fae Feyre has to navigate. He also grounded me as a reader given the uncertainty in the world and its characters.

                    A phrase that was overused and annoying towards the end of the book – everyone "had a mask of..." to conceal their true feelings, pulling me from the narrative repeatedly. I hope Maas comes up with some new adjectives or descriptions in the latter books for this series.

                    Given that I gave the book a rest for a bit, it will come no surprise when I say ACOMAF felt long, though, the action and pacing picked up in the second half. We finally got to see some interesting things happen in plot, and I was hooked again even after the first half being a struggle.

                    I really loved the ending, another cliff-hanger, and can't wait to find out what happens in the next book – I just hope it doesn't lag as much as ACOMAF. Amazing storytelling from Maas as always, but not the easiest read.

                    A point of contention for me with the hardcover edition, dark blue ink of the cover kept staining my fingers. So it maybe needs to cure a little or have a different finish.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best book ever

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                    from Brisbane

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Engaging characters
                    • Page-Turner
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • New Adult

                      Comments about A Court of Mist and Fury:

                      This book is probably the best thing I've read in my life.

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                      I was afraid to put the book down! New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce on Heir of Fire Sarah J. Maas can simply do no wrong when it comes to writing fantastic fantasy stories ... a magical and deadly start to a brilliantly crafted new series Book Passion for Life on A Court of Thorn and Roses I loved it. Hands down the BEST new adult book I've ever read and my favourite of Maas' 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 [T]he sexual tension and deadly action are well-supported by Maas' 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 Maas draws themes and plot points from several fairy tales, fuelling a well-developed world and complex relationships. The gruesome politics and magical might of the Fae may seem to leave Feyre hopelessly outmatched, but her grit and boundless loyalty demand that her foes - and readers - sit up and pay attention Publishers Weekly on A Court of Thorns and Roses Will leave readers ravenous for more Kirkus Reviews on Heir of Fire An epic fantasy readers will immerse themselves in and never want to leave Kirkus Reviews starred review of Crown of Midnight Readers will devour Maas's latest entry ... A must-purchase School Library Journal on Heir of Fire

                      Sarah J. Maas

                      Sarah J. Maas wrote the first incarnation of her debut novel, Throne of Glass, when she was just sixteen. Since its publication, it has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Teen Book of the Year and has sold in sixteen languages. The sequels, Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire, are New York Times bestsellers. When Sarah is not writing, she can be found watching everything from Star Wars to Hayao Miyazaki films and reading fairy tales.

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                      ISBN: 9781408857885
                      ISBN-10: 140885788X
                      Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses
                      Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
                      For Ages: 12+ years old
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 640
                      Published: 3rd May 2016
                      Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
                      Country of Publication: GB
                      Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7  x 4.1
                      Weight (kg): 0.43
                      Edition Number: 1