Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and FuryA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you are related to me in any way, I’d appreciate if you didn’t read this post. Unless you wanna read about me having the obscene hots for fictional characters. Thanks.

SECOND TIME READING:
Is it possible to give this any more stars?
ALL THE STARS SEEN FROM VELARIS / 5 STARS.

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idek why I cried at the end (view spoiler) but I guess I’m just shaken from the emotional rollercoaster and I’m sad there’s no more for me to read rn.

Most of you know; I have read all of the ToG books, and loathed them. But this series broke that hate I had for SJM’s writing.

I just read over my original review (at the bottom of this one) and I need to clarify: although I rated it 5 stars back then; I still was so picky to SJM. I regret what I said. I honestly think… LM did not deserve the GR Best YA Fantasy, after all. I am admitting, finally defeat; that this book deserved it.

Updates/Quotes: WARNING: SPOILERS

April 27, 2017 – page 612
97.76% “2: “if they had removed the other glove, they would have seen a second tattoo on her right arm. The twin to the other. Inked last night, when we crept out, found a priestess, and I swore her in as my High Lady.”
I FORGOT THIS HAPPENED
MY TEARS ARE DRIED
SARAH J MAAS HAVE GIVEN ME THAT LAST BIT OF HAPPINESS
OR INSANITY”

April 27, 2017 – page 612
97.76% “2: “Break the bond.”
KILLMEKILLMEKILLME”

April 27, 2017 – page 577
92.17% “2: I don’t want this to end I’m so sad sometimes I forget none of this is real”

April 27, 2017 – page 577
92.17% “2: I feel really guilty because I’m going to sleep instea of reading the last few chapters.
I started reading this book at 6am and didn’t stop until now, 8pm. I was really drawing it out. I never do this with books. Rare occasions, and even then, I finish them with this much % left.
Please don’t shame me! I have read it before. I’m thinking I may give TOG another go… I just hate how brutal it is.”

April 27, 2017 – page 577
92.17% “2: I am mentally exhausted. There is so much going on.”

April 27, 2017 – page 546
87.22% “2: “Welcome to the family, Feyre.”
GOD BLESS THE SMUT BUT ALSO IM SO HAPPY FOR THIS MOMENT
FEYRE GOT HER HEA
also Rhys was so nice about the whole pregnancy discussion bless his feminist soul ty SJM”

April 27, 2017 – page 528
84.35% “2: THE MOMENT I LIVE FOR IN THIS SERIES IS WHEN RHYS TELLS HIS SIDE OF EVERYTHING AND MY HEART SHATTERS OVER AND OVER
HE DESERVES SO MUCH MORE AND HE FINALLY GETS HIS MATE
I NEED SOMEBODY TO CONSOLE ME I FEEL TOO MANY FEELINGS”

April 26, 2017 – page 503
80.35% “2: I JUST WANT MY BABIES BACK TOGETHER OH MY GOD
I still get goose bumps when Rhys confesses he has “definitely” known she was his mate since Amarantha tried to kill her.
MY FEELS. I JUST WANT THEM TO BE HAPPY TOGETHER.”

April 26, 2017 – page 491
78.43% “2: are you FUCKING KIDDING ME???!??
The mate discussion has finally begun and my dinner is ready????
Prepare for a spam of my feelings and tears later, then.”

April 26, 2017 – page 476
76.04%
how can one BREATHE after that smutfest of a scene??????
SJM HELP ME (seriously tho I am barely breathing omfg I’m just so happy they’re finally… GETTING IT OOOOON)”

April 26, 2017 – page 464
74.12% “2: Go Feyre for sticking it to Lucien!!!!!!”

April 26, 2017 – page 430
68.69% “”‘It won’t be long now.’
‘Until what?'”
FEYRE DARLING, BRACE YOURSELF. OH ME OH MY I’M ALREADY PANTING.”

April 26, 2017 – page 424
67.73% “2: my GOD Feyre’s introspection about her feelings and healing make me sob.
I hate how overhyped this book is but I SWEAR I don’t mean to such like such trash. This book is beautiful.”

April 26, 2017 – page 416
66.45% “2: HOT.
DAMN.
I could faint from how steamy this is getting. Hint where I’m up to?: the Nightmare Court.
Somebody shove my body into a bath of ice cubes, please and thanks.”

April 26, 2017 – page 399
63.74% “2: “Amren and Mor told me that the span of Illyrian male’s wings says a lot about the size of… other parts.”
I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT TO TYPE IN CAPS LOCK I JUST NEED EVERYBODY TO KNOW MY EMOTIONS CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS CAPS LOCK”

April 26, 2017 – page 399
63.74% “2: I love Mor’s backstory so much.”

April 26, 2017 – page 369
58.95% “2: girl I would’ve ran into that pole 10000x after finding out Rhysand just watched me fantasise about him too… (yay she brought him out of him funk; BUT OH GOD, THE SECOND HAND EMBARRASSMENT).”

April 26, 2017 – page 347
55.43% “2: time to rest my eyes for a little bit…

In another universe, I think the High Lord of the Summer Court and Feyre would’ve been so happy together 😦 the Tamlin she needed; without the controlling mess that happened after.”

April 26, 2017 – page 338
53.99% “2: “You are jealous.”
This is unravelling so slowly OH MY GOD”

April 26, 2017 – page 324
51.76% “”Because if I had to listen to Rhys bed her… I didn’t let myself finish the thought.”
YAS MY BBYS IT IS HAPPENING IT HAS STARTED”

April 26, 2017 – page 300
47.92% “2: IM SO HAPPY FEYRE FINALLY HAS A FAMILY WHO ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT HER WELLBEING GOD DAMNIT”

April 26, 2017 – page 292
46.65% “2: I totally forgot about their little sexts omfg bless SJM”

April 26, 2017 – page 264
42.17% “2: “‘What— literally should at the tattoo?’
‘You could try rubbing it in certain body parts and I might come faster.'”
NGL YOU GUYS I totally wondered what would happen if she did, earlier.”

April 26, 2017 – page 262
41.85% “2: late night chats with Rhys and Feyre yay yus yus 👏🏻😍☺”

April 26, 2017 – page 236
37.7% “2: I looooathe Ianthe and Tamlin wow wow wow and nothing hasn’t even happened… YET. Ugh. Poor Rhysand :(“

April 26, 2017 – page 215
34.35% “2: “Did you enjoy the sight of me kneeling before you?”
I HAVE READ THIS BOOK BEFORE AND YET IM DYING AGAIN.”

April 26, 2017 – page 214
34.19% “2: “You are my salvation, Feyre.”
Wow so I think I’ve said I’ve died like 3x in this book already but look at me die again.
Swooooon.”

April 26, 2017 – page 204
32.59% “2: the fact that I care more than I like to admit, that Rhys and Feyre held hands– highlights just how much of a slut I am for this ship.
I’m complete trash. This is shameful. DAMN YOU, SJM.”

April 26, 2017 – page 185
29.55% “”The voice was at once the night and the dawn and the stars and the earth, and every inch of my body calmed at the primal dominance in it.”
Cue: eyes, rolling back. Me: dead.”

April 26, 2017 – page 172
27.48% “2: I’m enjoying all the family bonding and back stories, but it’s starting to drag on. We had 3 pages of Mor basically begging to eat and not talk.
And they keep talking.”

April 26, 2017 – page 156
24.92% “”I’m thinking that I was a lonely, hopeless person, and I have fallen in love with the first thing that showed me a hint of kindness and safety… maybe he knew that— maybe not actively, but maybe he wanted to be that person for someone. And maybe that worked for who I was before. Maybe it doesn’t work for who— what I am now.”
TIME TO CRY”

April 25, 2017 – page 126
20.13% “2: I’m not gonna lie; I forgot how much panic was in this book. This does not bode well for me. Her though patterns of being trapped are exactly what my agoraphobia illicit… :/
Thank goodness Rhysand was there WOO!
Oh, and…
FUCK. TAMLIN.
HE CAN FUCK ALL THE WAY OFF.”

April 25, 2017 – page 119
19.01% “2: I want to cry for Feyre, her HEA didn’t last long at all :/ and Tam is being such a dick. Yes, protective is good to a degree– but he wants her defenceless (and yes we all know why).”

April 25, 2017 – page 105
16.77% “2: “Had Tamlin’s teeth been inches from my throat, I would have bleated in panic.”
Girl, you and I both know that’s not true.
YAY MY RHYSAND IS BACK 👏🏻💖☺”

April 25, 2017 – page 81
12.94% “2: nooo back to Tamlin 😦 I WANT HER TO GO BAAAACK”

April 25, 2017 – page 69
11.02% “2: oh I’d love to hear more of their flirting; but sleep awaits.
I forgot how many great moments there are of Rhys in this! I never want to stop reading. 😍”

April 25, 2017 – page 43
6.87% “2: YUUUUS! Perfect timing, Rhysand 😍

It’s quite sad how different Tamlin is… so weird to think how beautiful he was in the last book. I cannot relive they’re the same character. I’m sorry to all of those people who were major Tamlin x Feyre shippers.”

April 25, 2017 – page 25
3.99% “2: it’s so weird how lovely and nice Tamlin was in the first book and now he’s simply… gross? How he and Feyre ended up makes me sad :/”

April 25, 2017 – page 0
0.0% “2: I CANNOT WAIT to re-devour this book 😍
I’m not sure if this will be read slowly; or all at once.
Damn uni and assignments for getting in my way.
THIS IS A RERAD. ALL UPDATES WILL START WITH ‘2:’.”

I read this book not on a plane, unlike last time. I read this slowly for about 4 days straight, immediately after finishing a reread of ACOTAR.

Thus, I got to cry at all the sad things, clap (YES; YOU READ CORRECTLY; I CLAPPED AT THE END), blush and not feel awkward as if everybody knew what smut scene I was reading in public.

I was way more understanding for the characters, and heavily relied on this book as my happiness. I’m devastated with the truth that none of this is real– I forget sometimes.

I hate how overhyped this book is; but I promise I am a worthy source to see if it’s worth reading. I’m a skeptic to SJM, through and through.

So trust me when I say; do read it. If you’re not weirded out by the Fey realms and romance that has weird laws and secrets and many other splendid things.

After feeling so emotional from this series; I’m so glad that I reread it, just in time for the next book to be released.

I FORGOT SO MUCH OF THE MIDDLE AND THE ENDING; TO DO WITH THE MATING BOND, ESPECIALLY.

I CANNOT WAIT TO READ ABOUT FEYRE BEING A SPY.

I think this is all I can say right now. I don’t even know what to write. I actually have curled up in a ball after realising twice that Rhysand will never be real.

I’ll be thinking about this book for a long time. It has such a great meaning behind it. I can’t beleieve ACOTAR is from the same series. That was great too; as a standalone, and then this masterpiece comes along.

Somebody hug me.

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FIRST TIME READING:

5/5 stars!!!!!!

I read this on the plane, about 26 hours ago. Forgive me if I’ve forgotten stuff, I’m overly jet lagged but felt the need to review ASAP.

I wanted to be really critical of this book bc it beat my fave of 2016 (and of all time): Lady Midnight. My baby. My love.

I’m gonna say it, for me, Lady Midnight still beats this series. Why?

It has more depth.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m an ADDICT when it comes to weird mating stories on FanFiction.

But this isn’t FanFiction.

This is a seriously published novel that’s made it to the big leagues, from a prestigious author.

I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH AND IT’S SO MUCH BETTER THAN BORING TOG.

Main reasons why I love this series;
– easy to follow, unlike ToG
– hot sexy times that aren’t the bad kind of creepy. Creepy like Delena chemistry from TVD. Mmmm SJM wrote some excellent sexy times. It was majorly awkward to read on the plane, but they were way more tasteful (most of them, anyways) than what I’ve read previously.
– the redemption of Rhys (totally cliche but looooove)

That’s just a few things. I couldn’t care less about the politics, but I get that it’s necessary otherwise this book is just YA erotica lol.

I feel like Lady Midnight had a better, more complex storyline. But that may be because I’m so invested in the entire Shadowhunters Chronicles. For SJM, I’m only giving a damn about the ACOTR series.

I had a total 180 on Tamlain. Holy crap.

The bond between Rhys and Feyre??????????? Hot diggity damn. Passion to the max, yo. I’ve probably read slightly better in FanFiction, but for a highly heated couple in a YA novel, this is as good as it can get (besides Jules and Emma– I’ve gotta disclaim, always!!)

I could talk forever about this series, but I won’t. I don’t want to spoil much. I’ve seen this book raved all over the blogosphere, GR, and IG, so I’m glad I finally agree over an SJM creation (I loved the first instalment, it’s just ToG that I loathe!!!!!!!!! So boring. Cel is so annoying.)

Fave quote that isn’t just a random highlight from a sexy scene:
“‘Not consort, not wife. Feyre is High Lady of the Night Court.’ My equal in every way,”.

NOW THAT’S AN AWESOME QUOTE FOR SO MANY REASONS. Usually in FanFiction, you get a lot of problems because with mating bonds etc, comes sexism. But this is hectic. I’m not looking for super feminist themes in any of these books, but I feel like SJM likes to treat her young, female audience to such acknowledgement (moreso in ToG, but I find her feminism themes in that series to be extremely contradictory).

GUYS LETS PARTY I FINALLY FOUND AN SJM BOOK THAT I LOVE SOSOSOSOSOOSOSO MUCH, CAN I FINALLY JOIN THE FANDOM???

I’m so happy right now. What an awesome way to start my GR challenge 🙂

I NEED THE NEXT INSTALMENT, DESPERATELY!!!

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