Here we go again! In the first book I was happy with Feyre and Tamlin’s relationship. This time around I’m just annoyed with it. Feyre is a hunter, a fighter and all Tamlin wants to do with her is keep her in a bubble wearing poofy dresses. She is mad and wants to help. Nonetheless her wedding day is approaching, but she doesn’t want to marry a man that she feels is keeping her hostage. In swoops Rhysand, when she’s walking down the aisle, to collect Feyre. She had promised him a week out of every month in the first book. We didn’t learn a lot about Rhysand in the first book other than he tried to help Feyre under the mountain, but we get to learn all about him in this one.
I was told Rhysand would grow on me in the second book, and he has. Oh boy has he ever! The more time Feyre spent at The Night Court, the more she begins to think maybe these are her people, and the more I despise Tamlin. Rhysand and Tamlin are like oil and water. Rhysand is more than happy to give Feyre whatever she wants. He is not going to leave her behind, and he helps her with reading and fighting.
I also really like Rhysand’s cousin Mor, and his the other members of the court Amren, Azriel and Cassian. Ok I like the whole “family!” Their backgrounds are nothing short of tragic, but together they helped each other survive the unthinkable. I hope we learn more about Amren in the next two books. I haven’t quite figured out what she is.
Back to Feyre and Rhysand. There is so much anticipation between the two immortals, that it builds up and up and up until chapters 54 & 55. Wow! You too will be swooning over Rhysand at the end of chapter 55. Of course there is another battle to fight, and the ending left me wanting to throw the book at the wall, but only because I wanted more chapters like 54 & 55. Thankfully I ordered the first three books in this series, so I can continue on with A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOWAR), WAR being the key words.
If you haven’t picked this series up yet, what are you waiting for?!!! I always considered myself a thriller/rom com/ historical fiction reader. However I have dove head first into the fantasy world, and I have no problems staying there.
I’ll be reading ACOWAR in July so stay tuned!
Book Rating: 5/5
Wine Pairing: 2016 Chateau De Santenay Mercurey 1er Cru Rouge Les Puillets
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