Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Book: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
Author: Sarah J. Maas

A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings 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.-Goodreads

Review: Don't hate me friends, this book was a huge disappointment for me. I wanted to love this so badly, especially after the wonderfulness of book #2 in the series (which I loved, loved, loved). This book started out fantastic, with Feyre undercover in the spring court. I loved her scheming! And I loved her escape to the winter court. Unfortunately, once she got to the winter court the entire plot stalled. It's tough when the love story is resolved before the end of the series-we lost all the fun flirting between Feyre and Rhys and I found they very boring together. I found myself skimming at times. I was also rolling my eyes at the overuse of the word "mate." I was very disappointed with Mor's entire storyline in this book. She came across as extremely weak and her treatment of Azriel (for so many years) really made me hate her a little. Her 'reason' seemed out of nowhere and did not justify her behavior. I am also questioning how Amren is #2 in the Night Court. She is rarely with the others and doesn't contribute much. 

Now..the ending. The whole book is building up to the big showdown with Hypern. I was confident (strongly hoping) this would prove to be a kick ass showdown and I would end of loving it. Instead, I kept thinking "wait a second, another person is really on their side...hold on..there are more ships coming for them....oh, here are some more." I'll avoid spoilers but while there are a few characters that die, none of them packed an emotional punch. It was just...too happy overall (man, there is something wrong with me, but I wanted to be overcome with emotion and CRY). 

Grade: 2/5

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