Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
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.
I had to wait a few days before I started the review for this one. It was an emotional roller coaster. Maas has become one of my favorite authors since I started reading her novels last year. The first one I ever reads was Throne of Glass. I fell in love instantly. With her world building, her characters, her twists and turns, the fantasy of it. And I also love how she sticks to the New Adult genre more than YA. Most authors are usually fearful of dipping into New Adult. It can be interpreted a little more controversially.
But it never hold Maas back! Her books are daring and emotional. They’re packed with so much adventure and suspense. I would say they’re at the same level of adventure to rival that of J.R. R. Tolkien.
In this third installment of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, Maas does not disappoint. All of out favorite characters are still there. Feyre is stuck at the Spring Court in the beginning playing the role of the helpless girl who had been kidnapped by the big, bad evil guy splendidly. However, you can tell Lucien does not fully believe her story. While in the Spring Court she is trying to dismantle Tamlin’s court inconspicuously without anyone knowing as a form of revenge. Even with Hybern sending Jurian and the twins, she pulls it off with flying colors while also exacting revenge on Ianthe for throwing her sister to the wolves.
From there is when the story begins it’s adventure. Feyre ends up having to take Lucien back to Velaris with her in order to save him which works for him since he has been mated with her sister Elain. He wants only to be near her and to help her heal. Neither of Feyre’s sisters are coping well with the adjustment of becoming Fey. Elain is now a Seer and can see premonitions of things to come and Nesta has stolen some of the Cauldrons power. *Which pisses off the king and the cauldron.* She is now a main target for Hybern so that they can restore the cauldron to what it was.
Together the Velaris fam bam must come together in order to save all of the courts and the humans across the wall from Hybern and the forces he’s acquiring. In order to do that, they must find reinforcements in the unlikeliest places, such as the Autumn Court and from afar. I don’t want to spoil too much so I don’t want to say who else they look to for help. I enjoyed all of the new characters that are introduced in this book and I really hope they are all in the next one. And this book made me look differently at some of the older characters.
I have a feeling there will be another war brewing in the next book against the queens. And all of faeriedom.
I gave this installment 5/5 stars (just like all of her other books). I started reading the last third of the book slowly because I didn’t want it to end! I know the next Throne of Glass novel comes out in September (right?) but I hate waiting so long between books! Such bad book hangovers.
Happy Reading 🙂