Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas book cover and review
Wow! A Court of Wings and Ruin is just stunning in its complex world and nonstop action.

Feyre and Rhys and all of the High Lords of Prythian are in the fight of their lives (again.) As the book opens, Feyre is with Tamlin pretending that she was forced to be with Rhys and the Night Court.  She's gathering information to help learn how to defeat Hybern's massive army. She eventually returns to the Night Court and much of the book is spent preparing for this inevitable attack, trying to get the other High Lords to band together to save the world as they know it.  But will it be enough?

A Court of Wings and Ruin is a long book.  And I worried that the detail would bog down the plot. There would be a slow moving section of the story.  But I didn't find that at all.  There were constant challenges and obstacles to overcome.  Additional characters appeared and the addition of many twists all throughout the story made the entire book compelling.

A Court of Wings and Ruin, as are all the book in the series, is very detailed.  It's hard to keep all the lords and courts straight.  Keeping track of the characters and constantly changing allegiances is challenging. But that's also what made me love this series.  I very rarely plan to read a series again (I'm just not a re-reader, in general), but there is enough that I missed in the first book (and second) that I think I would thoroughly enjoy reading all three books again at some point.  Things that you gloss over and think aren't important become very meaningful in future books.

I highly recommend A Court of Wings and Ruin and the entire series (A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury) to mature young adults and adults. "Mature" because these books are pretty sexually graphic. It is a great fantasy world that will keep you captivated.

Published by Bloomsbury Childrens, May 2, 2017
Copy obtained from the library
720 pages

Rating: 4.5/5

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1 comment:

  1. I'm not much of a re-reader either; I figure there are so many good books out there that re-reading takes away from other books. Glad you are enjoying this series!


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