Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 3rd 2016
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.
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How does one even describe their favorite book? Ok maybe that’s a little dramatic, but it’s definitely in my top 5. I’ve always been a Maas fan but I never knew how much I could love her writing or her characters until this book. Until Rhysand. Until Cassian and Azriel. Until Mor and Amren.
I also never knew I could hate characters so much. The King of Hybern, and especially Tamlin. I feel very vindicated now, in being right about Tamlin. I had never liked him much and this proves it and sets it in stone.
This book makes me feel things. I have shouted with joy, yelled at the characters in frustration, cried and screamed both internally and outwardly while reading. Rarely, however, have I been so emotionally invested that I felt the immediate need to reread a book again after reading, or to continue on their stories with fan fiction. Not since Harry Potter. Rhysand and Feyre have stolen me like Harry once did. Like The Darkling did, and very few others have.
I adore the Night Court. Rhysand’s friends are so genuine and real I sometimes have a hard time believing they’re not real people. Maas has given them such life and I know what my mom means when she say Maas “tap dances on her heart.” That’s exactly what she does, making you love her characters and then putting them in situations you would never wish on them.
Maas treats Feyre’s PTSD with a respect and accuracy I have rarely seen in any non adult fiction. It doesn’t disappear when it no longer serves the plot. No matter that Feyre learns to live with it, it still affects her and the decisions she makes. It will be with her forever, as is often the case.
There are good days and hard days for me– even now. Don’t let the hard days win.
This is a quote I will forever remember, and one I will keep for myself whenever I need it, which I know I will.
ACOMAF has none of the pitfalls of ACOTAR. Feyre is a much more enjoyable and nuanced character, Rhys is an absolute joy, and I have to put up with much less stupid from the Spring Court. The Night Court is a million times better than Spring. Even if Lucien turns into a bit of a wuss puss. What in the world happened there? Ugh.
This book is pure steam and sexual tension, and it embarrasses me to no end that my little sisters have read it. Y’all this book is hot stuff and I’m still wondering how it gets shelved with YA. I will say this again, it is not YA, but firmly New Adult.
I could talk about this book forever but I promised I wouldn’t so I will just leave you with this. This book is the best of the three, and I can’t imagine not having the third to read immediately after. I’m VERY glad I waited til the whole series was out to begin the second book.
I recommend this book to older teens, new adults and adults who love fantasy.
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