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review 2017-09-21 16:43
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas
Synopsis:

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 manoeuvrings 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.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

My Thoughts:

I’m sad to see it’s over…. or is it? I hope not.

Sadness, love, disappointment, worry, excitement, all wrapped up in one book.

Rhys, Feyre, Cassian, Azriel, Lucien, Nesta, Elain, Mor, Amren and many others working together to fight for peace, love and happiness. Very exciting scenes in this book. It did get a little slow when it came to the planning of everything. You will see what I mean when you read the book.

Highly recommend these books!
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review 2017-09-18 19:50
A Court of Wings and Ruin / Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings 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.

 

When I sit down to read these tomes by Sarah Maas, I always wonder as I begin if I will find this volume as engaging as the last one. So far, so good. Once I started Wings and Ruin I couldn’t stop until I was done. I reluctantly went to bed (late) on Saturday night and picked the book right back up again on Sunday morning. Why do I like this series, when writers like Christine Feehan and J.L. Ward leave me annoyed? Because there’s some PLOT here. The first two books got us set up for the big war scenes that we experience in W&R.

Yes, there is romance and there’s some sex, but there are plenty of friendships too, all kinds of relationships really. Indeed, because Feyre & Rhys are an established couple, Maas can concentrate on the other relationships. Enemies, frenemies, relatives, chosen families, unknown quantities, close friends, useful acquaintances….they’re all in here. Many of them had a place in the earlier books and now we see them in a new light. Will Feyre’s sisters fight with her or against her? Will they accept their transition to the Fae world or will they cling to their past humanity?

Feyre makes mistakes, admits it, and works on fixing them. What I like the most is the circle of chosen family that Rhysand has assembled for himself and how Feyre is finding her way into their hearts as well and vice versa. Yes, its all a bit melodramatic and unrealistic, but I got swept along with the story and didn’t notice too much until I thought back on it after finishing. Not sure if it would actually be possible for Morrigan to keep her sexual preference a secret for over 500 years—especially not since in the High Fae world, it seems like anything goes, so why would she bother?

So, it has its idiosyncrasies and silliness, but I still found it to be an enjoyable read. Although this one actually felt final, I see there are future volumes planned. At this point, I’ll be willing to give the next one a try.

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review 2017-09-10 03:34
A Court of Wings and Ruin
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

Feyre’s journey concludes in this New Adult fantasy romance. Let’s review!

 

Feyre and Rhysand are one of those couples built brick-by-brick. Each story adds another layer to their breathtaking relationship. While nothing will ever compare to the flawless second book of the series, this final book in the trilogy does wrap up their story nicely. Their journey is epic and it concludes in epic fashion!

 

The world expands exponentially, bringing in new characters, agendas, and settings. Most of these new element are great, particularly the focus on the other courts. Secondary characters from the first novel appear in this last book, answering some lingering questions. The one aspect of the novel I disliked was, unfortunately, a hold over from previous novels – Feyre’s family. I’m not a fan of how Feyre’s sisters and father treated her in previous novels. I never understood their motives; therefor their treatment of Feyre just seemed thoughtless and cruel. Perhaps future books will explore them more in depth in an approachable way.

 

tl;dr Although not nearly as bewitching as the second book, it is a satisfying conclusion to Feyre and Rhysand’s story.

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review 2017-08-03 16:17
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

It nearly took me two weeks to finish this, but I'm finally done. After waiting a year for this series to be continued, I have to say that it was not worth the wait and all the hype. Giving this 5 stars was totally out of the question as soon as I reached Part Two of the book. There was so many things wrong with the book.

The fact that she escaped the Spring Court within 96 pages was utterly disappointing.

(spoiler show)

That was part of the reason why I was so excited about reading it. But little did I know, it only lasted for a moment. I expected it to be more thrilling and filled with revenge. I thought that Tamlin would try and have sex with her and she would be inclined to fake it or something of that nature.

ACOWAR could have been cut by 200 or 300 pages because things were not progressing for more than half of the book! I was tired of reading conversations going on for about 50 pages or more. I was struggling to maintain interest that I took a break for a few days because I thought maybe it was just me. Part Two was just disrespectful in regards to the amount of pages that demonstrated nothing of interest. There was little sentences that peaked my interest, but other than that? It felt like eternity to get through, which is why I can't rate this higher than 2 stars.

I want to mention that the sex scenes were appearing too frequently. I felt like in Part Two, there were sex scenes in ever chapter. It was confusing, unnecessary and quite annoying after the first two times it happened. We understand that Feyre and Rhysand are mates, yes. But the fact that they decided to have sex in a tent in the middle of a war...Ridiculous, absurd and very, very annoying. It was cringe worthy. Every time. I couldn't stand it. Now in Part Three is what ultimately saved this book a little. That was the action and content that I was expecting throughout the entire book! Sadly, it only lasted for about 100 pages or so. Disappointing once again. I felt as if majority of the book was just to live up to the standard of having more than 400 pages in the first and second book.

After reading ACOMAF, I thought that the third book would be even better, but like I say, expectations leads to disappointment. I don't know what the fourth book is going to be about, but I see nothing to be excited about so far.

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review 2017-07-24 09:04
A Court of Wings and Ruin / Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

4 stars

 

I gave this amazing book 4 stars, which is great, but it might deserve more (I just can't help comparing it to the second book, A Court of Mist and Fury). 

 

This book was very fast paced and interesting- grabbed me right from the beginning. I would have liked for Feyre to stay a little longer in the Spring court, just to see as more things play out and relationships tested, but I was happy with it nonetheless. 

This was a pretty chunky book- 699 pages, but I found myself having to FORCE myself to put it down- I could've easily breezed through it in three days, but I really wanted to savour it, seeing as it was so good and only returning in 2018 (hysterical sobbing). 

 

A normal book would usually have one or two plot twists, and a Sarah J. Maas book would usually have like ten. THIS BOOK. she really outdid herself with this book. there were SO MANY plot twist, but written brilliantly so that you didn't get lost or confused- but even if you were confused, it was good frustration- frustration that keeps you on your tows for the entirety of the book. 

 

I did have two issues with this book (no spoilers)- the first one being the plot twists- I mean yes, each of them was jaw- dropping and amazing in its own right, but it did come to a point where it kind of felt overloaded with plot twist that were just too convenient- which brings me to the second issue, where I kind of felt that towards the end it got a little too Hollywood happy ending for me. (I'm being really vague because I don't want to spoil anything) 

 

other than these little problems, this book was amazing and entrancing and everything a book should be- we got to know the side characters a little more, which I felt really added to the story and the world building. Sarah did a fantastic job at the end- just like with plot twists, she doesn't leave us with only one cliffhanger, but like a dozen- there are so many things that I'm just itching to see unravel- so many unresolved feelings, and lied, and conflicts and just wow. 

 

Anyway, read it and let me know what YOU think!

Georgie xxxxxx

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