Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 3, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, New Adult
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The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas' New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses.
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.
The sequel to A Court of Thrones & Roses has Feyre struggling to rebuild her life after her traumatic experience Under the Mountain. Let’s review, shall we?
This book had it all – action, adventure, romance, world-building, and well-rounded characters. Should I be surprised? Maas consistently draws me into these wonderfully constructed worlds with intriguing characters. I loved this book so much more than the first. It spent time illustrating Feyre’s growth as a character and a fey. The secondary characters introduced in this book each brought something to the table as well as to Feyre’s characterization.
And then there was the romance. Let me be honest – I’m usually a Plot A romance person. When two people are introduced as the “Big Love Story” for a series, I rarely deviate from that pairing. However, I have deviated from my norm with both of Maas’ series. The romance in this book was built brick-by-brick between the two characters. I absolutely adore stories where the romantic partners start as friends and move to another level.
FYI – I would classify this book as New Adult and not Young Adult based on some sexually explicit scenes and graphic violence.
tl;dr A must read for people looking for a strong heroine, an amazing romance, and an intriguing plot/setting.