A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas– A Spoiler-free Review

Hi there, FINALLY I’ve started making my way through my list of pending reviews – we won’t talk about how many I have left, I’ve started and that’s what matters! Thanks for coming back after my mini exam/project hiatus. Let’s get to it. I read this quite awhile ago, but I’m still excited about it especially with book 4 releasing May 2018. In case you missed it, you can check out my spoiler-free reviews for Book 1: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and Book 2: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas by following the corresponding link.WhatsApp Image 2017-10-09 at 16.40.41A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

ACOWAR

Synopsis via goodreads:

“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.

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.” WhatsApp Image 2017-10-09 at 16.40.41Feyre is back with a vengeance and this book had me rolling around on the floor, yelling into my pillow, and gathering the shards of my broken heart.

“My goal was bigger than revenge. My purpose greater than personal retribution.”

There is just something super satisfying about one of your favorite characters taking revenge after what happened to them in the previous book. I swear Feyre is so badass in this that I had to check my own attitude while reading and interacting with others. Whoops.. there may or may not have been a minor train incident.

Rhysand’s inner circle is back and making everyone fall in love with them- well, almost everyone. ACOWAR comes with more in-depth histories of all characters involved, including new characters from different courts and mysterious creatures/ deities.

World building! We finally got some more pieces to the Prythian puzzle and catch a glimpse of some more courts, plot and cause havoc.WhatsApp Image 2017-10-09 at 16.40.41Although I will admit that A Court of Mist and Fury is still securely reigning as my favorite of the series, ACOWAR is still a good book- vastly better than ACOTAR by any standard. However, it takes awhile to actually figure out the plot. At times, ACOWAR had me on the edge of my seat, other times I was waiting for the next thing to happen.

All in all, was this as good as ACOMAF? No, but I enjoyed it and I would still argue it deserves 5 stars based on how I prefer to rate.

I love the story that SJM weaves in this series and I’m super stoked for book 4. Basically, SJM would have to really change her style or kill the story for me to stop reading this series.

“It’s a rare person to face who they are and not run from it – not be broken by it.”

After the ending, I have to know what happens next!WhatsApp Image 2017-10-09 at 16.40.41Let’s chat!

Have you read this series? Is there a series that you would continue reading even if you were let down a little by one of the books? Should I read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas? WhatsApp Image 2017-10-09 at 16.40.41Here’s a look at the cover of A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas releasing May 1, 2018

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