DATE PUBLISHED: 3rd May 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.
I have been putting off reading this book for almost a year now knowing that it might put me in a massive reading slump. However, I could not resist the urge any longer and needed to read about Feyre.
I did not think I could lose faith in Tamlin after ACOTAR but I was wrong. He attempts to care for Feyre, sure but dos about it in the wrong way. This ends up hurting Feyre and causing her to wither and slowly begin to die. Then along comes Rhys, a character who I knew had ulterior motives but I never would have guessed how much was hidden in the first book. Rhys is an angel disguised as the devil. I think he has now become my top Fictional Boyfriend. While he is also protective of Feyre she is treated as his equal and he would never hold her back.
I think it really struck home when Feyre was explaining that the Spring Court did not take anyones free will under consideration. They would railroad over someone to get to their common goal. However, Rhys and his court would never make Feyre do something, if she said no than that was that.
I really liked gaining a further knowledge over the Fae Courts. This was something that was not explored in the first book as Feyre was being introduced to the world. Now she is a more knowledgeable and fearsome adversary. It was explained to the reader how the powers of each of the Courts and their High Lords worked and that Feyre now has elements of all of these courts.
Of course there is violence and war on the horizon, this is Sarah J. Maas. I loved exploring this world even further and understanding how a change in perspective can turn a whole situation around. This book blew the ACOTAR out of the water. The ending has left me metaphorically salivating for the third book coming out in May. A magical and dangerous world full of intrigue, politics and maybe just love.
Keep Calm and Read On,