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.
My Rating: 5 Stars
This book left me speechless. I literally couldn’t put it down – I even downloaded it on Amazon so that I could read it on my computer at work during slow periods (I may not be September’s employee of the month). When I finally finished it, I just sat there and started at it while contemplating what I could offer Sarah J Maas that would convince her to give me the next book right now. After deciding that it was HIGHLY unlikely that an author would want my pain in the ass cat in exchange for an unpublished book, I decided writing a review might stave off my impending book hangover.
Feyre’s character development in this book is captivating. She begins the book broken by the events that occurred Under the Mountain – rightfully so! When Tamlin should be a source of support and comfort, he is instead overbearing, controlling, and unstable. The first few chapters were almost painful to read because the clever, strong character that I admired at the end of A Court of Thorns and Roses, is breaking down and disappearing.
For me, the book really began at the first appearance of Rhys. While I am a little miffed at Feyre for getting so close to my book husband (that’s right ladies – back off – I’m putting a ring on it), he really saves her. By the end of this book, Feyre is ten times stronger than she was at the end of the first.
Not only were the main characters incredible (Tamlin fans will be disappointed – this book hugely centers around Feyre and Rhys), the supporting cast kept me constantly entertained and interested. The interactions between Rhys and his court had me laughing and crying throughout the book. I will need some real Az/Mor action in the final book though please!
My Takeaway: this book is full of twists and turns, humor, heartbreak, and tons of action. I can’t wait for the final book in this trilogy to be released – and will be dreaming about Rhys in the meantime.