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.
Okay, I’m gonna do my best to sound coherent and not too fangirly throughout this whole review. I’m also going to try not to spoil too much even though you shouldn’t be reading this without reading the first one! This book was heaps better than A Court of Thorns and Roses which is a good sign simply because it shows how more practice makes better.
This takes place after the horribleness under the mountain from the first book and how Feyre and Tamlin and Rhysand deals with the severe PTSD that they got after being tortured and literally killed and resurrected. Tons of sleepless nights and of tossing and turning until finally Tamlin turns into a psycho that causes Feyre to flee to the Night Court with Rhysand.
There’s a lot of secrets being revealed throughout the story about the Night Court, about Rhysand and his people and the inevitable but still plot-twisted union of him and Feyre. I honestly didn’t see the kind of connection between them and how much more thought about the story was. It wasn’t anything bad at all and their chemistry is INSANE. Like, I know they are meant to be together but even as I was reading the book I had to stop sometimes because I got winded up reading about their interactions haha.
Which brings me to the part that this is a New Adult and not a YA book because DAMN it was steamy. Extremely without being too much. It was actually sexy and not lewd at all and that made me happy. The character development and the plot pace as usual is phenomenal, with no dragging parts and no unrealistic cause and effect scenarios. The amount of action and adventure that we got in this book was also very effective at keeping my attention throughout the whole story and to manage to engage me the whole time is kinda insane. It just shows how good of a writer Sarah J Maas is.
I gave this book a whooping five stars! and will be one of my top 10 books for the year so far. It is a bit higher in rating than the first book but it doesn’t change the fact that I love both of them.
I highly recommend that you read this because it is awesome!
Have you guys read this yet? I hope you continue with the series if you finished the first one. Any thoughts? Is this higher in ranking compared to the other one for you? Comment your thoughts down below and let’s chat!
P.S. I’m gonna leave you with my most favorite quote out of a lot from the book (Rhysand is very.. poetic and dramatic lol)
Lots of love,