I told you the book reviews would be coming in thick and fast!
WARNING: DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T READ A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES! ENTER THIS REVIEW AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Anyway, now we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can proceed with the book review!
“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”
Feyre did the unimaginable and survived Amarantha and her trials. But at what cost? She has lost her humanity but has gained a Fae life; despite that she cannot forget the horrors she committed to the Fae people – her heart remains human. In addition to this, she is back with her love Tamlin in Spring Court and preparing for their upcoming nuptials. Everything is peachy…right?
She hasn’t forgotten her bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the Night Court. But, she soon discovers that she likes the Night Court and maybe Rhysand isn’t a terrible person. Maybe she actually prefers who she is in the Night Court and not at the Spring Court.
“The Court of Dreams.
The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. The bastard- born warriors, the Illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares…And the huntress with an artist’s soul.”
When she is swept away in the middle of her wedding with Tamlin, Tam goes into full self-destruct mode, meanwhile, Feyre finds herself recovering and finally figuring out who she is in this Fae world.
“He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.”
But just when she thinks she has figured everything out, a even greater evil than Amarantha crawls out of the woodwork and makes their presence felt. Feyre needs to navigate getting a hold on herself and her powers to ensure the world around her doesn’t collapse.
“My mate. Death incarnate. Night triumphant.”
Figuring out what the heart wants, what the heart needs is journey Feyre must go on but what she will discover along the way is a surprise even to her!
“To the stars who listen—and the dreams that are answered.”
I really enjoyed reading her journey of discovery and how she navigated every situation she was thrust into. This book is a story about life and love and every gray shade in between. A story about the bleak days and the lovely winds of change. A story about hard-fought happiness and soul-wrenching sacrifices. And a story about a girl who finds herself drifting away into the fields of nothingness only to discover the stars and moon and night sky pointing towards her glorious rebirth.
“We were a song that had been sung from the very first ember of light in the world.”
I found it hard reading initially just because of the emotional abuse exhibited in the early stages of the book. I, myself, have experienced a relationship with my ex where I was emotionally and mentally abused and it took me over a year to find myself again. It was hard to read but also reassuring to be able to relate to a character and their struggles and seeing them come out of the other side. It took me 3 days to read this book! It had me gripped from the first page to the last page with all the twists and turns! Also I love the Night Court and Cassian and Azriel and Rhysand.
“There are good days and hard days for me—even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”
Until next time,