Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA, NA, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Date published: May 2, 2017
Page Count: 707
Source: Personal purchase
Summary: 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.
– MY REVIEW –
I always dread saying goodbye to a series, and it was no different with reading the ending to this one. It’s been such a long time since I’ve actually read a series to the end, and had to say goodbye, that I’d forgotten just how painful it can be. Luckily for the smooshed heart though, there will be some more books coming about about the characters and world of A Court of Thorns and Roses though! So, I shall not despair.
A Court of Wings and Ruin wrapped the trilogy up beautifully, as well as in surprising ways. I did not predict the majority of the things that took place, which is something that makes me happy since I’m the type of reader who likes to be kept on the edge of her seat, always wondering what will happen next, rather than guessing everything ahead of time (or worse, ahead of the characters, haha). Maas’ writing is good, although not spectacular, and she is a truly gifted storyteller. I wish that I had half of the imagination that Maas has, and would be quite happy if I had stories like hers floating around in my brain. She also has a way with describing people, places, and events which makes it easy for me to picture everything in my head. It’s always as if there’s a film playing behind my eyes when I read Maas’ books! How she plans things ahead for her series also never fails to astound me either, and I’m always in awe when she ties things back to events from the previous books.
The pacing of this book was just right, with a very good switch between action and pause, and I found the plot to be quite enjoyable (as well as heart-wrenching, which is fantastic for me because I’m also a masochist!) There was once scene which bugged me just a little, because I’d wanted more romance than….heat, but otherwise I have nothing I wish to complain about! The only other thing there would have been is that I wanted more of Cassian, Nesta, Elain, Azriel, and Lucien, but I have a feeling that we’ll be seeing more of them in the companion novels which we were promised!
I highly recommend that those who have started this series definitely finish it, and that those who have not yet started it, read all the books! And then tell me about it, so that I can experience it all over again through you!
– ABOUT THE AUTHOR –
Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses and its sequel A Court of Mist and Fury. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel, was released on September 6th, 2016, and A Court of Wings and Ruins on May 2nd, 2017. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.
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