I admit that I'm one of the Rhys character fan girls, so I jumped on this book the day it was released and finished it pretty quickly. Was I happy with the book? Generally yes. Was it perfect? No. Read on to find out if A Court of Wings and Ruin lived up to the hype.
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens /Recorded Books
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Format: Kindle, Audio MP3
Pages: 699 | Audio Length: 25 hours 8 mins
Narrator: Amanda Leigh Cobb
Source: Kindle, Audible
Genre: Fantasy, YA, New Adult
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.
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.
Is this the end of the COTAR world? I hope not because there is a lot more that can be developed. The end of this book does read like a conclusion, but I've spotted upcoming books in this series on Goodreads. There wasn't a cliffhanger, but there are remaining loose ends that could and should be addressed. It seems like Maas plotted for a trilogy, but then after the success of book two the series was extended. If that's the case, then it makes sense that this is a clear end of a story arc, yet everything wasn't answered. I'm anticipating a time jump of some sort, but we'll see!
While I didn't fawn all over this book like I did with A Court of Mist and Fury, I enjoyed it. Did it live up to the hype? Not 100%, but it was a strong installment and fans of the series will likely enjoy it. There seems to be camps of those who loved it and those that hated it. Which camp are you in? Please share, I'd love to hear differences of opinion on this title.