September 04, 2017

REVIEW| A Court of Wings and Ruin

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)
Sarah J. Maas

DISCLAIMER: This review will contain spoilers, due to the discussional nature. As well as the tragedy that this is a final book in a series and will have spoilers for books one and two.

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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.


The Cover

I love it. I love it. I love it. 
I thought the cover would be purple, 'cause you know, the NIGHT court.
But, alas I was wrong. 
The dress has been based on Charlie Bowater's stunning design and is befitting only the High Lady of the Night Court. She's faced forward, ready to battle everyone's shit. Nothing to hide. 

The Content

This started on a sure foot for greatness. However, what started out as great pacing it begun to show a lack of editing and credibility by the second half. Feyre is smart, has shown a great strength in character, proved as such when she executes her plan in the Spring Court. Yet the only way to defeat the King is in complete open 'war'? Like come on! 

We have all this background knowledge of the Hybern King, we hear about the evil things he's done and his ideologies, only I couldn't help but feel there was no immediate threat. Like I knew it was happening, I just didn't care. 

Speaking of threats and fearing for characters, let's talk the inner circle, shall we? Things would happen and instead of being 'oh shit', sobbing and sitting on the edge of my seat, I found myself just going 'eh, they'll heal'. It's like she couldn't let them go. You can't be giving me a PG ending for a R rated book. 

There was some representation where LGBT+ characters were concerned. One of which felt as if it were put in as an afterthought. If you've read the book you know the lesbian character I am talking about. 

Overall, I'm disappointed. Characters were still in characters, and ships were happening and I still love the world of ACOTAR. I got the redemption arc I was hoping for, I'm a sucker for a redemption arc. I found it was a meh ending. I don't hate it, nor did I love it. 

Just 'meh'.

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