Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
Why I Picked This Up: I really enjoyed the first book as a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and this was supposedly a retelling of Persephone and Hades…
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.
I hadn’t realized I didn’t write up a review for this book! GAH! I don’t know if anyone is sick of seeing reviews on this book but I still gotta do it! I promise I won’t make this long and grueling.
I liked it. I didn’t care for the graphic sex but I LOVED the story. I loved the character developments, I loved the twists and turns, the tortured souls, the pain, the tragedies, the trials, the new characters we meet and fall in love with, the emotional depth, the layers, the mysteries behind certain characters, the world building, the imagination that went into this story it is all overwhelming and beautifully done! It’s exhausting…in a good way.
I can’t say too much especially if you haven’t read book one which is A Court of Thorns and Roses.
This story deals with A LOT and I appreciate a male character who helps by not helping. Feyre has PTSD, rightly so after all that she has gone through to save everyone. She’s changed. The strong girl has always been then but now she’s been torn apart only to be rebuilt stronger and better. I appreciate that. I appreciate the fact that someone has gone through something horrible and not come out unscathed and then watch as they struggle to adjust and put themselves back together.
I LOVED Rhysand in this book, a very wise male character in dealing with life and Feyre with her struggles. I appreciate that he HELPS her, not saves her. He puts responsibility on her and then doesn’t judge her for her choices. I appreciate that.
I think for me the ONLY thing that really bothered me but that’s only due to personal preference is the graphic sex. No matter your argument on the subject it’s not something I like to read, I much prefer the power of suggestion of every detail in this regard. But that’s just me, I still loved the rest of the story.
Overall if you want a WELL written story then these books are it. However this is NOT YA fiction and therefore ye be warned.
Sexual Content: heavy