A Court of Wings and Ruin

A Court of Wings and Ruin

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was good, not at all as gripping as A Court of Mist and Fury (which I couldn’t put down), but good. I was however expecting more of the conclusion to Feyre’s story.

This story has changed a lot over the three books in which it has been told. Sometimes they don’t really feel like books of the same story and like Maas had an idea, wrote the first book and the decided to follow another idea. Despite this, the story wraps up nicely.

The strongest part of this book is the relationships between the main characters. I love how Maas writes them (even if there too is some “follow another idea” syndrome)! Rhys and Fayre are perfect for each other. Lucien and Elain I don’t know about but Azriel and Elain I definitely see. Liked what she did with Mor but somehow the execution just wasn’t the best. Cassian and Nesta should be given more story, filled with madness!

Maas didn’t sadly do her best job with the action in this book. Usually she does write good action but here I didn’t feel the pull I want to feel whilst reading and action scene. I’d liked to see more of the fighting at the end as well. Give me graphical writing!

This series has been very up and down. Decent first book, amazing second and a good third. But what I can say for sure is that I will continue reading the next book in the story of Prythian.


WARNING: MAJOR ENDING SPOILER

Light text: I cannot say how happy I was when not a single one of the main characters dies, but the ending lost some impact when all of the survived. At least Amren would have had an amazing and worthy ending, but no, she wasn’t given that. Rhys on the other hand I’m so glad made it.


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”

– Goodreads

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2 thoughts on “A Court of Wings and Ruin

  1. Hey Ida! I’m back 😀 I can so understand your concerenes for the ending, I really felt tha same. And even though I didn’t mind the ‘new idea syndrome’ I do see where you are coming from. After the first book, we though she was head over heels with Tamlin and then BAM- everybody hates Tamlin. Later, he really IS the good guy after all but it was quite confusing and the plot here was a little flat, really. I like how Maas pulls something of the past into the plot that gets important in another chapter but it sometimes looks like the New Idea Syndrome :D. Like the form the Carver had for Feyre.

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    1. So glad you understand me! I also appreciate how Maas picks stuff up from before and suddenly it is an important bit of information. I had also hoped to get some more of Lucien’s journey to the continent (I was a bit bummed to not get to see the continent at all). Maybe one of her other books of Prythian will tell us that story 😀

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