Tuesday, 8 August 2017

A Court of Tears and Feelings | Book Review


I never thought I’d say it but I’ve just read some books that very nearly take over Harry Potter as my favourite series. I’ve been putting off reading A Court of Thorns and Roses as I’ve never had the physical copy and I always wanted to read other books more than it. But at the start of the year I bought it on a whim and I barely ever put it down once I'd struggled through the first few chapters. If you’ve tried it and couldn’t get into it, I recommend trying again and if you still don’t like it when you’re about a third through then I guess that’s fair enough.

I've now since finished the entire series and boy I loved it! The only reason Harry Potter is still top is because of the nostalgia. It's been far too long since I've read a book that I literally can't put down. I read it everywhere; I took it to work, I cooked with it, I sat on the toilet with it. I just couldn't stop, especially the last book A Court of Wings and Ruin. 

That book ruined me.

I haven't had a proper bawling cry at a book in so long, I never even cried when Dumbledore died. But I cried at each of these books, literally the almost ending of each of them had me crying my eyes out. That's what I've been missing, actually FEELING a book, FEELING the characters.  

Can we just talk about how Sarah J Maas writes? 
It’s not going to be for everyone but I just love the fact that she can write the characters in the exact same way but because of the scenes you can either love or hate a character. For example in the first book, Tamlin is God, he's the hunky adorable guy everyone loves and Rhysand we hate. Then written the same way in the second book but because of the context and scenes we hate Tamlin and love Rhys. It's weird and glorious. 

(Minor spoilers ahead)
I’m definitely a Rhyre shipper, what is their ship name anyway? I can’t actually remember the last time I actually said I shipped a couple, but gosh I’m a big fan of Rhys and Feyre. 

I feel about fifteen. 

Their relationship is just fluid and lovely and full of banter and I just love it. It broke my heart a little bit, near the end of ACOMAF where she discovers she’s his mate and starts raging at him. I truly thought Rhyre may be over for a moment and it hurt a little. That’s how you know your ships are true right? Then the end of ACOWAR the cauldron scene I just can't even think about that again, I was crying my eyes out. 

The only thing I felt was wrong in the series was that everything had a happy ending, barely anyone important died. With the amount of stuff that happens in those books, more people should have died. (Of course, I love them so they shouldn't have)
(Minor spoilers over)

I also have a small place in my heart for Lucien, obviously more for the first book than the second, but what happens in the second book doesn’t make me love him less and then the third just made me love him even more. I’m never going to accept that he has long hair though, I always imagine him with short hair and I’m never going to change that despite the fact it’s mentioned quite a number of times. Behind Rhys, he's definitely my favourite. I'm not a huge fan of Feyre but I can deal. 

Have you read the series, what did you think?


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