Genre: Fantasy/Romance (not sure why it’s targeted towards the YA audience when Feyre is in her twenties I believe. Either way she’s an adult).
Recommended Age: 18+. Lots of mature scenes and very strong language. LOTS of mature scenes… like a whole chapter devoted to mature scenes.
Favorite Quote: “There are good days and hard days for me – even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”
WARNING: Slight spoilers if you’ve not read the first book! Nothing spoilery from this book, but some things in the back cover blurb and in my review could spoil the first book for you. Don’t read any further if you want to remain spoiler free on the first book!
“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.” – Back cover blurb provided by Amazon.
Back in Prythian again, but this is not the happy ending Feyre deserves. She’s very broken from her stay Under the Mountain and she’s suffering from severe depression and PTSD. She’s also having to navigate her new life as a High Fae and plan a wedding… but is this the life she wants?
First of all, this book is a very longgggggggggggg book. It is 624 pages in the edition I have…. but it doesn’t feel like a 624 page book. To be honest the writing is so good that you easily breeze through the book. The pacing, albeit slow in the beginning, and the plot development are beautiful. The character development is amazing as well. I learned so much more about every main and side character that I am too heavily invested to NOT read ACOWAR. I also have to say this book was way better than the first book.
The only issues I had with the book were that it ended on a cliffhanger and that while it was tremendously good I feel that it was just a segue into the final book. It was a lot of filler information and I feel that everything I read was back-story for the real story I will read in the third book. I also fill this book could have employed more diversity in it. I enjoyed the book so much though and while this book has problems with the lack of diversity I still feel the book is very well written and very enjoyable. Hopefully more diverse characters will come into play in the third book.