Goodreads Summary: 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.
“To the stars who listen—and the dreams that are answered.”
Feyre lived her worst nightmares Under The Mountain to save her love, Tamlin, and came out alive. But now, just a shell of her former self, her battles are far from over.
A Court of Mist and Fury picks up roughly three months after the first book ended. Living in the Spring Court, she’s stifled in the day, kept under close watch by a paranoid Tamlin, and made to spend her days picking out clothes and planning parties, and plagued by nightmares at night that cause her to throw up each night.
Just as she’s wasting away, Rhysand, the cruel High Lord of the Night Court comes enforce the bargain he made with Feyre Under the Mountain–one week every month with him. But it is here in the Night Court that Feyre starts to learn that everything is not as she thought–Rhysand and his court are hiding secrets and a war could be brewing that will affect them all.
I love Feyre in this one! Her character goes through such an amazing change, and it’s incredible to see her go from such a weak, broken girl, to an incredibly strong and determined character! She does things that she never would have thought possible in the past book. She becomes so empowered and learns, in a place dominated by High Lords of all the courts and no High Ladies, that she is her own person, and she is no one’s subject!
This book also felt like it moved at a faster pace that the predecessor, which was good because it was such a gigantic book! I flew through it and never felt bored; there was just so much happening! There was also more action; I especially loved to see Feyre develop high fey powers and learn how to use them!
The world of Prythian that we get to see is so incredible! We are exposed to so much more than just the Spring Court–especially the Night Court, which is so much more complex that I would have thought!
The cast of supporting characters who are introduced are all so amazing! Can I be best friends with all of them? They were all really complex too, with amazing and also horrible backstories. But of course, they all pale in comparison to the romance.
I love Rhysand so much! I really like how complex he is, and how there is so much he is hiding beneath the High Lord of Nightmares facade. I love how he empowers Feyre, how he doesn’t coddle her and lets her be her own person and make her own choices. And he believes in her absolutely even when she might not believe in herself.
One thing I will say though is that this series is NOT young adult, it’s NEW adult. It has numerous explicit sex scenes that, as a teenager, made me uncomfortable to read, and I ended up skimming over. I noticed this book won a Goodreads Choice award for Best YA Fantasy, which it absolutely deserved in terms of an amazing fantasy, but not in terms of YA.
4.5 out of 5 night stars
You can also read my review on Goodreads here.