Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda
Also by this author: A Court of Thorns and Roses , A Court of Wings and Ruin, A Court of Frost and Starlight, House of Earth and Blood
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Also in this series: A Court of Thorns and Roses , A Court of Wings and Ruin, A Court of Frost and Starlight
Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books, Recorded Books on 3rd May 2016
Length: 23 hours and 16 minutes
Format: Audible, eBook
Source: I bought it
The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses.
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 really enjoyed the first book in this series. It had sat on my kindle for such a long time and when I read it I was annoyed at myself for leaving it so long. A few months later I started this book and it took me the longest time to read it. I had a lot of blog tours which I had to prioritise. In the end, I listened to the second half of this on audible.
In the first book, I loved Tamlin. I’d seen a lot of people talk about Feyre and Rhys and I couldn’t work out how she could go from Tamlin to Rhys. It just didn’t seem imaginable. And then I read this book. After a few chapters, I HATED Tamlin and everything started to make sense. Tamlin pretty much ignores Feyre. He ignores how she’s feeling and how she’s coping after under the mountain. He can’t see that she is struggling and worse still he doesn’t ask or try. Tamlin does some truly unforgivable things in this book which I didn’t see coming.
Rhys on the other hand, I wasn’t sure about him in book 1. He seemed like the villain but there were hints maybe things were all that they seemed. In this book, I fell and I fell hard. Rhys is nothing like the person he seemed in the first book. When you get to see the real Rhys you see that he was putting on a front. Why you ask? To protect the ones he loves and what better reason is there than that?
Feyre changes so much over the course of this book. At the beginning, she is broken. So broken that it seems like there is no way back. But as she starts to heal she becomes someone new. She can’t go back to the girl she was before under the mountain it’s just not possible so she becomes someone new. I like this new Feyre. She is kick ass, she is stronger than ever before and she knows her own mind.
I also loved the introduction to the night court and all its members. I love each of them in their own way. They all have their own stories to tell and each captured a little piece of me.
The ending of this book broke my heart into so, so many pieces. I was so glad to have the next book because there was no way I could leave it like that.
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