‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’
By Sarah J. Mass
(Book #3 in the Court of Thorns and Roses Series)
Publish Date: May 2017
Series: A Court of thorns and Roses (Book #3)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Book Type: Fiction
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Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings 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.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
When I got to ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ I had already binge read ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ and ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ and I was addicted! I just wanted to read more. I purchased the hardcover copies (just because) and I thought after reading the 624 page ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ that I was on the home stretch, that was the thickest book. Oh boy was I wrong. ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ was 699 pages! I could not wait to see how everything was going to go!
War was practically upon Perythian. It was interesting to see how each of the courts and the High Lords were going to react to the prospect of war and I was not disappointed. It was great to see all the characters develop in a situation that calls for so much.
‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ delivered. It gave us more back story to characters, development of the characters as well as development of the world as a whole. Which in my opinion is fantastically done especially for a third novel in a series.
There were places near the end of the story where I was so enthralled in the plot that I was almost in tears (almost because I was on public transport at the time). The plot is so well written that from page one you are enthralled, you feel as though you are there with Feyre and Rhys and the rest of the Night Court, and I just became more and more invested with every turn on the page.
I cannot wait to read ‘A Court of Frost and Starlight’ to see where the story goes.
I will say that I feel now I have very high expectations for any other Faerie based novel. ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ has developed such a strong group of Faerie Characters that it might be hard to match!
Ease of reading: 4/10
Character Development: 8/10
World Building: 8/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10