Review „A Court of Mist and Fury“ (Sarah J. Maas)

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Attention: This is volume 2 of the series, if you don’t know the contents of the former book, you will be spoilered. You can find my review to volume 1 here.

Hello, Feyre darling.

For some reason that I couldn’t explain at the beginning, it took me very long to read this second book, though I absolutely adored the previous one. But now I finally read it and searched a long time for the right words to be able to tell, what I felt during my time reading it.

In the beginning I was very curious about what new adventure the heroine Feyre would be fighting in this time. However, I was facing a young and broken woman who couldn’t really cope with the events of the past that she went through. And there seemed to be no way to get out of her nightmares, not even the fact that there was nothing separating her from her lover Tamlin, High Lord of the Spring Court, anymore. Thanks to the help of Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court, things aren’t as hard to stomach as they are while she stays with Tamlin.

Feyre goes through an enormously admiring development during this second volume: I’m so awed by how much she is changing after she makes one of the most important decisions of her life. When on the first third of the book inside of her there was only darkness, weakness and resignation to be found, in the other two-third she is regaining her strength, her will to fight and protect those people she cares about most. Some self-esteem returns with the discovery of her new powers which is just the start of the whole fun. I am so touched by so many things she is showing from her shattered soul and how she still finds a way – thanks to some friends, too – to get out of her darkness and be aware of the current events in Prythian. I often suffered with her, cried with her, I could feel her in so many ways and that’s why I was beyond impressed when I realized at how she is changing very slowly and how she is becoming a woman who doesn’t need to be babied by anybody. I loved her more and more with each chapter and I absolutely adore this character!

The reader gets to know Rhysand better in A Court of Mist and Fury. He certainly has his secrets like many High Lords but he gives Feyre something that Tamlin always refused her to give: honesty. And thanks to his behaviour Feyre starts to trust him – at least more than she did before. And slowly we get to know some very crucial information about him, his family, his past, his origin etc. The more I knew about him, the more I started loving him. For he is not what he seems to appear like in front of other people. And the reasons for making these people believe in it are so special! I wouldn’t have believed it myself when somebody would have told me about it – he really is an unbelievable fantastic protagonist!

And Mor… at first I thought Mor was just one of those characters you read once or twice about and that’s it. But Mor is so much more: She is strong and fierce like a fighter, she is gentle and understanding like a good friend and she is scarred and in some ways weak, but never bows to anyone. She is that person that Nesta and Elain could never be for Feyre and thus she is like family when Feyre couldn’t speak to Rhys. I love her so, so much, she is absolutely amazing!

So I’m your huntress and thief?

You are my salvation, Feyre.

The love story – or stories – stay mostly in the background what I like very much. Certainly, there are some chapters that are full of it but other events are in the spotlight. Still, the development happens very slowly and just reaches it’s highlight in the very last chapters which amazed me very much! I think everyone who reads how this love is forming, will be wishing one for him- or herself. It’s really worth drooling and adoring for!

I admire the word building of the author very much: Not only the ancient and instructive vocabulary but also every place, every explanation matching everything else in return, like pieces of a puzzle you put together. It’s as perfect as it can be, there is nothing I can, want or do criticize!

This book… oh this book really knocked me off of my feet! I don’t know how else to say it but like this: It’s my highlight of the year, it’s perfect and I don’t want to leave this world, ever! I just love it, there is no better book that I have read so far and this is the biggest compliment I can make to Sarah J. Maas. Thank you for this absolute fantastic book!

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Kurzrezension (deutsch)

Ich habe lange gebraucht, um dieses Buch zu beenden. Nicht weil es zu anspruchsvoll/ zu schwer oder nicht unterhaltsam war, sondern weil diese Welt so besonders ist und einige Kapitel so unglaublich wundervoll/aufregend/atemberaubend usw. waren und diese mich für eine ganze Weile nicht mehr losließen. Ich musste sie wieder und wieder lesen, bis ich das Gefühl hatte Ok, jetzt kannst du weiterlesen. Der Wille dieses Gefühl wieder und wieder erleben zu müssen, ist gestillt – für den Moment. Bisher kannte ich das von meinem Leseverhalten nur so, dass es nach Beendigung eines Buches für mich nicht mehr weiterging, da ich das komplette Buch noch einmal lesen musste. Aber gewisse Kapitel haben mich dermaßen umgehauen, dass es da für mich nicht mehr weiterging, es ging einfach nicht.

Es ist mein absolutes Jahreshighlight und auch das beste Buch, das ich bislang gelesen habe. Ich kann mich nicht erinnern jemals so ein geniales Buch mit so unglaublichen Protagonisten, so wundervollen Schauplätzen und einem atemberaubenden Wordbuilding gelesen zu haben. Ich möchte aus dieser Welt gar nicht mehr auftauchen, am liebsten würde ich dort selbst leben, die Figuren persönlich kennen lernen und ein Teil ihrer Familie werden und nie wieder woandershin gehen!

Ein abgefahrenes Buch, das alle Superlative, den größten Lob und die allergrößte Auszeichnung verdient. Auf meinem Blog bedeutet dies: Tauchliebe, Lieblingsbookie, Lieblingsautorin, Monatshighlight in November und Jahreshighlight 2018! Ich liebe es!

I am… very glad I met you, Feyre.

Oaaah Rhyysaaaaand…!

 

  • title A Court of Mist and Fury
  • author Sarah J. Maas
  • pages 626 pages (Print)
  • price 4,99 (Kindle Edition), 8,89 (SC), 13,99 (HC)
  • publisher Bloomsbury UK (3. Mai 2016)

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. Older teens will love A Court of Mist and Fury. Contains mature content. Not suitable for younger readers. Quelle

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