Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Let me start by voicing an unpopular opinion: A Court of Thorns and Roses did not knock my socks off. I gave it a solid 3 and 1/2 stars, which would have been significantly less had the last third of the book not made up for the rest.
I really liked Feyre even though her family sucked. I liked that she was a strong, independent female character. I liked that the last ten chapters were amazingly action packed. Lastly, I liked Rysand.
Everything else about ACOTAR was just sub-par for me. Tamlin, I found boring. I thought there was no chemistry between him and Feyre and therefore thought her going to the ends of the world to save him seemed….improbable and unbelievable.
But this book, this gloriously huge and beautiful book, holy shit.
Feyre is recovering from Under the Mountain. Physically, she has now immortal, but her heart and soul are broken. As she plans her wedding to Tamlin, High Lord of the Spring Court, she also looks to him to help repair her, but she finds so solace there. Tamlin is as broken as Feyre, and hell bent on protecting her, he locks her up to break completely.
Everything from here on will be spoilers for A Court of Mist and Fury, so beware!