Review – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Title A Court of Mist and Fury
Author Sarah J. Maas
Release Date May 3, 2016
Date Finished February 11, 2021


Feyre has undergone more trials than one human woman can carry in her heart. Though she’s now been granted the powers and lifespan of the High Fae, she is haunted by her time Under the Mountain and the terrible deeds she performed to save the lives of Tamlin and his people.

As her marriage to Tamlin approaches, Feyre’s hollowness and nightmares consume her. She finds herself split into two different people: one who upholds her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court, and one who lives out her life in the Spring Court with Tamlin. While Feyre navigates a dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms. She might just be the 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 in turmoil.

Initial Thoughts

So this is a reread for me. When I read this book for the first time, last April, I never reviewed it. Honestly, the lack of review is not for lack of interest, it was from inability to process the magnificence of what I just read.

Some Things I Liked

  • Enemies to lovers. Again. I’ve actually had people tell me that this series isn’t enemies to lovers 😑. Anyway, I loved that it was featured again but with a unique spin. Feyre LOATHES Rhys in the beginning of this book and I was so here for the way their relationship developed from hatred, to friendship, to more.
  • The Inner Circle. When I reread ACOTAR, I kinda forgot that the Inner Circle doesn’t actually make an appearance until this book and I was VERY disappointed. They are all treasures. While I love certain characters from Throne of Glass, the Inner Circle is found family GOALS and I adore them all.
  • Velaris. If I ever get the chance to move to a fictional city, get me a ticket to Velaris. The City of Dreams and the Court of Dreams are literally the most magical names I could ever think of and Sarah J. Maas gave them LIFE.
  • Furthermore, STARFALL. What a beautiful scene. I can’t even.
  • The ending. I am obviously deranged in some way because I waited 7 MONTHS between reading ACOMAF and ACOWAR. I’m itching to start the next book even now, as I write this review (and I’ve already read it). That ending left me broken and desperate and it was perfect.

Series Value

As mentioned above, this is a reread for me. Clearly, I think highly of this series if I’m reading it AGAIN. But, let me spell it out. This series is PHENOMENAL. Sarah J. Maas outdid herself with ACOMAF.

Final Thoughts

I adore Sarah J. Maas’s writing, characters, and pretty much every word she graces the world with. I loved this book even more the second time and, *whispers* it might be starting to dethrone Throne of Glass *gasp!*.


Recommendations for Further Reading

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – if you enjoyed the writing style, complex world building, and swoon worthy romance, try SJM’s other completed series. Again, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
  • The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen – if you like audiobooks, do yourself a favor and listen to this one. But, even if you read it, if you enjoyed the enemies to lovers aspects of ACOTAR as well as the complex character relationships, try this series.

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