A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury

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Though Feyre now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, but as she navigates the feared Night Court's dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781619634466
Characteristics: 626 pages :,map ;,25 cm.

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Nominated for best young adult fantasy & science fiction.


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sofiepearl
May 04, 2021

Oh my god. This book could have been, like, 300 pages shorter. I was do damn bored through most of it, and by the time we actually got anything good, anything juicy, I was only a few chapters away from finishing the book. I wanted so badly to skim. But I didn't. I prevailed. Will I be finishing this series? Almost certainly not. (I did)

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MimiY217
May 01, 2021

** spoiler alert ** Sarah you've done it again! I worried throughout the first book, but it was worth it to fully discover Rhys and his court. Tamlin who? Anyway, I've always enjoyed the way Maas writes relationships and trauma, both of which are very evident throughout the book. The way she grows the relationship between Rhys and Feyre is adorable and infuriating for all the right reasons. However, that cliff hanger should be illegal!

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phohm
Apr 30, 2021

*SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!* I loved how Rhysand had to hide who he really was to save his court. And I also liked how Tamlin was revealed as EXTREMELY possessive and protective, to the point where it became stifling. Or at least I realized that and liked how he was revealed as that after I finished this book. I LOVED this book. Absolutely amazing, would 100% recommend this book.

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bookworm0716
Apr 23, 2021

This is one of my favorite series and ACOMAF is my favorite book in the series. I love he dark humor, the AMAZING writing of realistic depression and trauma and the word of Fae. Enjoy this book!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 09, 2021

Wow. Just brilliant. My heart broke, healed, only to be broken over and over again throughout this entire book. A Court of Mist and Fury is a book that I will love and defend always because it is filled with love, joy, anger, fear, passion, you name it. I fell in love with A Court of Thorns and Roses, but after reading the first few chapters of this book alone, I decided that this book would be my everything. My emotions have never been as involved with any book as it was with A Court of Mist and Fury. I have too many favourite scenes in this book, but once you read it, I’m sure that we’ll both be in agreement that a certain chapter stands out the most… It is quite impossible for me to contain my love and connection for this book, but all I will leave you with is that after reading this book, your eyes will open up to a new world of fantasy romance that you’ll never want to leave behind. This book made me glee, scream, laugh and cry as no other book has. I can’t wait to finish the series just so I can restart to read this book all over again. I believe that this book is suitable for those aged 17 and up as it is more new adult than young adult. All I can say is to the stars who listen... 5 stars
@MissPeachPrincess of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

This book was even better that the first!! Feyre develops so much in this installment, along with her relationships with other characters. Her being taken to the Night Court gives readers an entirely different perspective, which was so important for the series’ development! I would definitely recommend this to a friend! If you have read the first book in the series and enjoyed it, then you will absolutely love this novel! If you weren’t a fan of the first, I would still recommend that you give it a try, because the plot develops so much and it seems like everything you had ever known was wrong!! I think that this sequel had a better balance of action, romance, and humor, whereas the first one was more central, I felt, to establishing relationships. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and would recommend it to other readers!
@PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Just wow.… This book was UNBELIEVABLE. AMAZING. LIFE CHANGING. After reading the first book in this series, i thought it couldn’t get any better. BUT IT DID. This book was written so well that i cried when i finished it. I just can’t believe how good this book was. A court of Mist and Fury takes place after the events in the first book. Tamlin and Feyre return to the Spring Court and plan a wedding. I don’t want to say anymore because it will spoil so much…. but can i just say that Tamlin is such an ass. I hate him more than anything, just ugh. So if you are a Tamlin fan, put the book down and get a reality check right now.Now Rhysand on the other hand is life changing, he’s the best. AWEE…..In the book, they talk more about the bargain between Feyre and Rhysand and I just love love love it. Sarah J Maas also introduces lots more characters that add true emotion to the novel as well as heartfelt friendships. THIS BOOK IS HONESTLY A MASTER PIECE. I know it's always hard for a bookworm to choose his/her favourite book because its like a mom choosing her favourite child, but this is probably my favourite book. Sometimes reading a sequel can be slow and boring, but that is definitely not the case here. THANK YOU SARAH J MASS FOR THIS EXTRAVAGANT BOOK
@bibliophile of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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cartym12
Apr 06, 2021

Where most of the characters were painted as black or white, good or bad, in the previous novel, they all suddenly take on shades of grey. Be prepared to shift alliances as the balance of Prythian changes page by page, along with Feyre's understanding of the world.

WPL_Erin Mar 12, 2021

Where do I even begin. This is probably one of my top 5 favourite novels ever.

A loose retelling of Hades and Persephone. Where up is down and the narratives are written by those without enough information.

An incredible slow burn romance, fantastic cast of characters and flawless storytelling.

LoganLib_Sheridan Feb 19, 2021

I love the slow build up and reveal of good and bad. I also love the inclusion of Feyre's sisters. We get to meet a few more characters in this book and expand on the world SJM has built.

Just because Amarantha is dead doesn't mean the threat to Prythian is ended. With the courts still recovering and wary of each other in a volatile start Prythian is primed for disruption, takeover and war.

This book brought up so a big issue for me. So most people get frustrated and with, this whole book wouldn't exist if they had've just communicated with each other. Now SJM isn't quite that, especially not in this book, maybe on really the next in the series, but it's close.

None of SJM's main characters Rhys, Feyre, Aelin and Rowan talk to each other properly. They just do whatever and the partner finds out later and they're mostly happy with this but like you should be able to share your plans for saving the world with your partner.

In true SJM fashion the ending is just one big WHAM! of action that hurtles the reader into the next book... if it's available. Fortunately for me (this time) it is :)

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conyang
Feb 17, 2021

Main character Feyre, has finally defeated Amarantha after her curse, and she is reunited with Tamlin in the Spring Court. However, strange behavior and feelings begin to spark. As she tries to discover herself, she is interrupted multiple times due to her promise to Rhys. Therefore, she must return to his court. Months pass by as Feyre learns Rhysand's close family and history. She unfolds new discoveries about herself as well in many romantic scenes. However, the fun does not last forever as danger shadows over all the courts. Feyre must find a way to unite with the other courts and her family to defeat the conquering enemy.

Maas's work is a beautiful dream with detailed steaming moments and enchanting characters, consisting of organisms from all fantasy worlds. They range from glorious fae to winged creatures with amazing magical powers. I love the beautifully descriptive moments, unique creatures, and sophisticated powers shown in this 600-page spectacle.

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hadlock
Feb 10, 2021

"A Court of Thorns and Roses" was good, laying the groundwork for the series. This one is better with a very interesting ending. Feyre's powers from the seven High Lords are showing themselves. Her relationships with Rhysand and her friends are growing and replacing family ties, although she still cares for her sisters. She explores and exults in the freedom she has now to grow and change and take on challenges. There is devastating war with the King of Hybern on the horizon and the Fae reach out to mortal queens, who are selfish, misguided and only after power for themselves. (sounds like "Lord of the Rings.") Not a good idea. But the reader knows that and will have to wait for other stories to find out what happens there.

Watch for the scene where Feyre saves Rhys from death by poisonous arrows. And the scene when she rediscovers painting.

I'm ready for the saga to continue in the next book.

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Bhuvi11
Dec 31, 2020

Bhuvi11 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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ethnecr
Nov 26, 2020

ethnecr thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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violet_horse_421
Jul 29, 2020

violet_horse_421 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Feb 18, 2020

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bookwizard_89
Sep 27, 2019

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SSavannah
Feb 21, 2019

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BOOK2SOUL
Nov 28, 2018

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nahomi_reed
Sep 15, 2018

nahomi_reed thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 15

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black_cobra_1097
Aug 06, 2018

black_cobra_1097 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

KathrynBlair Jul 28, 2018

KathrynBlair thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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black_swan_296
Oct 13, 2020

Like calls to like- The Bone Carver

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black_swan_296
Sep 22, 2020

I was looking for you, too- Rys

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AmberStarfall
Mar 17, 2017

"I'm surprised there aren't more mirrors in this house, since you seem to love looking at yourself so much."

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mightyminnie
Mar 02, 2017

“He thinks he'll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.”

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blue_dog_8329
Feb 23, 2017

"No one was my master— but I might be master of everything, if I wished. If I dared.”

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blue_dog_8329
Feb 23, 2017

"We were a song that had been sung from the very first ember of light in the world.”

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Chelsea016
Aug 06, 2016

To the stars who listen—and the dreams that are answered.

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Chelsea016
Aug 06, 2016

Not consort, not wife. Feyre is High Lady of the Night Court. My equal in every way; she would wear my crown, sit on a throne beside mine. Never sidelined, never designated to breeding and parties and child rearing. My queen.

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Chelsea016
Aug 06, 2016

I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.

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Chelsea016
Aug 06, 2016

I fell in love with you, smartass, because you were one of us—because you weren’t afraid of me, and you decided to end your spectacular victory by throwing that piece of bone at Amarantha like a javelin. I felt Cassian’s spirit beside me in that moment, and could have sworn I heard him say, ‘If you don’t marry her, you stupid prick, I will.

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kennesy
Feb 11, 2021

Sexual Content: One chapter in this book is incredibly explicit. The sequel to this book has even more sexual scenes.

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violet_horse_421
Jul 29, 2020

Sexual Content: Really detailed sex scenes.

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nahomi_reed
Sep 15, 2018

Sexual Content: It has descriptive sexual content but it is suitable for eleven year olds like me.

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Fa613
Jun 20, 2018

Sexual Content: Young teens probably shouldn't read this.

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JHope24601
Jun 15, 2018

Sexual Content: A lot of sexual content in the later chapters of the book.

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NikT
Feb 08, 2018

Sexual Content: Detailed sex scenes

khood1011 Aug 02, 2017

Sexual Content: Not really suited for teen 16 or younger.

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e_jmckay
Aug 22, 2016

Feyre has freed Tamlin's people, but at a high cost to herself. Three months after she escaped Amarantha's clutches, Feyre is finding herself broken and struggling to keep herself together. As a High Fae with a human heart she will have to figure out where she stands, especially as she discovers the depth of her powers and how they may safe the world from the new threat arising.

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Chelsea016
Jul 01, 2016

Feyre survived Under the Mountain. But at a steep cost. Now she's trying to cope and learn about what happened to her. All while preparing for her upcoming marriage to Tamlin.

But she also hasn't forgotten the bargain she made with Rhysand. When he comes to collect on that bargain, Feyre starts to realize that a greater evil is looming on the horizon. However, even if she's the only one who can stop it, she can't do it if she can't learn to harness her gifts, find a way to heal her soul (and her heart) and decide which path she wants to take.

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