A Court of Wings and Ruin

A Court of Wings and Ruin

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Feyre returns to the Spring Court on a reconaissance mission about the invading king. As a spy, the future of the entire kingdom may rely on her ability to play her part perfectly, and her decisions about who to trust and which allies are best will decide the outcome of the coming war.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Bloomsbury Children's Books,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781619634480
Characteristics: 703 pages :,map ;,22 cm.


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Apr 09, 2021

Magnificent. Absolutely magnificent. The ride of thrill continues in A Court of Wings and Ruin and it does not disappoint! I shed tears in this book, let out laughter, yelled at some characters, and overall had the entire book reading experience. I lived in Prythian through this book and fought in the battle alongside Feyre and everyone. My heart broke as the characters broke and healed as they were healed. I grew through this book series and have learned to love not only others but myself as well. Sarah J Maas truly brought the story of Feyre to life in this book. I miss the ride of this series already. This book is perfect for anyone above the age of 17 who loves fantasy, battles, royalty, Faeries and has read A Court of Thorns and Roses, and A Court of Mist and Fury. A Court of Wings and Ruin is absolutely magnificent! Definitely worth the read!! 5 stars
@MissPeachPrincess of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

I think that Sarah J. Maas did another great job with this novel! A Court of Wings and Ruin was captivating, emotional and eventful. My favourite part about this series is the very likeable characters; I find myself getting very attached to each of them. I would definitely recommend this book to other readers, as I think that it is a great last novel to an amazing series! I found myself interested in each and every chapter, and it left me wanting more! If you are a fan of Maas, then definitely pick up this book, and if not, still give it a try – you will not be disappointed!
@PenelopeScriptor of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Well, honestly words cannot describe how good that book was. The book starts out with Feyre and Tamlin back at the spring court. While in the spring court Feyre continues to gather information, and Tamlin truly believes Feyre is there to stay. But I gotta say that Tamlin deserves every bit of torture for being a selfish ass. Throughout the book, we get appearances from all the best characters and a taste of their previous lives. That's about the best summary i can give you without spoiling everything about this book. I love the way Maas gives the message that family and friends are forever and to never stop fighting for each other. AAAH I just love this book so much. These were literally the best 699 pages of my life. This book also is a Goodreads 2017 choice awards. So can anyone give you a reason to not read this life-changing book. I also love how Maas ended the book because the previous books have ended on a cliffhanger so I was prepared to hit something if she did it again, but she didn't so all is good. 5 STARS for sure.
“Rhys fell into flight beside me, and when he smiled at me again as we sailed through the stars and the lights and the sea-kissed breeze when he showed me all the wonders of Velaris, the glittering Rainbow a living river of colour beneath us … When he brushed his wing against mine, just because he could, because he wanted to and we’d have an eternity of nights to do this, to see everything together …” Excerpt From: Sarah J. Maas. “A Court of Wings and Ruin.”
@bibliophile of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Personally, this book was the most interesting of all three current ones released in the series to read. The playing field extends beyond the protagonist, Feyre, just as in real life where not everything revolves around one person. The relationships between the characters becomes a bit more dynamic, where more gates are opened and different lines are drawn. Loyalty is so very difficult to buy, as it can only be willingly given. Warning: do not let anyone below the age of 15 or 16 read this, as there is a lot of implied and written content unsuitable for those who do not want their minds ruined. I really enjoyed this book from the start to the finish, and I detest the idea of waiting for the next one! 5/5 stars
@Siri of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Apr 06, 2021

While this book is set up to be an ending, be prepared for many loose ends and loads of questions. There are many lives at stake, many more to be risked, and many choices that will change everything in almost every chapter. The entire book keeps you on edge.

Mar 26, 2021

The king of Hybern is threatening war, but the high lords are certainly not united. And what happened to the mortal queens? Nesta and Elain struggle to understand and employ the gifts they received from the Cauldron. Feyre and Rhys deepen their bond. But the war could end them all as they don't have a lot of allies.

Watch for the byplay between Cassian and Nesta. And what happens to Ianthe. And Feyre learning to fly. The end of the story ties up many loose ends, but there is certainly more to hear about in the next book.

WPL_Erin Mar 12, 2021

I don’t even have words. Just love.
Perfect conclusion to the last two novels. Brilliant, stunning perfect - I'm obsessed.

LoganLib_Sheridan Feb 28, 2021

Not going to lie this book is a brick but it has to be to bring together all of the loose ends. I mean the ending of the last book alone! There are still so many tumultuous relationships to navigate and an oncoming enemy to defeat.

So Feyre is in the spring court and to be honest I think she ends up regretting some of the decisions she made there... deep down. Of course you can't hold the high lady of the night court for long, besides we have hybern to defeat.

Trying to get the resources Prythian will need to defeat Hybern is... interesting. I honestly think Rhys and Feyre are in a competition to sacrifice as much of themselves as possible before the other can try to convince them not to (because we don't tell each other what to do in Prythian).

The sisters story throughout the book is interesting as they learn about the powers the cauldron gave them. Both sisters of course go about this in their own personal style. Elaine is still mourning her mortal fiancee which I can't say I really understand.

Also that ending... I'm sending SJM the medical bill for the heart attack it gave me. Also though the book mostly ties up loose ends there are definitely still some things going on which is why we have more books coming that I shall devour... soon.

At this point I am totally confident that I will love anything SJM writes. This was perfection. I have too many emotions to even start sorting through them, but these characters feel like my squad, and I will do anything to live in their world for as many books as possible.

Dec 26, 2019

court of thorns and roses 3

I love this book! It is gripping and intriguing from the first sentence. A wonderful addition to the series and to Sarah J. Maas's writing. Thank you a million time over to the author. Artwork with words!

Aug 09, 2019

This book is amazing. This series is amazing. Sarah J. Maas is amazing. Ah! If you enjoyed this series then you definitely need to read her "Throne of Glass" series. They're fantastic as well!

Feb 12, 2019

If I could read this series over and over again I would. Also, I want to marry Rhys

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Sexual Content: Very explicit sexual content

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Sexual Content: Eh hem . . . There be sex.


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