A Court of Wings and Ruin is a YA fantasy novel by Sarah J Maas and is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy.
Spoilers for the Second book in the series below, don’t even read the review if you haven’t read a Court of Mist and Fury. Just Trust me on this, even the synopsis will be a spoiler. So go read that first and then come back and check out my review!
Synopsis: This book begins where the last book left off with Feyre back in the Spring Court with Tamlin, and Rhysand having returned to the Night Court. With war on the horizon and Feyre and Rhysand separated the stakes are higher than ever before as the two of them try to find allies in their war against the King of Hybern.
This book was an absolutely wonderful conclusion to the series. It is, however, a little different from both of the other books that preceded it. ACOMAF is a primarily character driven story, that focuses on Rhysand and Feyre’s romance and on Feyre’s recovery from what happened Under The Mountain in book one. This book, however, is very plot driven, and the romance story-line takes the back-burner to actual plot development. So if you’re like me and you love character driven stories, this book while still good, definitely has more action. If you thought that ACOMAF was a little boring though, then you will enjoy this book more as things progress very rapidly from the very first page all the way through to the conclusion.
I really enjoyed this final installment to the series and think that it does the other books justice.
Recommended For: As with the previous book in the series, this book also has a lot of mature content and situations and the occasional curse word. I feel like this book is most appropriate for those 18 and older, but if you feel comfortable with reading sex scenes then definitely read this book.
Contraindications/Cautions: Minor trigger warning for scenes of war, and character deaths.
Side Effects: Uncontrollable sobbing; wondering if Rhysand is sold in stores; having your husband wonder if you love your fictional boyfriends more than you love him; has been known to cause grown men to cry: proceed with caution.
Final thoughts: This book is a great finale to one of my favorite YA series, and it definitely made me cry several times. The ending did seem a little abrupt to me, but there is a “novella” that follows this book that wraps up Feyre and Rhysand’s story. (“novella” is in quotes, because 500 pages not a novella, Sarah, it’s a full-grown book)
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