Hello people of wherever you come from.
*brain shuts down* *cries for a thousand years* *but is also so frigging happy*
I finished this book about two hours ago, and I spent three hours finishing this book and crying the entire time. I was sobbing so damn much, I had about a billion zillion tissues and looked like a complete mess and just wanted to lowly crawl into my cave, on my hands and knees, and curl into a ball and sob. Sarah J Mass has killed me. She really has. And damn, that was a great killing. Honestly.
Her writing improves with every book. I’ve got to say it, I think that this is her best book yet. And that is saying something because her other novels were utterly amazing, and this book was just phenomenal. This is by FAR the best book that I’ve read this year. And I’ve read a LOT of really great books lately.
For me, this book was perfect, there was so much emotion and action, and the writing just blew me away. It was so eloquent and polished, utterly heartbreaking and making me so incredibly happy at the same time.
This book is EXACTLY why I love reading. This is the whole point. It was so encapsulating and powerful it was like I was feeling what the characters were feeling, her writing is THAT powerful.
A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
I’ve already spoken about writing style, now: world building. When is this not going to be fantastic in a SJM book? This can be ticked off a thousand times. The world in this book was even more treacherous than before. Beforehand, we’d seen it as this beautiful world, and now, much like a lot of other factors, we get to see it’s true nature. And just how harsh this world can be. It was so great. The descriptions and imagery was outstanding.
We also got to meet A LOT of new characters which were amazingly developed in this book. They were introduced pretty far in, past halfway for some, and still it was as if they’d been there the whole time?? And as well as this, the previous characters just developed more and more. Some more than others, but ones that definitely, without a doubt, were: Mor, Nesta, Elain, Cassian and Feyre.
Feyre in particular has grown so much over the past books, and she only continued to develop in ACOWAR. Thinking on it now, she’s gone from being scared and unsure in the first book, to this powerful character in the 3rd book.
The plot only intensified towards the end. I was literally on the edge of my seat for the last 200 pages the entire time. However, I think that there was a bit of a dip in the middle. Only a tiny one, though. It may just have been me, as I really didn’t want this book to end. And therefore I took about a week and a half away from this book, purely because I didn’t want it to end.
The action in this book was better than any other action that I’ve read in a SJM book. It really was. I loved having that aspect to the book, since there hasn’t really been that many battle scenes in this series since it was all leading up to it in this book, but it was really good to finally see it.
The ending was so heart wrenching and it literally made me cry with happiness, I swear to God. Not everything was wrapped up tightly with a bow, and I love that. Not everything has to be solved every time and I feel like it’s great to not have this, “everything ever has been solved!” ending. It leaves so many possibilities for the future books and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
This book was a great way to finish Feyre’s story and I’m sad to part with it since it was truly amazing and I’ve never felt so attached to a series ever, but I’m also really happy to have read this and I don’t think that I could ever forget that.
So I’ve really rambled on and on… Damn. Anyway, let me know what you think about this book, I’d love to hear your opinions and discuss!