Rating: 4.5 / 5
I picked up the first two books in Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series over the summer and really enjoyed them, especially book two. Fitting in the third book became difficult as I hit some busy months so A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN got pushed to the side a bit. When a good friend on bookstagram started reading the series and sharing her thoughts as she went, it finally pushed me to pick up book three to read along.
A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN picks up where the first two books leave off which means I can’t say a whole lot about the plot. Feyre is our main protagonist, a young woman who was brought to the world of the fae after she killed a wolf to feed her family who is later revealed to have been a faerie in wolf form. She was raised to hate and distrust faeries, but now she must go live among them or forfeit her life. As the books progress, Feyre learns more about the world of the fae and makes a place for herself in that world.
I really enjoyed this conclusion to the original three books! Overall I think book two, A COURT OF MIST AND FURY was my favorite of the set, but this one comes in a close second. We’ve got lots of action, big epic battles and great relationship moments between the main characters. For such a lengthy book, this does fit perfectly into the category of comfort read for me. It grabs attention and sets your focus on battles outside the realm of the real world!
While I’ve heard mixed things about the next installment in the series, the more novella length A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT, I do have it on my shelf to hopefully fit into my reading soon!