Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.
As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future - and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas' masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
©2016 Sarah J. Maas (P)2016 Recorded Books
This book was a fantastic second to the series. I am just in awe of the whole thing, a few twists that I was not expecting too which is always nice when you can't predict what is going to happen next! I really really cannot wait for the next one! Rhysand and Ferya forever ❤️
I read this book first in three days love Sarah j Maas she's amazing writer!!! Had to listen to the book so it came alive and plus I wanted to read it again but didn't have the time so listened end lessly whilst cleaning I've fallen in love with it over again and have the most terrible book blues after this one bring on May 2017 for a court of wings and ruin!!
This Book was much better than the first one. I never liked Tamlin he alway came of as abusive and well I'd call him a tool but that would mean he's useful. I'm on team Rhysand
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Love this series to bits. Genuinely can't remember loving a book series this much, now I just can't wait for the next one. I don't want to wait!
This book was more captivating than its predecessor I have listen to it time and time again !
The narration is just that narration it doesn't try to hard and allows the story to take you along !
This book is so entertaining and curious it's so easy to consume I can't wait for the next !
Likes: YA, fantasy, crime, thriller, horror, science fiction and romance (in that order).
I absolutely loved this book, it was far and away better than the first in the series, A Court of Thorns and Roses. The character development was stunning, and the action and romance elements fit in perfectly to the plot development. I can't wait for the third book now, but at least the author's other brilliant series Throne of Glass has a book coming out in September to satisfy me for a while!
"Shippers will either Love it or Hate it"
When we last left Feyre, she freed Tamlin, his court and the whole of Prythian. But at the cost of killing two innocent fae. So the last book ended with Feyre having to deal with the aftermath of her actions and of dying and being resurrected as a High Fae.
If you come into this book curious about how Feyre is coping. Or wanting to know what was up with Rhysand stumbling during his last interaction with Feyre. Or what is up with the bargain he made with Feyre. Or what exactly began Tamlin and Rhys' enmity. Or what are the other courts like. Or what the hell Feyre's last name is.
Then your curiousity will be satisfied.
However, if you come into this book with a high investment on who Feyre ends up with, all I can say is that you will either be very elated or crushingly disappointed.
Personally, I like the book and its continuity with the first book. I like how the author handles Feyre's character development for this book. I don't really care much about who Feyre ends up with as I like both the guys introduced in the first book.
But from a shipping perspective, I can pretty much see how a reader rooting for one guy would be enraged or elated at how the romance department goes.
So just be prepared
Finally, I just want to comment that this title should not be under the Teen category. If you're a parent who has any plans on buying this for under 17 children, you might have reservations because this book has even more graphic sex scenes than the first book.
"Better than Great... Outstanding!"
Our story tranforms into something more than just your typical love story. Without any true spoilers: I felt a "Twilight" repeat being thrown at me in the beginning.
But then our fragile human evolves into a warrior in the Night Court. I love the characters in the night court. Just how we all imagine a house full family members interacting. Fights among each other but bands together when outsiders threaten them. The dialoge is witty and cute. The mystery of the Night Court is revealed and it's not what I thought. On a personal note I wanted more time in the Court of Nightmares. There is a good story waiting there.
We learn the flaws of all the characters. Even the perfect Spring Court has secrets. The change in our new leads was done perfectly. Not too fast or too slow. The love scenes were very unexpected. The author goes into more details with the sex scenes than any of her other books.
I giggled and cried and fell in love with the true hero in this story. I can't wait for Book 3. This sequel is better than the first book and is now one of my Top 5 of all times. However, I wouldn't suggest reading them out of order.
"Great book!! NO WAY is this a teen book"
Loved the book and can't wait for the 3rd book. However audible has this listed in the 11-13 "teens" category. NO WAY is this a teen book, graphic and steamy sex scenes throughout the book.
"Absolutely profound and amazing"
This book, in simple terms, is the best YA book I have read so far. Everything about it is a journey, and all of the character development was illustrated beautifully!
Jennifer Ikeda also did a wonderful job at narrating the story with her slightly rasping voice and pitch control!
"Is it hot in here?"
I did enjoy the story ,characters and the voice actress even grew on me. I do believe this one should have an R, if not X rating. There are very detailed sex scenes. Offended ? No. Suprised? Yes. Personally, as a mom, I would not suggest this book to anyone under 18. I am hoping this is marketed as young adult, meaning 18 -25.
With that all being said, I am looking forward to the final book. Hurry up Sarah!
"I finished in 3 DAYS and now I'm depressed!"
This series is SO good! I am not all that fond of how slow Jennifer Ikeda reads it so I have to speed it up. But Sarah J. Maas BLOWS my mind in this book. SO creative and romantic, great movement in the story, awesome action and she keeps you on your toes the entire time. She makes you love who you're supposed to when you're supposed to but can mix it up just as fast. I loved this book, I'm captivated with this story, and CANNOT WAIT for the next one (hoping it won't be forever until the next book is released)
This is a good book. Decent story, good characters. Fae and humans are involved which is always fun to read about! And of course the many love triangles make it exciting to root for your favorite characters.
This book seemed a bit long winded. The main character was in her head A LOT. Always brooding over her ex or her current situation, or how she was a stupid weak human. This book tried, I believe tried very hard to bring Fayre into a "female heroine" role. And just when you thought yeah the brooding is over and shes turning a new page, action is happening! NOPE! Surprise, she'd go right back into wallowing. Because of this, it is hard to listen to. Like I kept finding myself wanting to hit the "fast forward 30 sec" button just to get through the scene and onto the next good part!
She is amazing at narrating. Every voice is different, you can really tell whos speaking just by her amazing narration. And shes not to slow, or to fast. She did excellent with this story trying to bring some life into it!
"Enjoyable for all who like to sit and wait"
This is still a good read/ listen to, just not as good as others.
"great story, ok performance"
Personal opinion of the story:
Story was typical of Sarah Maas, intriguing with layers that make the characters familiar and lovable. She builds the world and plot so well that I had to read it once, then listen again because it went by so fast (oh the feels!). the action scenes are pretty awesome.
Opinion of audiobook performance:
The narrative alone felt a bit lacking, as the characters sounded very similar to one another, and at times lacked the passion and nuances that I felt while reading the book.... she somehow was able to make a really good read boring at times.
Adult content warning:
I will say though -adult content warning- this book is has more mature language/slightly graphic material than Maas' previous books. The scenes are fairly tastefully done, but parents should be aware of these things before purchasing, because at times it can come off as a romance novel. However, due to the language and sex scenes, it felt a bit unbalanced, as if it was trying to be more mature, but at the same time hold onto the teen genre, which made the voice of characters sound confused in some areas (I.e., throne of glass has greater consistency in story content and character building).
Ultimately, I love the book and Maas and this is a keeper for the collection. I suggest reading it before listening to the audiobook, because a once over is not sufficient.
"Should not be listed 11-13 yr old, adult content"
I contacted Audible asking to have these books listed differently, because I would not want my 13 year old listening to this yet. A few very discriptive sex scenes. I feel the author is writing for the "New Adult" interest level.
I enjoy the books, this one more than the first. Court of Mist and Fury has Feyre struggling with her actions in the first book and trying to figure out why she fell in love so deeply, leaving her to question if it was really love.
"In Wow! Amazing amazing amazingly written !"
First, narration was amazing. Jennifer Ikeda is never a disappointment . Great job. The story is wonderful . I was looking forward to reading this continuation and going Tamlin was long gone. I just loved where evening led to. I'm trying hard not to give away too much. Now I'm going to be lost until the next book comes out and reread this s several times more. I loved it!
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