A Court of Disapointment and Clifhangers

A Court of Wings and Ruin. By: Sarah J. Mass

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SUMMARY


Alright, buckle up ladies and gentleman because we have a lot to weather here, no really we are about to go through all four season of the high courts.

Ferye is back in the spring court pretending that everything is fine and happy just as it had been before Amarantha, she is eating, laughing and even painting again, however she is making the spring court a living nightmare. Ianthe tries to pull one over on Feyre telling her and Lucien how she thought they wanted Nesta and Elain to be fey like them, Feyre bits her tongue as does Lucien but she harbors her hate deep down waiting for the perfect moment to strike. While in the spring court the king of Hybern sends his niece(Brannagh) and nephew(Dagdan) who are twins, along with Jurian, to keep Tamlin company while also trying to bring down the wall. Ferye has been causing major problems for Tamlin and Ianthe, she makes Tamlin question Lucien and Feyre’s relationship, all his guards turn against him along with his people. One the last visit to the wall with Lucien, Jurian, Brannagh, and Dagdan, Feyre has decided to return home now that Tamlin’s court is in complete shambles and is ready to fall at any given moment, but along the way she finds Lucien, who then decides to come with Feyre to find Elain.

Feyre is poisoned by faebane so she cannot winnow like she had planned to do instead Lucien winnows them as far as he can but they must now trek through the Autumn Court, Home to Lucien’s family who would much rather see him dead than in their court. After a few days of traveling they are intercepted by Lucien’s brothers, one of whom is Eris(Oh yes the evil man himself, get ready it’s about to get good!) They fight against the brothers and are able to get away from them and they chose to settle in a cave on the mountains that hold the border of the Winter Court, here Feyre tells Lucien about her sister Elain. The next day they enter the Winter Court but are again found by Lucien’s brothers. However Cassian and Azriel arrive and take them to the night court.

Once Rhysand returns to Velaris, after being on the human side of the wall gathering information, him and Feyre reunite with each other and he agrees to take in Lucien but only after all three males threaten his life if he makes any mistakes. Feyre then goes to the house of wind to visit her sisters accompanied by Lucien and Cassian, she find Nesta in the library and discovers something strange and ancient rest inside her sister, she also finds out her and Cassian have been doing nothing but fighting daily. She then visits Elain’s room to find her heartbroken and wanting to return to her human love Graysen as they were to be married in a week.

The Inner Circle decides to host a meeting with all the High Lords of all the courts(yes this includes Tamlin and the Autumn court) to seek help and to band together to fight in this war. They also decided to seek help of a mortal queen, one the other sisters had cursed and sold to a man who adores beautiful women, but she is hidden somewhere on the human side of the wall and after a heated debate about who would go Lucien offers to go on the journey to keep his mind off of Elain, who still rejects his love. Amren is still trying to translate the Book of Breathings, and later begins training Nesta to use the magic she had stolen from the cauldron. While Feyre trains with Cassian to help improve her fighting and Azriel to help show her how to fly.

The meeting then takes place in the Dawn Court as Thesan agreed to. Thesan high lord of Dawn is accompanied by his captain of guard and lover. Helion high lord of Day with a few of his guards, followed by Kallias high lord of Winter and his mate Viviane who is Mor’s best friend. Next to appear is Tarquin high lord of summer with Varian and Cresseida, lastly in comes Beron high lord of Autumn with his wife and sons and right before they call the meeting to start Tamlin comes in by himself. Maybe they can stay civil long enough to prepare for the war that is to come and not kill each other.

Review


My first thoughts reading this book were how and the heck am I going to be able to get through so many pages of Feyre being with Tamlin! I was so hyped for this book I forgot I would have to suffer through that horrible event, but it wasn’t very horrible at all to be honest. I loved everything Feyre was doing to Ianthe and the evil Hybern twins, I was begging her to let Lucian slap Ianthe for what she did to the sisters talking about ” I thought you wanted to make them Fae,” she knows that is total bull. I must say though I think what Feyre did to Tamlin is a little bit wrong okay. I said it. I did, kill me know, but I mean he did it out of love. He feels the love for her that she feels for Rhys now you tell me Feyre would not go through what Tamlin went through to get Rhys back because I think she would. Maybe not as far as using her sisters but I mean everything else he did yes. He thought what he was doing was right and I get that it wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies but he was trying. After a girl you love dies then comes back to life then wants to go back out into danger and is also forced to go see a Evil Night court guy (because that is how the rest of the courts see Rhys) I think I can see where I would try and keep her safe and protected.

I had such a hard time putting this book down throughout the middle of the book. I just wanted to make it to the ending I had so many questions that needed to be answered. There was so much character growth in this book that I just fell in love with everyone all over again. You get to see a new side of the people you thought you knew, secrets are exposed and there is such so much GOD I’m getting excited just thinking about it. The sisters are my favorite part I must admit, at first Nesta I hated she was so ungrateful mistreating my poor Cassian I wanted to smack her around, and poor Elain I just wanted to hug her and tell her everything would be okay, and the one person who she seems to connect with I was shocked at how different someone can act when around another person, Elain literally brings the good out in everyone.

Now this is where it gets ugly because the ending was a let down for me. All my questions I still have no answers to. Like everything this book had built up every single detail that I was so hyped to find out, after reading 707 FREAKING PAGES!! I still got no answers. I was so mad when I finished this book I wanted to scream. The Golden queen, what happens to her? Lucian and Elain? The Humans? The Fae? Tamlin? Just everything about this ending sucked for me! Then at the end we get a spin off book which people are saying will be from the point of view of one of the characters now but we have no for sure yet. So all these things you have rattling around in your head you might never get an answer. I feel like the ending was just not a good one, the book built up so much hype throughout it just to sizzle out in the end.

Another thing Rhys being all Night court primal male turns into Feyre’s lap dog. Like the dark sweet Rhys we fell in love with is gone and it’s just Rhys taking orders from Feyre and love Feyre, I was just so over Rhys and Feyre halfway through the book, It broke my heart a little to say that, The Rhys I fell in love with in the second book the strong alpha male who was like the back bone of everyone and was always protecting his family with his swagger of cockiness is just gone, so get ready for that.

I loved the series, I do I loved that start of this book but the ending it was a big let down. I think that the second book is still the best book out of all three, but this book is worth a read just don’t get all fully hyped about it unless you just like it for the story and the love then yeah you won’t care about the ending but I am invested in this book I sunk the time into loving this book. I grown attached to these characters that I need to know what happens to them I don’t want another cliff hanger and wait another year for a book that might or might not answer the questions that you will be asking yourself if your are also invested into it.

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The Empire of EVERYTHING

Empire of Storms by: Sarah J. Maas


Summary

Aelin, Rowan, Aedion, and Lysandra have traveled to a secret meeting area of Aedion’s, to meet with a few of the Lords of Terrasen who have decided that Aelin’s court is a disgrace and will not accept her as their queen and if she tries it will be an act of war. Shortly after Rowan is sent to get Dorian from Rifthold where the witches are attacking.  Dorian is found by Rowan in one piece along with Manon who is letting them escape. Once back at Morath Asterin is sentenced to death for Manon’s mistakes but Manon betrays her clan and attacks her grandmother then flies away

Rowan and Dorian meet up with Rolfe who has Gavriel and Fenris with him and they explain they were sent by Maeve to kill Lorcan and she is also sailing to Ellywe. Aelin arrives later, in full swagger mode, Rolfe tells the Fae to kill her to get in his good graces. She tells him if he joins her army she will make him Lord of the pirates. A warning bell sounds. Rolfe looks at the maps on his hands, showing the Valg are approaching. He finally agrees to Aelin’s plan. When  the battle is over and the group is assembled together, Elena appears to them. She tells them the lock is in the center of a temple in a marsh. They take off on a ship, headed for the marsh. They see Manon riding toward them on Abraxos. She is unconscious and falls off the wyvern and into the sea.

Elide and Lorcan join forces both hoping to find information on Aelin and Morath. They  are performing now, fortune telling and sword play. Lorcan’s display is much more popular. They both realize they are attracted to the other.Demons attack their camp looking for Elide. They tell Lorcan her real name. He tells the demon she’s not there. He confronts Elide after the fight is over. They share some truths about their backgrounds. Something triggers Lorcan, and he examines the amulet Aelin gave him. He realizes it’s a fake and roars in anger. He steers the ship towards Ellywe, where they finally find them, in the Marsh.

Aelin opens the chest, inside an ancient mirrors with the eye of Elena on the corner. The Fae males carry the mirror between them. Everyone is exhausted. When they return to the coast, they see 100 ships, Melisande’s fleet. Soldiers are already on shore. Aelin surprises everyone by striding directly toward them. The leader of the troops is Ansel of Briarcliff, who Aelin met years ago in the desert. Ansel brought these ships and warriors at Aelin’s request to repay the life debt she owes her. They will all sail north tomorrow to protect Terrasen. Ansel says it’s Maeve, not Erawan, who had been setting the fires, trying to make it look like it’s Aelin. Another armada is headed toward them, It’s Maeve. They know she will wait for daylight to ask for Aelin’s surrender so everyone can witness it.  After Aelin is asleep, Rowan flies to many of Maeve’s ships one by one to make a request of his cousins aboard. They will each consider it.

Dorian takes Aelin and Manon down to the mirror stowed below deck to show them something. He thinks Deanna’s riddle about it suggests that Aelin and Manon can use it to see the future, and determine how to defeat Maeve, and use the keys. The two join hands, press them to the mirror, and disappear. Aedion is furious, Rowan says they’ll continue to ready for battle. Aelin and Manon are in the past, seeing Gavin and Elena. They say that Malla’s bloodline must bleed again and use Malla’s gifts to forge the lock again, with Elena leading them. They will have to give every drop of their life force to do it, to send them home and eternally seal the lock between the worlds.

The battle ensues. Lysandra fights in her modified sea dragon form, attacking the ships marked by Rowan. Lorcan notices Maeve isn’t among her ships. He sees her ashore, near where he left Elide.

To find out what happens next you will need to read the book 😉

 

Review


 

Sarah J. Maas is once again put on a pedestal for all to look at as she gives us this book that is a masterpiece. I loved reading this book every time I open it I just get so excited knowing everything that is about to go down and I seem to find something new every time. Not only do we get the full Celaena swagger that we have grown to love we also get, sweet Dorian, Moody Lysandra and Aedion, the lovely Elide, and of course so much more. This book has taken all the other books and has brought them all together into one great overwhelming event that will have you thinking how can it get any better.

The characters in this book are some that I have grown so attached to in such a short time, Lysandra was just brought to us in the last book and yet I find her to be a very key apart in holding the group together. She seems to be the backbone and the go between when things get rough between Aedion and Aelin, she seems to always know what to do or say to make Aedion feel better about himself or just be there for him. Aedion seems still a little lost to me like he wants to be Aelin’s right hand but she still keeps him at a distance and Lysandra seems to fill that hole never letting him second guess his worth. Elide! God Elide I think she is my most favorite character in this entire book, this girl has been through so much pain and heartbreak, but yet she still has the heart to go out and trust people and find hope in the world, she hunts for a queen who she doesn’t even know is alive she is just going off rumors but yet she still lets herself believe fully that there is no chance she is dead. She even find good in Lorcan which I feel for also he goes out of his way to help Elide and starts to fall for her. He make her TAMPONS for god sacks like what man would do that. He is in so deep and he doesn’t even notice but when she tells him she hates him I can only imagine the pain he must feel. The other characters in this book seem to all grow as a person each and everyone not a single one of them is static and boring, they all have ever changing developments that just make us fall in love with them more.

The plot of this book is on point all the time we never stray from the end goal  While reading I felt like I was watching a movie not just reading a book I was so sucked into the action when Lys got hurt and Aedion was there for her I felt it my heart sink and the sadness seep in when he thought she was dead, or the fight between Manon and her grandmother I wanted so bad for Manon to put her nails through her face. God I really hate that old woman. You just get so invested when you read this book its like im actually in the book with them.

The ending was so Sarah J. Maas and we are left with the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers like I cannot wait till Tower of Dawn! I think I want this book more than I wanted A court of Wings and Ruin.

This book keeps you in it and on the edge of your seat dying for the next book to come out I recommend this book, if you liked the rest of this series then you are going to LOVE this book.

A Court of Love and Hate

A Court of Thorns and Roses
By: Sarah J. Maas
 

“A court of Thorns and Roses ” is about a young girl named Feyre who is trying to keep her family alive in the middle of winter. It was fate that forced her meet Tamlin after she killed one of his people. For Tamlin is no mere mortal, he is known as a Fae. The Fae are magical creatures who are very powerful and terrifying. She must now come to live among his people, but the Fae are not the only danger she must look out for. Feyre learns of the curse that was put upon the people of the Fae, she will do everything she can to save Tamlin. Even if she must battle the evil queen herself. Feyre must now do a series of deadly trials that will not only kill her, but her soul as well. There is someone who she meets that might just be able to help her stay alive long enough to see tomorrow.

 I made my description of this book very vague because I want you to feel the same shock and heartache that I did. What is the point of reading a book if someone ruins it for you by telling you everything ;)!
 This book has made me both love it and hate it at the same time. In the beginning of the book I had to force myself through it. I thought it was boring, just another same old story i’ve heard over and over again. It was to the point I quit reading it actually. But once I picked it up again and made it to the middle of the book my world was turned upside down. It is filled with deadly challenges that have you biting all your nails. The story draws you in by knowing someone you love could die at any moment. You start to realize that you love all the characters and you don’t want any of them to die, except for the bad guys of course! Then once you make it to the final stomach sicking end that no one could predict. You realize that you were wrong and maybe there is good in the darkest soul and not all is as it seems. 
 I loved the journey this book took me on. I have read it over 5 times now and every time I do it feels like i’m reading it for the first time. I recommend this book if you are ready for this book to ruin every other book for you forever. Sarah J.Maas is a genius yet again.

A Court of Heartache and Waiting!

A Court of Mist and Fury

By:Sarah J. Maas

Bear with me this is going to be a long one a lot of things to cover here!!

“A Court of Mist and Fury” is a sequel to “A Court of Thorns and Roses”. Things after the wrath and destruction that Amarantha brought upon the Courts and its people everything seems to be calming down. Except for Feyre who is still battling the demons within her self. Not to mention an over protective Tamlin. It looks as if things are about to go up in flames when out of nowhere Rhysand of the Night Court has shown up to make good on the bargain that was made. He came to claim her on what you would think to be the most important day of her life or the biggest mistake of her life. It turns out living with Rhys for a week was not as bad as one thought it would be. Once back in the loving arms of Tamlin things go horribly wrong and once again Feyre finds herself on the brink of self destructing. That is until Mor, Rhysand’s cousin, comes and saves her from her prison and brings her back to the Night Court. This is where Feyre finds that she has nowhere else to go until Rhys offers her a chance to join him and his inner circle. Once in the city of Velaris she comes to meet Rhys’ inner circle and tries to own her magic and fighting skills. She soon learns that maybe she too can learn to heal from the scares that have been marked on her soul, just as Rhys is trying too. There is trouble coming though bigger than the likes of two Amaranthas. The King of Hybern has his sights set on the cauldron and will stop at nothing to get it. The inner circle must now race against the King to find the cauldron and destroy it. They must deceive the High lord of the Summer Court, and try to bargain with the queens of the Mortal realm to get a book which can help them destroy the cauldron. Not to mention a bond of two lovers is struck and a Mating Bond is made. In the end, sacrifices are made and lives are hanging in the balancing. Someone gets felt in the hands of the enemy and all the other can do is watch and wait to see what happens next. 


Okay, so this book has got to be one of the best books I have ever read!! I have felt so much for the characters in this book. I feel like I connected with the characters. This book is so much more than just a book. It is filled with emotional struggle and heartache. I could not stop reading once I started. I found a few boring parts of the story to be in the beginning with Tamlin and while Feyre is growing accustomed to staying in Velaris and the visit to the mortal realm. Other then that it was a non stop drama fest that I could not get enough of it.

In this book I found it to be so much more than I expected Feyre had a huge breakthrough in the story. We got to hear more about Rhysand and get to know all about his past life and find out that he so much more than Amaranth’s lap dog. 😉 You’ll find out 😉 We meet new friends and learn about their lives and how everyone has come over some major trauma in their lives. We get to see a love blossom and find out that the gods had all this planned before Feyre even came to the Fae Realm. Tamlin is no longer mister nice guy and we get to see a darker side of him even though he thinks he is doing it out of love. Lucian gets to see a new side of Feyre one he does not like. 

At the end of the book the plot twist is so insane I thought I was going to die reading it. I just wanted to go into the book and help them I did not want things to happen the way they did even though it all seems to be part of Sarah J. Maas evil plan. More than one Mating Bond has been struck and now everything is crashing down around them and you are begging this book to give you just a few more pages before it is cut off.

Once again the famous Sarah J. Maas has left us with the biggest cliff hanger you could ever imagine. I’ve been counting down the months since October for the next book to come out!!!! This book is a must read.

I find that this book has made it almost impossible for me to read anything without holding it to this standard. 

Throne of a Badass Heroine

Throne of Glass



By Sarah J. Maas

By now i’m sure you’ve come to realize that I have an obsession with Sarah Maas. 😀

Note this book is a point of view book so be warned!!

“Throne of Glass” is about a girl named Celaena Sardothien, the most famous assassin in Ardalan or she was. She has been called upon by the prince of Ardalan and is finally being taken away from Endovier. The King is holding a competition to find his new champion. The king’s round table has been asked to select someone who they wish to be the King’s new champion, but first they must compete to the death. Celaena was brought out of the mines the skeleton of a girl, she had a lot of training to do before she could even think about competing. Chaol, Captain of the King’s guard and Prince Dorian’s best friend, was in charge of watching over Celaena and in charge of her training. Celaena was told to take on a different name so no one would know who she truly was and would see her out first. She was lucky enough to make a friend and none other than Princess Nehemia of Eyllwe. Celaena is also finds a secret passage and is visited by Elana the First Queen of Ardalan with a message. The prince began to grow accustomed to the famous assassin, Lady Kaltain took notice and grew jealous. Celaena began her challenges, as did the killings, and did exactly as Chaol said and stayed in the middle never at the back of the pack or the front, she was meant to be seen as a silly girl who offered no threat. Cain who come in first at every challenge who she grew to hate. Every night before a challenge there would be a killing and they were always found the next day each body the same ripped to pieces, organs and blood everywhere. Celaena began to investigate on her own about what was really going on in this castle. The time was growing short and it was down to just the last 4 competitors. Celaena was determined to win this after beating her first opponent she was to fight Cain. Not before Duke Perrington, Cain’s sponsor, had tricked kaltain into poisoning Celaena before her fight. She manages to beat cain after taking a massive beating, but he still tries to kill her, Chaol steps in in time to put his sword through Cain. Kaltain is thrown into the dungeons after being blamed by the Duke for poisoning Celaena. After Celaena signs the king’s contract he threatens her that if she steps out of line he will kill Chaol and the Princesses family.

Wow! That was so long. I did not think there was that much to cover in the book but wow. Now this book is one that I go back to again and again when I find nothing better to read. I find this book is not the best of the series but it lays the foundation for the rest of the series. It is a very detailed book and it’s a lot to get through, but it’s packed with tons of amazing plot twisting events on every page there is hardly a moment when I want to quit reading. Every page you read is holding something important about the characters or is leading to the plot of the book. If you were looking for a book that is nothing but story then this would be your book. This book is full of diverse characters in which you grow fond of them all and you watch them struggle and grow as a person, I love when characters are written to be like real life people it makes things so much better for us readers. I love Sarah J Maas and this is the book that got me hooked on her and this series.

If you are a person who does not like to read book series I still recommend you try this book out because the series is not a let down at all!!