A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOTAR #3), Sarah J Maas (2017)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third and final book in the world of Feyre and Rhysand and it did not disappoint! I feel in love with this series once I read A Court of Mist and Fury and discovered the world of the Night Court, where it seems you can fall in love with multiple characters at once. Coming into the third book I was excited to pick up on the cliff hanger the second one had left. I needed to see more of Rhysand and of Cassian, my two favourite men in this series.
I am someone who loves heroic moments in films and books and this book had be on the edge of my seat with them. From page 633 onwards there was moment after moment of tear inducing tension and heroics. But onto that later. First lets address other’s issues with this book, I have seen people say it is too slow and doesn’t get anywhere quick enough. I disagree with this, I thought the book was in a constant state of action! Initially Feyre is at the Spring Court, and we see her make her way to the Night Court. I was quite glad to see Lucien accompany Feyre on her travels, I always thought he was too kind for Tamlin. I really enjoy how we see Feyre go from this brave human, but also fundamentally inexperienced and weaker, to suddenly being a bad add bold fae. So to me, this was not a slow book at all!
We see the most potential from all of the characters in this concluding novel, I love how Maas allows for characters to redeem themselves for past actions. As much as Tamlin is a bit of a dick, he had some really good scenes in this book and kind of took back a few inches off of my hate for him. Amren as well was totally bad ass and awesome in this book, loved her scenes and how she bonded with the other characters as much as Amren can. Even the damn Suriel grew as a character in a positive light and had my emotions on high!
Basically this book was a whirlwind of feels! Especially at the end in that final battle scene, there was so much to focus on and so many characters to be worried about. I really wanted to watch this as a film, there was so much happening. I had soooo many feelings going on and I’m glad I could finish the book with positive ones. It would have been cool to see more of Rhys’ bad assery, but I really enjoyed seeing the other characters being really powerful and key to the battle.
I’m looking forward to reading more books set in this world, I just hope it features every one of these characters too!