Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Published by Bloomsbury USA Children's on May 3rd 2016
Number of Pages: 640
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Purchase: At Amazon
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.
I loved Feyre and Tamlin together in the last book. I was leery of a love triangle, which was hinted at in book 1. And there is one, but also not quite. I didn’t like Tamlin’s behavior at all, and while it was believable in some ways, it just bugged me. Feyre had changed in more than just her mortality and species. But Tamlin was basically treating her like a house pet.
But the one that irked me the most was Lucien. I loved him, and loved his interactions with Feyre in the last book. But in this one? I wanted to smack him so hard. And some of it didn’t feel like it really fit with his character.
I adored Feyre’s banter with Rhys. And her friendships with the other inner circle Night Court members was believable, and fit really well. The description of Starfall made me want to be able to see it. I also liked the slow burn of the romance, and how Rhys was trying to make Feyre as strong as she could be. By giving her choices and the tools to teach herself.
Feyre is darker in this book. But it fits. Both because of her change, what happened Under the Mountain, and the fading at the Spring Court. The change totally worked for me. And I can hardly wait to see what happens in the next book.