First things first, I just wanted to thank whatever force that had me reading this book in 2016; it’s a pretty intimidating thought, but I think this book’s got to be my favorite one this year. Here’s why.
It feels like this is my first authentic fantasy book I’ve read. All the previous ones had something to do with Sci-Fi and that sort of thing. But this one was pure fantasy; faeries and beasts and shape-shifters and whatnot. And honestly, digging into a book from the fantasy genre isn’t easy for me, I’m usually used to contemporary. Fantasy is intense. It challenges and stimulates your aptitude to imagine this fantastical world of bizarre creatures and ponds of glittery unicorn blood …
What I loved about this book is the fact that it comprises every single factor that I love in books. The romance that was extremely steamy and made me literally pass out, the action and the thrilling scenes that kept me on the edge of my seat. The erratic series of events that didn’t fail to stun me. And one more thing I absolutely adored was the writing style. It was staggering. She didn’t use simple words; it made the book even more charming. I like challenging myself with new uncommon words, that fit perfectly with the notion of the story itself.
Tamlin. Listing all his features and qualities that made me admire his character would take forever. But what I loved the most about him was his modesty. Like the way he didn’t think for a second about bragging to Feyre about the actual way he was taking care of her family. His selflessness; how he decided to put Feyre’s safety over his own and not even consider keeping her for a few more days so she could utter those three words. His tortured past (it’s getting old, I know, BUT I CAN’T CONTROL MY ATTRACTION TOWARDS THOSE CHARACTERS). And he’s a High Lord (he didn’t even bother telling her that; another thing i admired), so I loved the way he gradually bared his soul to her; how a high lord akin to him would turn vulnerable around the girl he loved is just too much… I can’t even, okay?!
Rhysand. I don’t know what to say about him. I mean, I have this feeling that he’s going to turn out to be a Warner (if you’ve read the Shatter Me series, you’d understand what I’m saying). But I can’t really talk about my feelings towards him if I don’t actually know him.. One second he’s the enemy and then he saves Feyre… One second he worships Amarantha and then he’s plotting ways to kill her. LIKE I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. But I’m pretty sure there’s more to him than what he appears to be in the first book. One reason I want to read the sequel so bad is to learn more about his complex character.
I loved what we learned about her sister, Nesta. I was honestly shocked during the first couple of chapters because of those unusually cold and hateful familial bonds.
Please don’t spoil me on A Court Of Mist And Fury !! I will be getting and reading the book soon.
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.