Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, New Adult
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Publication date: May 2017
Hardcover: 720 pages
My Rating: ★★★★


Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.


A Court of Wings and Ruin continues from where the second book of the series left off, with an imminent war approaching between Hybern and Prythian. The odds seem to be against the main characters, Feyre being alone in hostile territory and Rhys leaving to gather the Night Army. The King of Hybern is set on destroying both humans and fairies that will stand in his way. Alliances are being made but also traitors are showing their faces. This is a complex book, with lots of political talks and war strategies. There are both beautiful and dreadful moments throughout the story because we are talking about a war where inevitable losses will exist.

“Remember that you are a wolf. And you cannot be caged.”

Feyre and Rhysand continue to be the protagonist of the story, their relationship developing in a wonderful way. Few couples in fantasy literature have such healthy relationships, based on mutual trust and support in any difficult situation. I was very grateful that Sarah J. Maas did not create a love triangle between Rhys / Feyre / Tamlin during Feyre’s return to the Spring Court. Amren, Mor, Azriel, and Cassian also play an important roll in the plot development and we also get to see how the relationship between Feyre and her sisters evolves. But this volume also brings additional information about the rest of the High Lords, about their history and also about the power of the Cauldron, which I found extremely captivating.

“Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.”

Although it’s not my favorite book of the series because the length was a bit tiresome (with so many details being thrown at the reader ), A Court of Wings and Ruin remains an enjoyable novel full of intrigue, angst, war tactics, unexpected upheavals and frightening monsters that become allies. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more stories from this author.