Book Review: “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas

Book Summary

This book picks up after Feyre and Tamlin escape Under the Mountain in A Court of Thorns and Roses. It’s clear they both have some PTSD from their experiences while under Amarantha’s hold, but they are moving on with their lives and are getting married…or are they?

On the day of their wedding, Rhysand arrives to call on the bargain that he made with Feyre in book one to spend the week with him. After her return to the Spring Court Tamlin becomes even more protective of Feyre, making her feel like a prisoner in her own home and pushes her over the edge.

Throughout A Court of Mist and Fury, Feyre navigates her new life, politics between the courts and healing herself, all while a darkness threatens her new world.

My Thoughts

I love this book for so many reasons and, to be honest, it’s really hard to put them into words without spoiling things. So I’ll keep it general and break it down like this:

  • I’m not typically a fantasy-lover, but less than half way through A Court of Thorns and Roses I went to Target to buy the rest of the series – I was invested. From the characters and settings to the relationships and conflicts, Sarah J. Maas takes readers on a journey that leaves you wishing you were a part of the inner circle and rooting for your favorite characters throughout all they went through. Sarah J. Maas will forever be one of my favorite authors and I’m so glad that I discovered her books in 2022.
  • Never have I been as bamboozled as I was after reading A Court of Thorns and Roses and then this book. I finished the first book and felt all the feels for Feyre and Tamlin, and once I knew this book had more of Rhysand I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it. Oh how wrong I was – I’ll leave it at that.
  • I love a strong female lead and it was cool to see Feyre’s transformation as she discovered herself and that she deserved more.
  • Rhysand. I absolutely love this character and that we got to see past his “mask” and discover who he truly is. The chapter where he explained his back story, from his early days up until Feyre met him, was beautifully written and will forever be one of my favorite chapters.

If you read it and want to talk about it, send me a message on Instagram so we can talk about all of the moments that I don’t want to spoil for people who haven’t read this book yet.

Most Memorable Moment

There are so many, but I’ll simply call two parts of the book to avoid any spoilers!

  1. Chapter 54
  2. Chapter 55…IYKYK


  • Book: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  • Release date: April 2016
  • Genre: fantasy
  • Stars: 6/5
  • Burn speed: medium
  • Steam level: 4/5
  • Suspense level: medium
  • Conclusion: my favorite read of 2022

Order your copy and add it to the top of your TBR!

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