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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.
My Thoughts: Ahoy there be Spoilers ahead . . .
What can I say? I loved this book. I love this series. It did lag a little in the middle but OH MY GOSH the ENDING!!!! *shook*
Okay let's backtrack a little. When we left Feyre in A Court of Thorns and Roses or known to the fans of the series as ACOTAR, Feyre becomes High Fae after being killed at the end of the battle Under The Mountain. Each High Fae of every court helps bring her back to life with their power. Now armed with a power from each court Feyre heads back to the Spring Court with Tamlin, ready to be married. But in true Tamlin fashion *insert eye roll here* He doesn't listen to what Feyre really wants and sadly ends up treating her like some damsel in distress. And then of all the most horrible things to do, he keeps her held as a princess locked in a castle. Ugh so infuriating!! Tamlin really pissed me off in this book.
On the day of her wedding, she realizes she doesn't want to stay in the Spring Court and *gasp* maybe not even marry Tamlin, and calls out in her mind to someone, anyone to help her. Thankfully due to the bond Rhysand put upon her in ACOTAR, he sends Mor -his cousin- to rescue her and brings her to the hated and feared Night Court.
Rhysand, oh Rhysand, how my heart beats for you. Yes, I have unabashedly fallen head over heels for Ryhsand *sigh* *swoon* Judge me, I don't care. Okay where was I? Oh yeah, so now living in the Night Court and getting to know Rhysand better, we find a happier, Feyre. What I love about their relationship, is how Rhysand allows Feyre to make up her mind on what she wants. He doesn't force her, or make her do anything she doesn't want to do, unlike Tamlin.
As Feyre lives in the Night Court we see her grow and change. Because she is allowed to grow into herself, we find a badass, powerful, loyal High Fae Feyre!! Whats not to love about her? I found myself rooting and caring for this girl. When her sisters become fae, my heart broke for all of them, but I am secretly hoping Nesta and Cassian get together. I'm just saying.
Because of her love for Rhysand, as his mate, she sacrifices herself to Tamlin, who we find out at the end of the book has sided with the Hybern King. She allows the king to break the bond (not their mate bond) between she and Rhysand and tricks Tamlin into believing Rhysand brain-washed her to stay with him. Now Feyre enters the Spring Court as a spy for the Night Court with a vengeance against the King and Tamlin.
I CANNOT wait to see what happens in the next book. Shits gonna go down.
Favorite Quotes from the Book:
Page 184; "As long as the people who matter most know the truth, I don't care about the rest." -Rhysand
Why I love this quote: This is what I live by. I used to be a very sensitive person, crying at a look someone gave me or when someone was mean to me, but then I realized if these people don't matter to me, then neither do their words. If people don't matter to you, then why let them hurt you. They don't know me. *shrug Bye Felicia*
Page 213; "You are my salvation, Feyre."-Rhysand
Why I love this quote: *Swoon* Rhysand is the feared High Fae of The Night Court and the fact that he made himself so vulnerable to Feyre, shows how much she means to him. *Sigh* <3
Page 337; "To the Stars who listen-and the dreams that are answered."
Why I love this quote: Right before he says this, Feyre says, "To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys." and this was his reply back to her for her wish to come true and possibly his. *cries*
Page 361; "To the huntresses who remember to reach back for those less fortunate-and water-wraiths who swim very, very fast." -Rhysand
Why I love this quote: This was something that Feyre did while still in the Spring Court, she gave a water wraith jewelry when she could not pay her tithe to Tamlin. And when she needed help underwater, the wraith remembered her kindness and saved her and Amren, and this was what Rhysand said to Feyre through their bond. I thought what Feyre did to the water wraith was sweet and was glad it paid off her in the end even when she did an act of kindness without looking to be repaid.