Review-A Court of Wings and Ruin



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/4 stars ⁣

Synopsis:

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings 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.


My Thoughts: Some Spoilers

For me the book started off with a bang. I was anxiously awaiting to see Feyre as a spy in the Spring Court acting out her vengeance on Tamlin and Ianthe, AND I couldn't wait to see what happened to her sisters after their dip in the cauldron. Then Feyre left the Spring Court and headed back to Rhys and the book lagged for me in the middle.


Side Note: I took a break and read two other books because of how slow the story was going for me. If you're wondering why didn't I DNF, I can't.


You see when I finish a book it goes on my shelf, only the books I've read go on the shelf, otherwise it stays on my TBR cart and it bugs me if it's there as half read. My niece says I'm OCD, she's probably right. LOL So I pushed through and I was not disappointed.


So back to my review. We didn't find out Feyre's sister's gifts until later in the book so throughout the story, it's a sort of mystery. I really, really, enjoyed the interaction with Nesta and Cassian. We saw a little bit of it in the previous book and so I thought we'd see a conclusion to their story, but instead we watched a slow simmer in their relationship.


Cassian really grew on me in this book and um, ahem, in the last battle as they all watched him fight. . .*SWOON* I found myself smiling and giggling like a teenager as I read about him slaying enemy after enemy, not gonna lie, it was pretty hot. *fans self* And when Nesta bandaged his wrist, girl, I was like, I hope she's thaws out soon in the next book and we see the two of them together. Mostly more for my own selfish reasons, as I want to know more about him. LOL


Guys, the last part of the book is FANTASTIC. I really enjoyed Feyre's interaction with the Bone Carver and I especially loved the scene with the Weaver in the previous book, so I was happy to see them both again.


I was pleasantly surprised to find stories from the bible making an appearance in this book. The parting of the sea and the battle that took place on the ocean floor, is when Moses led God's people out of egypt through the Red Sea and drowned the Pharaoh's army once the Israelites made it safely across. Also when the people in Rhy's land put lamb's blood on the door so Amren would "pass over" without killing anyone in their family. If you don't know the reference, it is known as Passover.


I've heard of authors and stories using the bible as inspiration but I had never seen it before. I know the creation of the magician's wand came from the bible as Moses used a staff full of God's power to do miracles.


This book made me cry. I cried like a big ol' baby towards the end. I don't want to give too much away, but there's a scene in the book where all hope is lost and they basically accept their fates and a beautiful thing happens. I could not stop crying. Even still I'm emotional about it.


Looking forward to the rest of the books in this series, so until then, I'm reading, Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young.




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