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A Court of Mist and Fury: The #1 bestselling series (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book 2) (English Edition) Format Kindle
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Description du produit
Quatrième de couverture
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.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
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- ASIN : B01A8ZNWXS
- Éditeur : Bloomsbury Publishing; 1er édition (3 mai 2016)
- Langue : Anglais
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 641 pages
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 4,871 en Boutique Kindle (Voir les 100 premiers en Boutique Kindle)
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En terme d'apparence, je préfère de loin cette édition (c'est l'édition du Royaume-Uni), elle est claire, splendide et le livre n'est pas trop lourd, parfait pour la lecture. Le dos se casse très facilement mais vu le nombre de pages cela paraît inévitable.
Sarah J. Maas a fait un travail splendide, mêlant actions, philosophie, suspens, personnages complexes et passionants... C'est l'une des meilleures fantasy jeunes adultes du 21e siècle.
Attention ! Ceci est le tome 2 si vous souhaitez offrir la saga à quelqu'un commencez par le premier tome : A court of thorns and roses
My heart : broken into pieces.
My mind : thinking about Rhysand.
Rhysand best lover. Rhysand best boyfriend. Rhysand best High Lord.
Rhysand #1 boyfriend.
Delightful. Incredible. Thrilling. Astonishing. Magnetic. Brilliant. Daring. Moving.
This book is phenomenal!! I never thought I would feel & cry so much for a book. Sarah J. Maas is THE queen of description. I found myself more than once speechless about landscapes & feelings descriptions. And Chap. 55, like hell yes, but Chap. 54, I was a mess when I read it. Shattered to the bones (like Feyre's neck in ACOTAR) & utterly devastated. THE most romantic declaration I've ever read. I still think about it now, and I might break down again.
Feyre & Rhysand being mates is sexy.
And Amren, Mor, Cassian & Azriel best characters EVER.
You can't put the books down once you've started, so many things happen during this journey, I won't say more because you absolutely have to read it and discover this wondeful story without spoilers.
Feyre is facing many challenges and adventure, she grows up before our eyes and all the heroes are so sloveable, courageous and well described, thank you so much Sarah J. Maas!
I've read it again and again and still fall in love each time with the heroes, the world building, the love story, the battles and challenges, you won't be disapointed.
Pour celles qui n'étaient pas encore accros à Rhysand, vous n'y échapperez pas cette fois ;)
Superbes personnages, un univers fabuleux, bonne intrigue, romance en fil d'argent tout le long, bref un vrai plaisir (j'ai la 40aine je précise..)
J'attends impatiemment le tome 3 prévu pour mai 2017 :)))
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After finishing this book, my feelings and my thoughts were literally all over the place.
And, I finally knew for certain that I did the right thing by stalling in starting to read this book until my exams had passed. Because, when I started it, oh boy, I just never seemed able to put it down. Like, ever. Again. Ahh.
Anyway, I should probably stop rambling and start a proper review.
I would like to begin from a comparison with the first book in the series, ACOTAR*. This book, I really didn't care for it for about the first 200 pages, as I explained in my review of it. And, I wasn't entirely at fault there, if I say so myself, because, honestly, it was like a prologue to the whole epic-ness that followed in ACOMAF**. Like, literally the lengthiest prologue I've ever read, but still.
The thing is that I didn't particularly care for almost anything for the biggest part of the book, and what bugged me the most, was that I did not really care for the protagonist, Feyre. When that happens, I find it really hard to love a book. In fact, I only really liked Tamlin. I might even say I loved him and found him utterly adorable.
Oh boy, was I wrong... oh boy...
ACOMAF came and just flipped my whole world around. And, trust me, I had seen how much everyone raved about Tamlin, and Rhysand, and Feyre (I mean, ACOWAR*** and even ACOFAS**** are even out, and I just finished the second book, so...). So, I was already suspicious that something is going to happen, and I was extra ready to defend Tamlin and protest against anything that attempts to prove my feelings for characters wrong.
I am not sure as to whether the following could count as spoilers, as I detail a bit the beginning, but it might spoil an important aspect of Feyre's romantic relationships, so proceed with caution!
I realized something was wrong between my previous couple, Tamlin and Feyre, right from the very first pages (if not the very first lines). When the heroine woke up in the middle of the night to vomit, after another horrible nightmare, and noticed that Tamlin did not even stir, even if she was not certain that he was asleep.
When similar behaviour continued, where they just shoved everything under the rug and refused to acknowledge their individual, as well as interpersonal, problems, I knew that this relationship was doomed. Any similar relationship would be, not jut Tamlin and Feyre's but just saying.
And then... then...
So many conflicted feelings, so much inner turmoil, so many questions about everyone's behaviours and motivations, and mostly? So. Much. Adorableness! And, well, sexiness, too.
And, I won't even talk about Velaris and the fact that I felt my heart being ripped out and then put back into its place at the end...
I really really do not want to go into too many details, because I would hate to spoil the crucial parts of this book. I want everyone to feel all these feelings I felt while reading this book.
I mean, as I am not blind and everyone has been raving for years in bookstagram about it, I knew that something is going to change between Feyre and Rhysand.
And, I might also add that Rhys brings out the best in Feyre. A few chapters into the book I started feeling like Feyre is indeed a heroine, and not just a character whose story is being narrated to us, neutrally and from a distant point of view (even if it is in the first person) - much like I had during the most part of ACOTAR.
But, I never thought it would come to a point where it would make that much sense to me. Where I would not only support, but love their relationship so much.
A point, even, where this book became one of my favorite reads.
Because this is a book I am DEFINITELY reading again. Once I'm through with ACOWAR and ACOFAS, I will start the series again. Because knowing now so many things I didn't before, I will even gladly read the first book (most likely skim through the first two parts and read the rest word by word, but still...).
Ah, overall, what an experience... Off to start ACOWAR now!!
All in all, 6/5 stars to this masterpiece, because literally,
I do not even care if the rest of the series is not as good as this book,
ACOMAF earned its rightful place in my heart and in my favorites' list,
and can never be budged down from there.
*A Court of Thorns and Roses
**A Court of Mist and Fury
***A Court of Wings and Ruin
****A Court of Frost and Starlight
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series and was eager to see how the story continued in this one, and was glad to find that I wasn't disappointed. Maas' world-building steps up in this second volume, and where the first was very much a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, threaded together with this story of the Fae, I thought A Court of Mist and Fury very much had its own identity and lore. That being said, there were still elements of mythology entwined in to Maas' tale, the story this time loosely based on that of Hades and Persephone, and I enjoyed this nod to the Greek myth.
I liked that we got to see much more of Prythian and some of the other Courts, specifically the Night Court, which was depicted so vividly. The scale of the story seemed larger too, and there were a whole host of new colourful characters introduced in this second book.
Indeed, I think the characterisation was probably the best thing about the book. Beginning with our lead character, Feyre may now be High Fae, but Maas depicts her as humanely as ever. I thought it was really to her credit that she shows the impact of events that transpired at the end of the last book on Feyre, and that despite a seemingly 'happy ever after ending,' the horrors of those events are enduring. Not only has Feyre changed because of what she went through, but so too has Tamlin, and because both are struggling with their own separate traumas and neither can communicate it well to the other, the impact is also seen upon their relationship.
I commented in my review of the last book that I felt in the last section, the bond between Feyre and Rhysand almost seemed to eclipse that of Feyre and Tamlin, though given the overall time spent developing the latter relationship in that book, it was still the one I was more invested in as a reader. I did wonder at how the relationship dynamic between the three would be developed in this book, however, I actually feel it wasn't even a question of that in the end. For me there was no love triangle in this story, rather Maas explores the now changed relationship between Feyre and Tamlin, a relationship that has become unhealthy and which breaks because they are no longer compatible. Through the course of the book Maas allows Feyre to grieve for what she has lost with Tamlin and come to a slow acceptance of it, even as she begins to find herself drawn towards Rhysand.
I have read in others reviews quite a lot of criticism that Tamlin underwent a complete character change in this story. Personally I don't agree. I liked Tamlin in the first book, and his relationship with Feyre there was sweet. However, it was also always quite paternalistic, with him as her protector and High Lord, and she the weak human girl who he could cosset. Tamlin was also never the best communicator, even in the first book, and with events that transpired, I feel those traits are just heightened in him.
Coming to now Rhysand, could Maas possibly have made him any more endearing? I loved Rhysand in the last book, even when he came across as arrogant and mysterious, and I couldn't quite understand him. In this book, Maas slowly peels away the layers to his personality, or rather removes the many masks he wears, so that you get to see the real him, and the truth is he is just too precious. I like that he still has that dark edge, that charm and wit and humour, but you also get to see his vulnerabilities, his huge capacity to love and give. I loved how he supported Feyre throughout this book, always treating her as an equal, loving her but never smothering her, and always allowing her to make her own choices at every step. The slowly evolving relationship between the two was a joy to behold, with all the teasing and banter, as well as the more tender moments.
As mentioned there are lots of new characters in this second book, and the whole of the Inner Circle were a joy to get to know, and I look forward to seeing more of them in the next book. Other characters from the first book, such as Lucien, don't feature as much in this story, but the new characters more than made up for it, and to be quite frank I found myself a bit disappointed in Lucien in this story, though again I don't think he acted out of character, as he was always portrayed as a bit weak-willed even in the first, with his loyalties very much to Tamlin. Feyre's sisters also make a return in this story too, and I'm interested to see what Maas does with their characters in the next book.
Overall, this story more than anything else, is about Feyre finding herself, and choosing who she wants to be. It is about her learning to accept the traumas she has endured and move on despite of them, to find hope and meaning in life again. Of course Feyre is now Fae, and not just any ordinary Fae. We learn that the nature of her 'making' has gifted her extraordinary powers, and through the course of the book she learns to slowly master them. This book was very much a feminist tale, and I thought Feyre was so much stronger as a personality by the end of this book than she was in the first, and it is hard not to root for her as she kicks ass.
There is of course a new threat, this time in the King of Hybern, and a plot that Feyre and her new friends must try to thwart. There are a number of small adventures along the way as they have to obtain certain items, which takes them on a detour to the Summer Court, and also interactions with some mortal Queens, all building to the main action at the end.
As with the last book I did find the pacing a bit uneven, with long stretches that are much more character-driven, and then lots of action at the end. The book ends in an intriguing place, almost a cliff-hanger, such that I'm certain to move onto the next immediately.
Again as with the first novel, Maas can be a bit heavy on the exposition at times, though I did like the back stories of a lot of the characters, especially the members of the Inner Circle. With regards to the Inner Circle, I do wish we got to see more of them using their own powers. Cassian and Azriel, were afforded decent opportunity to display their skills, but Mor, Amren and Rhys himself, I felt Maas constantly held back. She repeatedly tells us how powerful they are, and then especially with Rhys, constantly makes up excuses for why he can't use his powers in any given situation, at times at which feel more feeble than others, like when he just forgot he could erase the minds of the Summer Court soldiers, so as not to raise the alarms. It often felt very much a ploy needed to drive the plot and was done clumsily, other times it was as if she had to have Feyre shine at every single opportunity with her powers, and whilst I enjoyed Feyre mastering her powers, I didn't think it needed to be done at the expense of everyone else. I hope Maas gives some of the others a chance to demonstrate their powers more in the next book, as when you've got such a great ensemble, it doesn't need to be completely a one woman show.
Overall I loved this book and thought it was a real step up from the last, and fell in love with the characters. There were just some quips for me personally that made this short of a five star read.
This book is amazing!!!! It thought I felt it all with ACOTAR but this took me to a whole other level and oh lord - I don’t know what to feel anymore! What are feelings compared to the bond of a mate?
This book picks up straight after the conclusion of ACOTAR. It’s all about hoe the Hero deals with the aftermath of a winning by any means necessary. The trauma of abuse and pain and survivor’s guilt. What happens when the hero has crippling nightmares and can’t get past the trauma and abuse they suffered? What happens when the act of winning changes you irrevocably and makes you a different person? How will it test your relationships and your view of the world?
SJM is brilliant in how she draws you in and build the characters. I loved the development of the relationships in this book. I kept fighting sleep as I waited and waited for the culmination of this central storyline and next thing I knew it was 9.30am and my eyes literally wouldn’t stay open. This is an absolutely breathtaking to an already epic tale and I’m racing to the next book.
It isn't often that I finish a book and actually need to know more. As in I need the next instalment. I feel lost without it and can't read anything else, because this tale has utter and complete priority in my mind. It happened here. It has only just happened here. I am cursing myself for writing this review instead of buying the next book... I even tried to read something else and simply couldn't focus because I needed to know what happened here, I needed the next book.
This has everything that was potentially missing in a Court of Thorns and Roses, and whilst I was significantly aggravated by Tamlin's heavy handed and control freaky behaviour, the author redeems herself completely by showing that this is not acceptable. Far too many young adult books has the lead male as the stalker and controlling type, without any recognition that this isn't romantic, it isn't sweet, it's damn abusive. I could kiss Sarah J. Maas for pointedly refusing to fall into this trap and for giving us something far more real and true, whilst still playing in her remarkably full and wonderful fantasy world.
The plot thickens significantly here, with many new characters being added to the tale along with some wonderful development of characters we had only ever seen one side of before. The main difference is the development of the Night Court and the characters within it, and there are definitely some surprises on the horizon if you are coming blind out of the first book in the series. I had not anticipated where Maas took this novel, but I loved nearly every second of it. It isn't just the new characters who are developed and built upon however, characters who are central to the first novel receive the same treatment and this is exceptionally noticeably with both Tamlin and Feyre... although not all of the development is good. But let's be honest, that's human, that's real, that's life. Sometimes things that don't kill you make you stronger. Sometimes they just break you.
I loved Maas' explorations of so many more aspects of this world; not least the unique properties Feyre now possesses due to being made and not born a Fae. There's a lot of gentle exploration of her new powers as well as her learning to harness and control them, yet it never becomes boring. In the midst of this, you have a world that is going to hell and Feyre finds herself stuck right in the centre of the plots for how to stop it. Friendship and trust is a central theme here, as indeed however are treachery and betrayal. One of the first lessons you learn is that nothing is quite as it seems and what you thought to be true fact, may well indeed be a complete crock of lies and trickery.
Maas shows off some splendid writing, stunningly well plotted and paced narrative and exceptionally intricate world and character building here, and I cannot fault her at all. In fact, I fell in love with this book. I had bought the next one the moment I walked through the door and had wi-fi. I hadn't intended on reading the next in the series immediately after, but honestly, I can't see any other choice. I am utterly hooked.
5 Star Sequel to ACOTAR, I adored this book. Sarah J.Maas is a new addition to my favourite writers. Her writing is both beautiful and heartbreaking in places and she has the ability to really make readers emotionally connect not only with her characters but with the entire fantasy world she has created.
Rhysand is a character which seems to be both loved and hated, for me? I love him. I liked him in ACOTAR because even though his behaviour could of seemed a little odd it was clear that he was trying to help Feyre and protect her in the little way he could. ACOMAF really throws us into Rhysand’s character and his court, as the story progresses I feel like we get to see his character develop or perhaps the truth about his character be revealed to show he isn’t evil.
Feyre – Feyre really becomes her own in this book I think, she asks herself what she wants from her life and what she doesn’t want and she makes decisions which are best for her. Feyre is a really strong female character and I like how she doesn’t just accept her situation, she strives for more.
So i’ll take this moment to applaud Sarah J.Maas on her complex character development, none of her characters feel flat to me. They all have a story to tell and her descriptive writing style means I am able to picture them perfectly in my head. In terms of her writing of Rhysand and Feyre, boy is their some tension present and it’s wonderfully exciting and swoon-worthy.
And now well Tamlin…
I won’t reveal anything major but I will say that their is a shift in Tamlin’s character and the book leaves it on a sense of mystery for me because I wonder if Tamlin’s actions were out of fear or if they were really because he is being manipulated by the Priestess. I guess we have to wait until 2017 to see what Sarah J.Maas has in store for us.
If you have read my previous review for A Court of Thorns and Roses you will remember that I commented on Sarah J. Maas’ amazing world building and that continues into ACOMAF. Within this book we are introduced to some of the other Faerie Courts such as The Night Court, Valaris and The Summer Court and they are all described beautifully and in such great detail. Seriously I want to live in Valaris now please?
Sarah J.Maas descriptive writing style is something I really enjoy, it’s made it possible for me to fully immerse myself into the book and feel as if this fantasy world is real and it does in-fact draw similarities with our own world in the sense that their is a hierarchy to society. High Fae over Low Fae and then in terms of the Mortal Courts the rich over the poor.
I will also just mention that we get to experience the Mortal Courts on a greater scale in this book with the introduction of the Mortal Queens, I don’t really know how to describe them other than some of them being selfish b*#£!s… They really infuriated me in this book, they showed a sense of ignorance and looked down their noses at the Faerie Courts, I was mentally screaming ‘just listen to them’ in one moment or two.
So as you may know ACOTAR is a little bit of a slower pace, this is because the action and the drama come towards the halfway mark of the book. The beginning is where we were introduced to the Faerie Realms and basically it was a whole bunch of mystery. Well now in ACOMAF, Feyre is part of the Faerie community so you can bet their is a ton of action to go alongside this shift and the pace is significantly faster.
I definitely felt like my heart was in my throat at numerous points of this book, it really keeps you on your toes and it also definitely includes a-lot of change. As a reader I feel like we are fully put through the ringer in this book especially as book 1 leaves you on a hopeful or at least lovely note in relation to Tamlin and Feyre. Then the book takes on some changes which are a shock but they are actually welcomed, Feyre experiences new freedoms and I really wanted these to happen. In the beginning of the book Feyre can’t do much due to Tamlin’s fear that anything will happen to her so you experience her suffering symptoms of PTSD whilst being stuck inside the Spring Court, once these changes arise we get to see her at her leaning towards her full potential and she is full of surprises in this.
One thing I really liked about this book was how each character seemed to be suffering symptoms for PTSD, I liked this because it added a realistic element to this fantasy world. All these characters went through such traumatic events under the mountain and instead of being like ‘YAY, WERE FREE WE CAN BE HAPPY’ like most fairytales or some YA books do, it instead focuses on how those moments still plague them and they will remain a part of them forever.
I wish that the moments Feyre was away from Tamlin we were able to see how he was, his reactions and just his general behaviour. Towards the end we are shown some of what he was obviously doing but I would of liked to see it alongside Feyre.
Overall I adored this book more so than the first one if that was possible, I actually finished it a few days ago but it has taken me this long to string together some coherent thoughts other than ASNIUBGNBOJIUBHG SO GOOD.