Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: ACOTAR #3
Rating 3/5 Stars
Summary(Spoilers if you haven’t read the first two books): “Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
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.” -From Goodreads
Review: I’m finally writing this review after thinking about this book for a long time and I have my final thoughts for the end of this story arc.
One thing that I loved was Feyre. Her character grew into a strong woman and the journey she had gone through shaped her. I enjoyed her as the main character. Found her to be someone I could connect with, even in this book. Though I will say she wasn’t used to her potential. What I mean by that is she never used her powers or fought much in the battles. She only used a little bit of her powers and would standing off to the side while a battle happened just so we could see what was happening during it.
Something I continued to enjoy was getting to read about new characters like enemies and the other high lords. They all brought more life to this story and made the whole over 600 pages bearable to read. Reason I say this is because this book did feel too long at times.
The was scenes dedicated to talking about what should get done or what do and never actually doing it. There three almost long sex scenes that weren’t as great as the ones written in ACOMAF. They are cringy and don’t do anything to the story. Another thing was spending too much time in the Spring Court instead of moving along. This book could have been 100 pages less than it’s actual page count. Don’t get me wrong last 100 pages destroyed me, but that doesn’t save this book for how long it is.
The romance is good, I guess. If you enjoyed the romance in the first two books, you will like it in this one.
Also Sarah J Maas still does the great job of making characters doing a 180, changing who they are without it being a smooth transition.
Now, if your wondering if Sarah J Maas did good with representation, yes and no. Yes, she did put more representation in this book, which is a step in the right direction. Though also no because it wasn’t done right. I’m not going to spoil anything, but the representation could have done better.
I think I should mention this doesn’t close up lose ends because there will be 2 novellas and 3 books to continue the story.
The reason why I gave this book three stars instead of one or two, was because I did enjoy it because of characters and wanting to know the ending to the story.
Overall, this book is worth the read if you want to know how this story arc ends.