Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses series #3.5
Rating: 2/5 stars
Summary from Book One: “Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.” -From Goodreads
Review: Oh boy. I love the ACOTAR series, but this didn’t need to be its own book. This could have been at the end of A Court of Wings and Ruin. It wasn’t like the Throne of Glass novellas that had a point to them.
The writing is Sarah J. Maas’ regular writing. There is nothing new or different. It’s still her same writing.
The characters are somewhat interesting in this book. Some characters were the same while other characters kind of grew. You did see how they are after the war happened and how they move forward.
The reason for the two stars is because of a few reasons.
There was no point in this being a novella and not be at the end of ACOWAR. Nothing really happened, except for the last few pages when some new information gets told.
I felt like Feyre was too much on the sidelines not doing anything. Just being like a housewife.
The sex and sex thoughts were too much.
The writing still hasn’t improved. I keep hoping with each book she will get better, but it’s still the same.
The inner circle and Nesta were more interesting than Feyre, Rhys, and Elain. I really wished it was their perspectives and not just the two characters(Feyre and Rhys).
One of the things that saved the book was the sneak peek to the next book, which sounds interesting, but I don’t know if I will read it because I’m afraid it’s going to have a lot of smut and not enough of focusing on the plot of the book.
Overall, this novella or book was disappointing. It makes me nervous for the next book and novella. I will be reading Kingdom of Ash, though if she ends that series in a way like ACOWAR then I might be done with her books. If you are wondering if you should read this book, you don’t need to because it does nothing, but if you want to, go right ahead and I hope you enjoy it.