Published by Bloomsbury Childrens Books on May 2nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy
A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.
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.
Ok before I commence I don’t think that I need to tell you that if you haven’t read the first, second, or this book of this series I DO NOT RECOMMEND READING THIS POST! I absolutely loved this series, it is in my Top 10 Favorites, and if you haven’t picked it up yet I highly suggest you do. So read every single book then we can come and discuss this together. Bye people who haven’t read the books!
Oh my freaking gosh.
ACOMAF is always and forever going to be my favorite of the trilogy, but then its ACOWAR, AND THEN ACOTAR! Let us recap that Feyre went with Tamlin and Lucien back to the Spring Court under the illusion of her faking that the bond between her and Rhysand was broken BUT LITTLE DID THEY KNOW that Feyre and Rhysand got married the night before and she was the High Lady of the Night Court. So we’re in the Spring Court and Feyre is “traumatized” and to make up for it Tamlin lets her be in meetings and all that war stuff which is exactly her plan. to see what the King is up to and stop it. Ianthe is being her usual annoying ass self throughout all of this Spring Courtness Meetings and when Feyre used her magical abilities to straighten that effing beep off I was extremely proud of my baby.
When we find out at the end of ACOMAF that Tamlin and Lucien was working with the King, of course I was pissed out of my freaking mind. I already disliked the living hell out of Tamlin and after that happened I despised the little fella. Yet Lucien I feel was a great guy that just made bad mistakes, and I was really hoping that he redeemed himself in this book and in a way he really did. When he finds out about Feyre’s powers after she kills the two snooty mattooties, he goes with her to the Night Court and doesn’t betray her to Tamlin. Of course the main reason being that Elaine is his mate, but what I really liked about Lucien is that just like Rhysand he didn’t force the mating bond upon Elaine. He knew that she was in love with a human and he just needed to accept that but even with terrible thing happening, he still helped out the gang which I really appreciated him doing. It does take a fair amount of time for Lucien to realize that Rhysand isn’t the devil he pictured him to be, and that his court is pretty effing awesome. Still people learn from their mistakes, and those people do not include the all unforgiving Tamlin.
When that meeting began with all the high lords, I was boiling mad with Tamlin. That arrogant little prick doesn’t know what the eff he lost. I’m glad that he helped her in the end, of course, I AM GRATEFUL to him for bringing Rhysand back to life…we’ll discuss that later, BUT THAT DOESN’T EXCUSE his behavior during the rest of the book! I’m going to take a time-out from Tamlin to talk about the two lovely sisters Elaine and Nesta. Now I took some time cozying up to Nesta but by this book i realize where Nesta comes from, and I really fell in love with her character. I love the relationship that she has with Elaine, and the growing relationship she has with Feyre, Cassian, and Amren. I really hope that one of the novellas that is coming out, is about her and what she is and how she is feeling after the book ends. *fingers crossed* Elaine isn’t what I picture the most courageous character, but she really gone through a lot during the course of this series, and I admire her for still helping and still living through all the shit that has been brought to her. When I found out about their powers that first thing that I said was “I freaking knew it!” and I really hope that in the novella we can expand on those powers and maybe the two of them train.
I was beyond surprised to find out that Mor wasn’t in love with Azriel, I had a feeling that she was bi but I always thought she was in denial of being in love with Azriel. Cassian and Nesta tho. Let us talk about those two, I strongly had a feeling that they were mates BUT IT WAS NEVER EXPLAINED! They didn’t “end up together” necessarily, but they did kiss. So I hope that extends into the novella.
Before I get to the actual war part, I am going to talk about my beloved.
Jesus I am so in love with him.
That’s it. That is literally it. The guy is freaking perfection. He treats Feyre like an equal, he is sexy af, and and and and and I don’t know he is just perfect!
I don’t know how the King of Hybern every single move that the crew made, an dat one point I thought the cauldron somehow got into the minds of Elaine and Nesta and watching their every move, and that was freaking scary to think about and all I can try to come up with was how are thy going to break this bond that the cauldron and Nesta have. I don’t think it is as “simple” as breaking a mating bond, but there has to be a way. Then the whole war broke out. and Feyre brought out the Bone Carver and RHysand brought out the Weaver so they had two great magical beings on their side. OH OH I ALMOST FORGOT! The Bone Carver who we find out in the second book in Feyre’s eyes took shape of an eight year old boy, AND THIS BOY IS FEYRE AND RHYSAND’S SON! Going back to the war, it is a shit storm. We see Amren in her true self, and I am so glad that she is brought back.
Then Rhysand dies. That little part that he said before he died of him just repeating “I love you.” to Feyre brought me to tears, and when we find out he died I was bawling. I had to take a break cause i thought that really ruined it for me. BUT THEN HE WAS BROUGHT BACK! I’ve never seen Feyre so constrained then when she saw that he died. And her crying and her begging to bring him back to life, made me cry. But all in all, he came back and I was so happy! And that little part of me that was sad when Feyre’s dad died, was completely forgotten.
The book ends with Feyre trying to create a Peace Treaty with the high lords, and I hope we extend that in a novella! I loved the book so much, and I loved the series so much. There is no doubt in my mind that this series made it to my top 10 and there are so many reasons why. To me it was a perfect ending, to a perfect series. Let us pray for those novellas 🙂
“Remember that you are a wolf. And you cannot be caged.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
“I believe everything happens for a reason. Whether it is decided by the Mother, or the Cauldron, or some sort of tapestry of Fate, I don’t know. I don’t really care. But I am grateful for it, whatever it is. Grateful that it brought you all into my life. If it hadn’t… I might have become as awful as that prick we’re going to face today. If I had not met an Illyrian warrior-in-training,” he said to Cassian, “I would not have known the true depths of strength, of resilience, of honor and loyalty.” Cassian’s eyes gleamed bright. Rhys said to Azriel, “If I had not met a shadowsinger, I would not have known that it is the family you make, not the one you are born into, that matters. I would not have known what it is to truly hope, even when the world tells you to despair.” Azriel bowed his head in thanks.
Mor was already crying when Rhys spoke to her. “If I had not met my cousin, I would neer have learned that light can be found in even the darkest of hells. That kidness can thrive even amongst cruelty.” She wiped away her teas as she nodded.
I waited for Amren to offer a retort. But she was only waiting.
Rhys bowed his head to her. “If I had not met a tiny monster who hoards jewels more fiercely than a firedrake…” A quite laugh from all of us at that. Rhys smiled softly. “My own power would have consumed me long ago.”
Rhys squeezed my hand as he looked to me at last. “And if I had not met my mate…” His words failed him as silver lined his eyes.
He said down the bond, I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have… The wait was worth it.
He wiped away the tears sliding down my face. “I believe that everything happened, exactly the way it had to… so I could find you.” He kissed another tear away.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
“Night Triumphant- and the Stars Eternal.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
“I have no regrets in my life, but this. That we did not have time. That I did not have time with you, Nesta. I will find you in the next world – the next life. And we will have that time. I promise.”
― Sarah J. Maas,