Potential spoilers ahead.
Okay, this review has been a long time coming but I have been putting it off purely because my mind explodes every time I try to explain how I feel about it.
In this book we can see Rhysand’s growth and we learn more about his backstory and the time before Amarantha as well as his time as her captive. We learn more about his family, about his parents, his time in the Illyrian camps, his relationship with the Inner Circle.
Feyre finally embraces who she is and embraces the fact that she is allowed to heal and to feel disdain at everything that has happened to her. She shares intimate details of her time as a human, explores her feelings towards her family and works towards bettering herself.
A Court of Wings and Ruin is a very turbulent book, a lot of things happen and truly, the two times I read it I could barely breathe.
With this book, despite not having read the full bibliography of Sarah J. Maas, I can safely say that she has become one of my favorite authors.
A Court of Wings and Ruin gave me something… It gave me a sense of belonging, a sense of hope that one day I will also have my Inner Circle this close to me and that perhaps one day I will experience such an adventure like the one they have had.
On a not so side note, I would love to read more about the human queen and Lucien’s band of outcasts and I would love if we get more of Nesta/Cassian and Elain/Azriel.
I can say tons about this book but I genuinely do not want to spoil the experience for anyone and just to encourage more people to give this series a shot. Seriously, do it.
A quote: “Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.”
My rating: 5/5 stars