A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
So I see now why ACOMAF is everyone's favorite! This one is aptly titled ACOWAR, war, we get it Sarah J! This one is all about war.
I kind of figured Feyre would have an Aelin Galathynius moment in this book. After the big scene with the water wolves in ACOMAF, she had a lot to live up to. But I was kind of dissapointed. I mean, I get it, she really didn't have time to train like an Ilyrean warrior. But she has special powers, and she barely used them. Winnowing was the main power she used in this book.
We do finally see who the true villain is of the story. I'll be honest, between the amount of time they spend talking about Amarantha, I wondered if the King of Hybern wouldn't resurrect their worst nightmare. SPOILER ALERT: he doesn't. And then I wondered if Tamlin would become one of his cronies and be a new Amarantha, but he doesn't. So the King really is the villain here.
It's not that lots of fun things didn't happen. I did like the book, A LOT. But it felt like there was a bit of missed potential for plot twists. I'm in the middle of A Court of Frost and Starlight now, and the next book will supposedly be considered the first in a spinoff series. There is lots of room for that, now that Feyre has had her happy ending. There are so many who don't. Morrigan isn't out of the closet, Cassian and Nesta is an entire can of worms that is in desperate need of opening, and what on earth is going on between Elaine and the Shadowsinger? I mean, she has a mate! Lots of questions to be answered and happy endings to be created by Sarah J Maas, who I now consider to the The Weaver. She weaves stories from people's lives and destroys us in the process!!!
I live tweeted my read on this one again, and you'll be able to read the thread of my emotions through my read here: https://twitter.com/TattooedBiblio1/status/1149448562486534145
4/5, I WANT MORE SARAH!!!