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message 1: by Erika, Dream Thief (new)

Erika (livingforthebooks) | 5143 comments Mod
What did you think of it? Favorite or least favorite characters? Favorite or least favorite part? Will you read the next one?


message 2: by Himani (new)

Himani I think overall book was good. But not all loose ends were tied so i think there are going to be few books in future. I loved Rhysand in the book. Tamlin was surprisingly good in book(spoiler ;)).


message 3: by Zahra (new)

Zahra | 22 comments I just started it. It can't be better than the previous one, can it?


message 4: by Rishika (new)

Rishika Loved it, died, and could not put it down once I picked it up. Favorite characters? Almost all of them.
*spoilers* if you haven't read the book
Favorite parts: When Feyre makes the light shine on her at the altar and then Lucien takes her hand and is on one knee and everyone things shes a saint. It was freaking brilliant. Second best part was when we found out that Helion is a swinger and wants to do it with Azriel, Cassian and Mor. I was so surprised but it was hilarious. And I can't wait to read the next books!


message 5: by Farren (new)

Farren (mmmcookies) | 524 comments I was disappointed in this book. It ended up my least favorite of the series and I only rated it 3.5 stars. I hated how so much of it had to do with Nesta and she was horrid the entire book (and series for that matter). She doesn't deserve Cassian! Besides that, it was just too slow and there was so much extra dialogue that it could have been 400 pages rather than 700 and it wouldn't have made a difference. I was happy to have Lucien back in the mix and have him not be Tamlin's lapdog and will gladly read his novella, but not one that has to do with Nesta and Cassian. Also, all the "diversity" Sarah had to add to please the people who won't even bother to read her books anymore felt out of place and was distracting. I feel like that is the publisher's fault though, not hers.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

I was so excited to read this book, and I preordered this about a year earlier. Although I still think ACOMAF is better, this book was also AMAZING. I would have rather this been two books and less rushed. One thing that still bothers me is how Feyre's father comes in at the end without reason, just for retribution for all characters. This book was still awesome, and I can't wait for the next series/book thingy. (xD)


message 7: by Ilhaam (new)

Ilhaam (thomascrswell) | 18 comments i was excited but there are quite a few loose ends...
(view spoiler)
i loved the part where drakons legion show w their father and lucien and the fire-queen.
elain stuff was really sad..
and the part where the high lords brought rhys back and amren was really cool!


message 8: by Louise (new)

Louise | 1847 comments I liked it and rated it 5 stars, but its so far my least favorite.

I loved the development and growth of many of the characters, and Tamlin redeemed himself abit for me wich im glad for as I kind of like him.


message 9: by Heather (last edited Jun 14, 2017 09:07AM) (new)

Heather Greetings,
I just finished this book last night. To echo the previous reviews on the book, the ending wrecked me. I was sobbing so hard my whole family came into the room to ask what was wrong and comfort me. It was a very ugly cry. Afterwards I was left drained, empty, and spent. I couldn't start another book because I had nothing left and had to just go to bed. Forgive me if that's sounds melodramatic but it really happened.
I loved the book and I'm not sure how I'm going to wait a year for the next one. I'm really suffering from a book hangover right now.
(view spoiler)
That's all I have for now but I may add to my thoughts later. I didn't want to put this in the review as it does contain spoilers and I just had to get it out. Also, I love Rhysand! He's so sleek, sexy, and manly all rolled up into a deadly package. He is my book crush! <3 He reminds me of Death in the game Darksiders II. I read him with Death's voice also. (Letting my Geek side out some) ;)


message 10: by Yuwei (new)

Yuwei (yuwei15) | 43 comments Farren wrote: "I was disappointed in this book. It ended up my least favorite of the series and I only rated it 3.5 stars. I hated how so much of it had to do with Nesta and she was horrid the entire book (and se..."
I completely agree with you. Even though i still rated it 5 stars it was my least favourite of the series as well. There was way too much about feyre's sisters and not enough about her. Especially nesta, why did she have to make nesta so rude all the time. She not even mean she's just rude. I don't understand how feyre could have lived with her attitude for so long. And how nesta was treating cassian, she does not deserve him at all. I liked how Sarah tried to make everyone contribute in saving the day, but i still would have liked to see a lot more action with feyre. She bascially did nothing at the end of the book. I wanted to see her with her full powers but i was sadly disappointed. And i did not like how sarah seemed to kill off every character but they they some how magically survive or got brought make to life. As much as i didnt want any of them to die, the book would have being better if she killed one of the characters and not just make it seem like they have no chance of survival and than they magically survived. Sure she could have done it with one or two characters but 4 of them? Thats too much. Also like you said, the story was way too long for the amount of action there was. I love this series and never want it to end but it just dragged. There was so much talking and no action. I love sarah and all her books, but this one disappointed me a lot. I was expecting so much more.


message 11: by Farren (new)

Farren (mmmcookies) | 524 comments Yeah the bringing everyone back to life and pairing everyone off bugged me a lot, too. And I can't believe an editor let a book print with the word "mate" used almost 200 times!


message 12: by L.C. (new)

L.C. Perry | 700 comments I absolutely loved this series and this book in particular wrecked me. It was my favorite out of the three hands down. I could hardly do anything else productive until I finished it.
I get why people would say that it could have been cut down some but honestly, I thought the extra dialogue was awesome and I wasn't bored at all in the 700pgs I read.
(Spoilers ahead)
Favorite characters? Too many to count omg. Cassian and Lucien are like the love of my life though lol. The scene about Helion and him being interested in Azriel, Cassian and Mor had me DYING, it was so hilarious. I really appreciated the diversity in the book and I thought it really worked because it wasn't excessive; they didn't point it out to us like every chance they got which shows how natural it was.
Nesta was a hard character to tolerate but I liked how difficult she was - the reason being because it shows how there are people in the world who aren't so pleasant but you learn to work with them and try to accept and love them especially if they're family. Feyre felt like Nesta could care less about her, but she was still family and neither one of them abandoned each other. That's the beauty of family. (But I do agree that Nesta needs to start opening up lol)
I agree that Feyre needs to mend ties with Tamlin. That's the one part that drove me crazy. Tamlin had made some bad choices, but he did not deserve all the pain and betrayal. Feyre really does owe him an explanation and I'm really disappointed they didn't get to properly talk in this book. Honestly, I hope Sarah J. Maas does him justice in one of her books in the future.


message 13: by Karen (last edited Jun 05, 2017 05:57AM) (new)

Karen | 10 comments I loved this book. It was my favourite of the series but after reading some of the previous comments about not liking it as much as the others I think I should re-read them... Initially I really liked Feyre getting back at Tamlin but she went overboard and I was disappointed in her--especially when she started using Lucien to make Tamlin jealous. I really loved when she rigged that scene with the light and that priestess (whose name is escaping me right now) that was bloody brilliant.

My biggest criticism was the seemingly random afterthought that the reason Mor and Azriel didn't get together was because Mor preferred women. It just seemed to come out of nowhere.

I love Rhysand--although I can do without the mushy romance and all the talk about "my mate". Just my personal preference.

I literally could not put this book down. It kept me laughing and also in literal tears at the end. I was emotionally drained when I finished it but it was oh so worth it.


message 14: by Heather (new)

Heather I saw this comment in another thread and do not want to clutter it with my thought. It deals with this series so I figured I'd plunk it here. No disrespect to the author of the statement which I will keep the name out.
"a court of mist and fury is erotica."
I disagree with this as I do not find that book nor the series to be erotica. Yes, they have some steamy parts in it but it was mild. I've read erotica, once, and that was by a mistake and one I have not done again. Erotica is much more porn like. LOTS of graphic detail and vile names about what is going on. These books were nothing of the sort. Steamy? Yes. Porn? No.
I'm not a prude but I do not want to read erotica no matter what world it's set it. It left me feeling dirty and gross just like watching porn does. The steamy parts in this series made me want to take my husband in the bedroom and did not leave me feeling like I watched porn in my mind.
/thoughts end.


message 15: by Heather (new)

Heather Cummings | 49 comments I liked the book. Didn't seem to draw me in like the others. Although, I did cry and cry over Rhysand. Was not expecting that. I was also sad for the Weaver and the Bone Carver. I just liked that they were fighting for them and I was annoyed that they could be killed so fast and unceremoniously. I did think it was funny that the creature from the library ran off. I still don't like Tamlin, but he did redeem himself. I did like that there was less sex in it. I just don't like the awkward way she writes about sex. I liked that this one didn't say F*** as much, the last book just didn't seem YA to me. This one did. Not a prude either, but when something is hanging out in the YA area I expect it to be PG-13.

One of the many reasons I love Rhys --
Feyre: "Would you have let me go if I had?
Rhys: "I do not LET you do anything. You are your own person, you make your own choices. But we are mates---I am yours, and you are mine. We do not let each other do things, as if we dictate the movements of each other. But . . . I might have insisted I go with you. More for my own mental well-being, just to know you were safe."


message 16: by Alyson (new)

Alyson Stone (alysonserenastone) | 194 comments I liked it!


message 17: by Valliya (new)

Valliya Rennell I LOVED IT!!!!! Rhys is so amazing! But I wanted to ask, did you forgive Tamlin? I think that this is his redemption novel and he deserves to be happy. I mean he did (view spoiler).


message 18: by L.C. (new)

L.C. Perry | 700 comments V wrote: "I LOVED IT!!!!! Rhys is so amazing! But I wanted to ask, did you forgive Tamlin? I think that this is his redemption novel and he deserves to be happy. I mean he did [spoilers removed]."

I definitely forgave him. They both have stuff to apologize for and they need to talk it out. I'm hoping one of the books in the future will include Tamlin finding his mate :3


message 19: by Valliya (new)

Valliya Rennell L.C. wrote: "V wrote: "I LOVED IT!!!!! Rhys is so amazing! But I wanted to ask, did you forgive Tamlin? I think that this is his redemption novel and he deserves to be happy. I mean he did [spoilers removed]."
..."


YES! I hope that the next three books will be about Tamlin finding his mate. Or Vivianne and Kall. Or Mor's past.


message 20: by Ren (new)

Ren Kadri (eternalbooks) | 5 comments I can't even express the myriad of emotions that went through me for this series!! I couldn't put them down. I finished the whole series and immediately did a re read after i finished the most recent book 😂😂❤️😍❤️😍 I love Rhys. Like LOVE him


message 21: by Ren (new)

Ren Kadri (eternalbooks) | 5 comments I'm afraid of leaving a too detailed review because I know I'll get carried away and talk to much or unleash too many spoilers. So I'll just leave it at PHENOMENAL


message 22: by RL (last edited Jun 06, 2017 08:07PM) (new)

RL (rllee) Anyone wanting to talk about Acowar without worrying about spoiling for other people, message me so that I won't spontaneously combust alone D:


message 23: by RL (new)

RL (rllee) Rana wrote: "I'm afraid of leaving a too detailed review because I know I'll get carried away and talk to much or unleash too many spoilers. So I'll just leave it at PHENOMENAL"

Omg omg omg! I know, I miss the world already tho :(


message 24: by Ayan (new)

Ayan | 413 comments Page 666 wasn't needed, broke my heart for no reason :(
If you guys read the book you'll know what I mean


message 25: by Heather (new)

Heather RL wrote: "Anyone wanting to talk about Acowar without worrying about spoiling for other people, message me so that I won't spontaneously combust alone D:"
As long as you put **SPOILER ALERT** and go down a couple of lines, it should be fine. I'd love to discuss more about the books. :)

Ayan wrote: "Page 666 wasn't needed, broke my heart for no reason :(
If you guys read the book you'll know what I mean"

I read it on a Kindle so no, I don't know what you mean as it doesn't have page numbers.


message 26: by RL (last edited Jun 07, 2017 08:56AM) (new)

RL (rllee) Ayan wrote: "Page 666 wasn't needed, broke my heart for no reason :(
If you guys read the book you'll know what I mean"


It was very sad and not expected!


message 27: by RL (new)

RL (rllee) Heather wrote: "RL wrote: "Anyone wanting to talk about Acowar without worrying about spoiling for other people, message me so that I won't spontaneously combust alone D:"
As long as you put **SPOILER ALERT** and ..."


Okay lol, what was your favorite scene in the book :D


message 28: by Ayan (new)

Ayan | 413 comments Heather wrote: "RL wrote: "Anyone wanting to talk about Acowar without worrying about spoiling for other people, message me so that I won't spontaneously combust alone D:"
As long as you put **SPOILER ALERT** and ..."


Oh it was when *spoiler alert*



Rhysand died. What was the point of that lol


message 29: by Heather (new)

Heather Ayan wrote: "Heather wrote: "RL wrote: "Anyone wanting to talk about Acowar without worrying about spoiling for other people, message me so that I won't spontaneously combust alone D:"
As long as you put **SPOI..."

Ah, yes. That part was the reason I put this on my comment. (No spoilers so no alert.) "To echo the previous reviews on the book, the ending wrecked me. I was sobbing so hard my whole family came into the room to ask what was wrong and comfort me. It was a very ugly cry. Afterwards I was left drained, empty, and spent. I couldn't start another book because I had nothing left and had to just go to bed."


message 30: by Farren (new)

Farren (mmmcookies) | 524 comments You guys can use the spoiler tags in your comments so no one can see what you wrote by mistake lol

For instance, I hope one of the novellas will focus on (view spoiler)


message 31: by L.C. (new)

L.C. Perry | 700 comments Farren wrote: "You guys can use the spoiler tags in your comments so no one can see what you wrote by mistake lol

For instance, I hope one of the novellas will focus on [spoilers removed]"


Same! :D

(Oh and how do you use spoiler tags in these comments?)


message 32: by Farren (new)

Farren (mmmcookies) | 524 comments Type < spoiler > before the comment and < /spoiler > after it, minus those spaces. If you click on some html is ok above the comment box it shows you how to do all that stuff. It won't work on the app though!


message 33: by Emily (new)

Emily (emily_woodal) I soooooooooo want to read this!!!!!! I just can never bring myself to read a series until all books are out. I hate waiting long periods of time for the new book...I'm more of an instant gratification kinda girl lol. I think I saw the last one won't be until like 2020 or something though??


message 34: by Emily (new)

Emily (emily_woodal) Or will those last 3 be kind of like addendums?


Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd) (lifeofaliterarynerd) | 21 comments Emily wrote: "Or will those last 3 be kind of like addendums?"
The last 3 are going to be their own story arc, focusing on different characters than the first 3 just set in the same world.


message 36: by Emily (new)

Emily (emily_woodal) Sweet!!! That series will be my next read then! Thanks!!!


message 37: by L.C. (new)

L.C. Perry | 700 comments Farren wrote: "Type before the comment and after it, minus those spaces. If you click on some html is ok above the comment box it shows you how to do all that stuff. It won't work on the app though!"

Thanks Farren! :)


message 38: by Soumeya (last edited Jun 11, 2017 05:25PM) (new)

Soumeya El Gharbi (soumeyaelgharbi) I just finished it, and I feel like I'm the only one who hated it for many reasons of course.


message 39: by Heather (new)

Heather Farren wrote: "Type before the comment and after it, minus those spaces. If you click on some html is ok above the comment box it shows you how to do all that stuff. It won't work on the app though!"

Thanks! I wondered how to do it and I couldn't find it so I didn't bother searching for it.


message 40: by Maartje (new)

Maartje De Groot | 95 comments I'm curious Soumeya, why did you hate these books?


ℓуηη, ℓσкιѕℓутнєя¢ℓαω | 188 comments Farren wrote: "I was disappointed in this book. It ended up my least favorite of the series and I only rated it 3.5 stars. I hated how so much of it had to do with Nesta and she was horrid the entire book (and se..."

I hear ya!! I was very disappointed with this book. It had so much potential and it didn't meet it. The cataclysmic results of this coming war were sooooooo stressed throughout the book and then it just like over and done in a couple battles. And yes, there was too much time spent on Nesta (who I actually did like a bit in ACOMAF). She was totally obnoxious in this one. And they made it sound like she was super special and then in the end she was just kinda lame. She was just a distraction. And agreed, Cassian is too good for her.

The parts I did like though, Lucien got some redemption!! I loved his character in the first book and was PISSED he stuck by Tamlin after the 2nd. So yay for him! I also loved Feyre's revenge in Spring Court. Well played. And the growth as Feyre/Rhysand as a couple. Those were my favorite parts. Oh and as someone pointed out, the scene where Feyre steals Ianthe's thunder by making herself look like a saint blessed by the Cauldron. Epic.


message 42: by Angela (new)

Angela | 23 comments one word: perfection

but that's just my opinion though


message 43: by Josie (new)

Josie Gammons | 1 comments Loved it, but it just didn't grab me like ACOMAF did. I really am looking forward to seeing where a certain couples relationship goes in the future and I'm thinking that might be what the next book is about! Also, can I please marry Rhysand!?!?


message 44: by Heather (new)

Heather Josie wrote: "Also, can I please marry Rhysand!?!?"
I believe that line is very, very long. All his crushes may need to have a tournament and fight to see who gets the honor. ;)


message 45: by Pandemonium (new)

Pandemonium Reader | 3 comments This book was so good. (SPOILERS)I LOVED the mind games that Feyra played in the beginning and how she brought Tamlins court down and thought the high priestess finally got what she deserved. I understand why Sarah left the characters so open in the end and can't wait for the next stories taking place in that world to come out.


message 46: by Kaitlyn (new)

Kaitlyn It was awesome. I can tell she left lots of room for the 3 other novellas to fill in some blanks. Overall though it was amazing!! Feysand for life


message 47: by Rachael (new)

Rachael R (bookspastbedtime) | 1 comments I really enjoyed this book, but just not as much as ACOMAF. I think that the second book was great because you really saw the relationship between Feyre and Rhysand blossom, where in ACOWAR it was more subdued and was missing some of that spark from before. But having said that, the situation they are in in the third book is a different dynamic and shows how far they have come and bow strong their relationship has become.


message 48: by Judi (new)

Judi (libscribble) I finished the series about two weeks ago, and I agree that it was my least favorite but the series overall was great. My favorite was ACOMAF, but so excited to know that more books in the ACOWAR universe are coming soon.

random thoughts:
(view spoiler)

I'll definitely be over all those new books when they come out.
Would like to see Feyre in one of those books (or two).


message 49: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (hshenson) | 2 comments I read ACOWAR and really loved it then reread the series and loved it a lot more.

When you reread it, it's not so shocking about Mor. In the book before, she's always hidden something about her sexuality even when she was questioned.

I didn't like the way Feyre was able to basically correct the relationship with Nesta because she went to a battle. All of a sudden Nesta has respect for her? It seemed like it should have been fleshed out more or felt more genuine. IMO, it felt forced.

I really just love the relationship between Feyre and Rhysand. Like, could it be more perfect? Nah, I don't think so. It's smutty and emotional and just....kinda my fav. Feysand forever.


message 50: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 26 comments ACOWAR was great! Certainly not as great as ACOMAF, but great. I would have liked it if Feyre had done the 'spy job' for more time and if those loose ends just.....HADN'T been left as loose ends.

For instance (view spoiler)


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