Review | A Court of Wings and Ruin | Sarah J Maas


Genre: fantasy, romance


A Court of Wings and Ruin is Sarah J Maas' last book in the ACOTAR trilogy.

What I like ✅ plot points are tied up well or echoed nicely for a poetic, satisfactory conclusion

✅ great world-building (Winter Court has tiny foxes with vests, I'm dying)

✅ fast-paced action sequences and well-written suspense

✅ positive messages around surviving trauma and rebuilding yourself

✅ an entertaining read

What I didn't like ✖ repetitive sex scenes which add nothing to the plot or character development (mature content)

✖ Feyre's trip back to Spring Court is awkward as she must justify every action she made in the past to the reader

✖ Maas didn't really know what to do with Tamlin's character throughout the book — he lacked consistency

✖ I missed cheeky, naughty Rhys — instead, we had perfectly handsome and bland Gary-Stu Rhys

✖ overall, the characters lost their spice, falling into stereotypes

✖ diversity was Maas' afterthought — more of a "damn I forgot to add this", rather than carefully planned out

✖ repetitive adjectives and overused phrases (dishonourable mentions: "vulgar", "mate" and "prick"); it needed a better editor

✖ great series if you love shipping couples together, but also a little annoying because it seems to be desperate to pair EVERYONE off with someone. Can't a woman be happy without a love interest? Rating 2.5/5 🌟 Verdict

Fans of the series will enjoy the read


Discussion Who is perfect for Elain: Lucien or Azriel?

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