Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

I love this author!!! My dream is to one day be as successful as her, to sign books at the same function. Ahh, did I mention daydreaming is a big deal for me. If you’re a fan of Fantasy Romance, then I strongly recommended you read this series. Check out my reviews A Court of Thorns & Roses and my personal favourite A Court of Mist & Fury. So without further delay, here is my review of the third installment of this series #ACOTAR


A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN FANTASY ROMANCE NOVELFeyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings 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.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

I Award this Novel 5/5 Starsmy Heart and Soul with it.

My favourite quote from the novel is one that rings true in my own life.

‘If I had not met a shadowslinger, 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.’

Feyre is lethal and daring, a female that holds her own. Rhysand is still charming, cunning and a force to be recommend with. He makes my heart melt. He’s ruined me for real life, nothing can compare to the emotions their love invoked in me. Truth be told, I found a lot of similarities between Rhys and my hubby. Particularly the way he treats her, lets her hold her own, but is always there to turn to.

What most inspired me, was the friendships that formed into family. The dynamics of the complex characters and how they all work, sometimes don’t work, together… because that’s what a family is. This novel delves into the other characters more, we start to unravel their pasts. To see what makes them all tick.

The war fair, is gritty, catastrophic and brutal. My heart was in my throat for most of the novel. I couldn’t predict the ending and when it arrived it was spectacular, heart-breaking and beautiful.

Sarah J Maas knows how to put her readers through the wringer. The whole series is complex, rich in belief systems, diversity, races and social status. Her world building is breath-taking; she weaves a rich, lush tapestry of realms and characters.

Spoiler: I only have one Qualm with this story and its Mor’s revelation. I have no issue with her choices; it makes a lot of sense. I’m just disappointed for Azriel. Unrequited love is a hard pill to swallow. Something I’ve had to deal with. I hope brighter things are aligned for his future.

Have you read this series? What did you think? If you’re a fan of fantasy Romance, what other series did you enjoy reading?

Author Lorraine Ambers YA fantasy romance

17 thoughts on “Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

  1. Hah! I know that blue Lego dragon well as my daughter soars by with her.

    Awesome, isn’t it, when you read a book this good?

    Does it have a happily-ever-after? Romance is supposed to, but some authors don’t always come through. Also, are the books stand alone, or is it a trilogy with cliffhangers?

    I love fantasy romance! I’m reading a Promise of Fire right now, and it’s spectacular.

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    1. They’re not stand alone books, and the endings are satisfying with just enough to build anticipation for the next instalment. It’s being released in May, I can’t wait.
      I’ll have to check out Promise of Fire. Great title. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  2. I love this book (series). It’s funny, I read ACOTAR first then I tried the author’s first series. Only read the first book, couldn’t get into it. Felt like they were written by two different people. Her ACOTAR is an awesome series that is definitely in my top 5!

    Great review 😀

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  3. Whoa, I am always looking for books like these and usually give up after a quick browse through because I’m hella impatient. Appreciate your review, this will make things more convenient for me. Adding ACOWAR to my TBRs.

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  4. I’m so glad you loved this! I want to start ACOTAR but it’s been a struggle hahaha
    I’m sure you’ll be just as successful as Maas one day. We all start somewhere, and didn’t she begin on Wattpad? So you see, hard work, perseverance and talent will get you far.
    Best of luck! And excellent review ❤️ (I’m pretty sure Rhysand will ruin real men for me as well hahaha)

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