A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
In the final book of Sarah J. Maas’s fantastic new series A Court of Thorns and Roses, our heroine Feyre’s journey comes to an end. First entering the Fae world as a punishment, Feyre becomes one of those mystical beings herself. Having fought Amarantha Under the Mountain and learned of her new destiny as High Lady of the Night Court, it is finally time for Feyre and her new (and old) family to defeat the evil that would bring the Fae and human worlds to their knees.
These books are full of adventure and beautiful, extensive world building. The characters are three-dimensional and real. The writing, while not that prolific, still pulls you in until you don’t want to put the book down.
This series had an awful start. While most readers loved it from the beginning, I was not one of them. I hated the romance in book one (with good reason) and the story was flat and unmoving for the most part. The last third of book one was really the only good part, and mostly because it moved the plot to where it needed to be for book two. With that being said, A Court of Thorns and Roses almost reminds me of Brandon Sanderson’s style because he tends to spend a lot of time on world building for a huge twist at the end.
Even though it was a rough start, the series became one I impatiently waited for. Books two and three were worth the horror that was book one and I’m so glad that I stuck with it until the end.
If you haven’t started this series yet, what in the world are you waiting for?