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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Updated: Jul 13, 2021


Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2


"FEYRE WILL BRING VENGEANCE.


She has left the Night Court - and her High Lord - and is playing a deadly game of deceit. In the Spring Court, Tamlin is making deals with the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees, and Feyre is determined to uncover his plans. But to do so she must weave a web of lies, and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.


As mighty armies grapple for power, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords - and hunt for allies in unexpected places."



 

A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third installment in the YA fantasy series A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.


And now we arrive to what I thought was the end of the series...I went into this thinking for some reason that series was complete, only to find out immediately afterward that a 4th book was coming out. Whoops.


Let's talk about characters first since that's what makes or breaks the story for me. Feyre dearest was not my favourite person ever but wasn't the worst. What bothered me about Feyre was that she was kind of useless...


She barely demonstrated that she’s good in a fight but she was given a pivotal role in the final battle. She is given a bunch of powers but can barely use them or is just plain bad at it. There is also barely any evidence that she has been taught battle strategy besides her lessons with Cassian. So, aside from the fact that she's the main character, putting Feyre front and center in battle scenes just didn't seem smart. Then we have Nesta, who I do not like at all. Some people think that she is justified in the way she acts especially after what happens to her, but I am not one of those people. I don't think anything can justify the fact that when her family was struggling to survive, all she did was sit back and sneer at everything instead of doing something to help. My favourite characters were the Suriel and the Bone Carver. They were by far the most interesting characters in the entire series and I thought that they were huge wasted potential. I would have loved to read more about them. It would be nice if SJM could release a novella about all these minor characters. As a conclusion to this arc of the story, I think it did exactly what it set out to do. This storyline was wrapped up and I thought that the final battle was long enough to be satisfying.


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