Review of “A Court of Wings and Ruin” (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Maas, Sarah J. A Court of Wings and Ruin. New York: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1-61963-448-0. Print List Price: $18.99.

4.5 stars

This book was wonderful. It’s high action and high drama, with a moment near the ending that had my jaw dropping and heart seizing. While I did not enjoy it as much as its predecessor, I still felt that this book was a wonderful conclusion to this particular arc of the story, with the promise of more to come in the future.

I love that we finally get to see more of many of the supporting characters we met in the prior books. My favorites are Mor and Lucien. With Mor, without intentionally spoiling to much, I will say that the twist with her character is one that I did not see coming, but I feel it is one that is a positive thing for diversity with literature for young adults. I hope we will see Mor get her own story in future installments.

With Lucien, since he won me over from book one, I was a bit hesitant about the idea of Feyre wreaking havoc in the Spring Court. But I loved seeing the friendship between the two, especially in the beginning of this book, when they are on the run. And getting to know a bit more about his backstory, and why his father and brothers hate him made me feel sympathetic for him.


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