Overall, this book did not disappoint. I was overwhelmed and obsessed from page one. There were some flaws, just like every single book out there because, believe it or not, Sarah J Maas is actually human and she isn’t perfect. Do you know how hard it is to please everyone? Like my goodness, if you don’t like it, don’t read it. Find something you DO like to obsess over! POSITIVE VIBES! There are some things I felt “eh” about as well, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t think this book was thrilling!
To describe my seesaw of emotions, I decided to invite Also Me into my review.
Me: Sarah J Maas writes like a goddess.
Also Me: Stop writing things for me to obsess over.
Me: The love that was between the three sisters was overwhelming. Some authors can’t grasp the love between siblings well enough, and Sarah J Maas hit home for me.
Also Me: Why was Elaine so delicate? Why was she always needing someone to protect her from the very first character of this series? She didn’t really grow any. Not like Nesta or Feyre did anyway.
Me: Rhysand was so perfect and I need him in my life.
Also Me: He was way too perfect, where are his flaws? HE HAS NONE.
Me: I love that there were some Bible references, like the “parting of the water and walking across on dry land.”
Also Me: There were more than one reference and I started to question her creativity.
Me: Sarah J Maas really listened to her fans and haters and put in more diversity with race and sexuality. She took constructive criticism well.
Also Me: I low-key hate that two of my ships crashed and burned because of your diversity. But I understand the change of course and appreciate the artist choice.
Me: I am happy she stuck to one point of view in this book.
Also Me: I kind of wanted to see Lucien’s journey more than anything else.
Me: I hurt so much for so many of my book loves. They were good and kind people and will ruin their own lives or reputation for the good of their people. We need more selfless people in the world like these fictional, magic-wielding beings.
Also Me: Don’t bring someone to life after you kill them. Let us hurt for them. Let us mourn for them. Don’t just bring people back to make everyone happy. That’s not realistic (she states about a fantasy book).
The Other Me: Everyone had such heart breaking back stories, but why didn’t anyone have one that they were at fault for something? Like everyone was the victim and it kind of seemed as if maybe someone could have been the horrible person that learned to be a better person? Just a thought. I still love and obsess over all of my court.
*yah, sometimes the The Other Me just POPS her head in. Rude hag.
Me: You can tell that Maas planned this book out from end to beginning. There’s absolutely no way she could have just sat there and wrote without knowing where she was going.
Also Me: Why did she plan to puncture my heart?
Me: This book was absolutely consistent with sultriness.
Also Me: Sometimes I thought it could have been sprinkled on a little less and focused more on the plot itself.
Me: I shipped so many couples and I loved every single one of them.
Also Me: Why does everyone always have to pair up? Can’t you show that someone, guy or girl, could be a strong, independent individual and still be just as happy?
Me: There are so many characters and they are so different from each other and have their own backstories and flaws.
Also Me: There are so many main characters that sometimes I felt overwhelmed.
Me: I love how beautiful everything is and how it is described.
Also Me: Why don’t ugly people exist?
Me: Rhysand and Feyre are couple goals. They let the other be their own person, they cherished and loved each other for their individualities and they showed us what a healthy, growing, and beautiful relationship should be like between two grown adults. They even had arguments and fights and handled those with grace.
Also Me: What she said.
Me: Tamlin is so hated but he is so hurt. Yah, he has his issues but my goodness, he is so rained on in this book. The ending kind of made up for it (and it was kind of more realistic than most books handling break ups) but my word.. he doesn’t deserve all the hate.
Also Me: I hate him. He’s hateful.
Me: The character development was astronomical. Even the “side-main” characters had unbelievable growth and character development. I don’t feel as if anyone acted outside of their character. No one was just copied and pasted or cut and redone.
Also Me: I wish we learned more about the other courts. I hope she has stories based in them ready for me to read. Even if they are just novellas (LIKE ABOUT LUCIEN’S MOTHER).
Me: Feyre is WONDERFUL.
Also Me: How does she “struggle” through out the book and then all of a sudden she is phenomenal when she needs it?
Me: This book was wrapped up wonderfully.
Also Me: Did it feel too happy to anyone else?
The Other Me: A Court of Mist and Fury is still my favorite. A Court of Thorns and Roses… did that actually happen or did we dream it?
Wow it’s Me: I’m so not disappointed. I’m so content and happy and thrilled with this series.
Anyone else have “Also Me” thoughts on any of these topics? Or one I didn’t mention? Haters, you can hate in the comments all you want, just don’t be ugly. I would love to hear your opinions too. You have a right to your opinion just as much as the rest of us. JUST RESPECT EACH OTHER’S OPINIONS.