Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings 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’m just gonna add in a quick spoiler and rambling warning. You have been warned. Proceed with caution children and read well.
OOOOH BUDDY. Well, first of all I just want to say how lucky I was to receive a copy of it so early, and secondly I want to say that I just want to re-read it asap. Like literally, if I had all of the time in the world then I would gladly spend it just re-reading this book over and over and over and over. There were so many ups and downs that I was just dragged straight into the book without a choice and it was so so worth it. I just want to give all of the spoilers but I can’t because I’m releasing this the day the book comes out so that would be wrong of me. There is one spoiler I will give though: Mor, the beautiful, radiant Morrigan, prefers females. She isn’t a lesbian though, no. She is bi with a preference for females. Which explains the whole Azriel thing perfectly and is the perfect and best explanation that SJM could have given us and I am so happy with it. – Okay so I lied, there are spoilers abound in this. Just as a heads up.
Another thing that made me really happy was Nessian – what little there was of it (they spent a lot of time bickering, I’ll tell you that) and Elriel!!! OMG they are pretty perfect for each other and whilst I won’t be mad if Maas makes Elucien and thing, I will be sad because Lucien just isn’t right for her. Not really. They (Elriel) could have been so perfect for each other and I think that their friendship will only blossom into something beautiful that can only do wonders for both of them. Another friendship that can only be beneficial is Amren and Nesta’s. They both need each other and Nesta can learn so much from Amren, damn I am so ready for those two being hella sassy and sitting in front of a fire, drinking wine and roasting the rest of the court. It’s gonna be the best thing.
The beginning of this book is truly devastating. It is from Rhys’ POV and it just makes you want to give him all of the hugs and blankets. Basically in that chapter he will turn into everyone’s smol son no matter how much they dislike him. Talking of disliking someone – Tamlin does get a redemption arc and I think that it is so important and vital to Feyre recovering and making amends. Also to Tamlins recovery and realising what he did wrong. Which was pretty much ending.
In this first few chapters we see Feyre being her best Bitter Bitch self (I can’t remember who I was call her this but it works so perfectly) and getting revenge so ridiculously easy and well. She deserved it and she got what she reserved. They say revenge is a dish best served cold and she was certainly cold when she served it. My god did Hyber deserve what he got, he was one snakey bastard and I could not have been happier to see him gone. (this happened later in the book but Feyre gets back at him early on and it’s so beautiful) Frankly, Feyre could not have been more perfect and she deserves the entire god damn world and anything else she wants.
I think that I have finally decided who the best person in the universe is. It is Rhysand. He could not have been more perfect and decent. He is the perfect example of how someone acts in a relationship. Honestly, if you ever need tip just read this book. Or you know just read this book even if you don’t need tips. Both works. He gave Feyre every choice in the world and when she called him out in front of their family he didn’t do anything to win the power back because he recognised that none had been lost – unlike other males in this series *cough cough* I’m looking at you Tamlin you snakey bastard. He is less of a snakey bastard than Hybern however so I will give him that. A heck tonne less snakey. But I am not going to let that tarnish this quick review of Rhys and his sheer perfection. Honestly I just want to protect him from every bad thing in the world.
If you are reading this and and you haven’t read the book yet then I commend you. There are a lot of spoilers in here, no matter what I said at the beginning. And I do believe that the next couple are going to be some of the best in here.
- Nessian is almost 100% a thing. Like mates and everything. No joke. Both Cassian and Nesta have eluded to it and Mor needs to pipe the fuck down. Sorry, but it’s true. Anyway, moving on.
- Cassian’s wings were healed pretty quickly as they were back to normal whilst Feyre was still in the spring court. Don’t worry kids, Illyrian wings are a lot harder to destroy than that. And trust me on this, the theory is tested again.
- Feyre learns to fly!!!!! (badly, but it still happens)
- Azriel also healed quickly so don’t you kiddies worry. Neither of your favourite Illyrian warriors were injured beyond repair in the making of these books. Physically at least.
- Rhys has the biggest wingspan… (according to Rhys – but neither Cassian nor Azriel disagreed so I am going to assume that they measured and found themselves to be lacking, at least slightly)
- And finally, Jurian is not the huge dick that everyone painted him to be. He’s actually not a bad guy and I would have tea with him.
I feel like I should leave it at this. I have revealed far too much already and if anyone does read this before they read the book, I don’t want to destroy it more than I already have. Just know that this book is sitting in my heart and still making me feel things hours after I have finished it. It is possibly one of the greatest books I have ever read and maybe ever will read. Please just read it. But be warned, it does have one flaw. Rhys and Feyre didn’t get a chance to have sex against a wall. They did have sex in a multitude of others tho, so it kind of made up for it. That’s the only bad thing about it. Rhys didn’t fulfill his promise to both Feyre and the fandom and for that I am both sad and slightly grateful tbh. I am an innocent who is too young to be reading such things *dramatically faints with hand held to forehead*. But anyway – that was the only flaw so don’t you worry your little cotton socks children, there is NSFW content abound in this glorious masterpiece.
Obviously it is going to get 5/5 stars (but secretly that’s the equivalent of 100/100 – this book has no flaws) and if I would shout my praises of this book from the roof tops then I would. I hope that you love this book as much as I do. I am so honored that I somehow got to read it sooner than I should have done and I will not regret a moment of that time that I spent reading it because frankly there is nothing I would rather be doing now. Sadly I have exams to sit in a few short weeks so I cannot. But the moment I can, I will.
Live long and happy reading,