A Court of Wings and Ruin – Review

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas


“It’s a rare person to face who they are and not run from it – not be broken by it”

A Court of Wings and Ruin was perfection in it’s plot, romance, characters, and writing. This book was honestly everything I could have wanted and more, and I still can’t contain my feels! I recommend this series to everyone!

Please note, quick disclaimer: this is not a young adult book. If young adult is what you are looking for, or you are a young reader, I do not recommend this for you. This is book is for mature readers and has mature content.

Since this is a review of a book that is number three in a trilogy, below does contain spoilers not only about the book, but of the books prior. If you haven’t read ACOTAR, ACOMAF and ACOWAR, don’t read any further. You have been warned.

A Court of Wings and Ruin is the last book in Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy (or now series).

It follows Feyre as war threatens her home and loved ones, following directly on from A Court of Mist and Fury. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to tear it apart from the inside. After Tamlin betrays Prythian to an invading King, Feyre gathers information in a game of deceit and manipulation to save her new home, and her old one.

Sarah’s writing is like nothing I have read, she has a way with world building and descriptions that allows us to fully envision the world she has created. Additional to that, the plot Sarah weaves throughout this book makes for such a quick read, as it always leaves you wanting more, therefore you cannot put this book down for long because the need to read on is so great! I didn’t think it was possible for A Court of Wings and Ruin to be as spectacular as A Court of Mist and Fury… Yet again I was wrong, and I am glad I took the time to hype this book up, because it is well worth it!

“I am yours, and you are mine.”

Well this is it, the last time I formally talk about the amazing main characters that we have followed through this trilogy. I want to start out by saying Sarah J. Maas can write characters, and I mean REALLY WRITE CHARACTERS. Every single character in her books are complex, and have so many different layers that I feel like there is never enough book for me to get a grasp of all the characters. She leaves me wanting more, not only on plot front, but as well as characters because I just need to know more about them!

Feyre was everything we could have wanted in a main character, and her development stands above all others. A Court of Thorns and Roses, we saw a small fragile character fighting for love, in a world she didn’t understand. A Court of Mist and Fury, we saw her become broken, but healing and realizing what she needed was changing to the new world she was now in. Then finally in A Court of Wings and Ruin, we saw Feyre shine, and we were able to delve into a different side of her. She truly stepped into her role as High Lady of the Night Court, and her transformation will forever be one of my favourites.

Rhysand was the male lead we all dreamed of. Perfect, beautiful, strong, sensitive, protective, funny and a little bit broken. Seeing him transform from the villain, to a character we cried over at the end of A Court of Wings and Ruin was truly amazing. I enjoyed his interactions with every character, and his speech going into battle with his Inner Court had me in tears. If anyone deserved a happy ending after this trilogy, it was Rhysand, and I am 100% happy with the way this trilogy was able to end for him.

P.S Feysand is now going to be the reason all readers have unrealistic expectations of relationships within books. Just saying!

“The great joy and honour of my life has been to know you. To call you my family. And I am grateful – more than I can possibly say – that I was given this time with you all”

Moving on to The Inner Circle, or My Inner Circle as I now call them. Everyone of these characters, are complex, detailed and beautiful. All of them play an essential part to the story, and I honestly could have three more books, just exploring the characters that Sarah has created. I don’t nearly have enough time to explain how much I love them all individually, and as a unit they are a family that I would want to be a part of. Protective, brave, entertaining, humorous and 500 years of complexity all rolled into one amazing group of characters.

“I hadn’t realized I was a villain in your narrative”

Redemption is something I want to touch on lastly in this review and that is the redemption of Tamlin. Our main male character of A Court of Thorns and Roses, turned into our villain in A Court of Mist and Fury, and its here where I want to say that I am happy that a slight redemption came into play in A Court of Wings and Ruin. It’s subtle, but I think necessary to close off Feyre’s story as he played such a large part of who she is in the books. Of course, I want to note that I still don’t like him, I don’t like what his character is about in regards to women, but it was a necessary touch to close off storylines.

“You belong to all of us, and we belong to you.”

Overall, as I said coming into this, everything about this book was perfection. I cried continuously, from joy and sadness, and ultimately it breaks my heart that this story has now come to an end. I will never have had enough stories of Feyre, Rhysand and The Inner Circle, and I hope in the next three books and novella, we still have glimpses of these characters we have grown to love over the Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Also, I am placing bets right now that the next book is Lucien related… Fingers crossed!

Favourite Quote: “I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have . . . The wait was worth it. ”
Favourite Moment: Feyre, Rhysand and the Inner Court reuniting! Oh the tears!
Rating: 5/5

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