Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Date Published: May 2nd 2017
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance
Audiobook Length: 25 hours 8 minutes
Audiobook Narrator: Amanda Leigh Cobb
Description: 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.Contains mature content. Not suitable for younger readers.
Yes. I freely admit that I’m obsessed with this series. And yes, I might spend way too much time Googling fan art. Oh so much fan art! I’m ok with my obsession.
Continuing from the first two books, the characters are the main draw for me. I want to hang out in the Night Court with each and every one of them. Feyre is coming into her own, trying to protect humans and fey alike. She makes some mistakes in her new role, but accepts them as character builders like any good adult. She even has the brilliant idea to make bargains with some of the monsters which go bump in the night. We also have more of Feyre’s sisters, Nesta and Elain. After the events in A Court of Mist and Fury, Nesta is bitter and angry; Elain is distant and despondent. I really enjoyed watching the three Archeron sisters mature and prosper. In addition to the Night Court characters, ACOWAR shows us more of the other courts and high lords. I thoroughly enjoyed those scenes with the other courts. I could use more books about each court. Especially Helion. He seems like loads of fun! 😉
One of the aspects I enjoy most about Ms. Maas’s writing is the use of humor in even the worst situations. Here are some examples:
“It’ll be dangerous.”
“Good. It would be boring otherwise.”
“I figure it’s time for the world to know who really has the largest wingspan.”
Could Rhys be more adorable? Or sexy?
I did have a few small issues with ACOWAR. The first being the repeated mention of the color of people’s eyes. Those eyes do a lot of intense staring throughout the book. The second issue is the scent of anything/everything lingers on a person. These hyper-senses must be the result of being fey. But for me, they stood out as somewhat distracting.
The narration was adequate. Though, sometimes, I did struggle with distinguishing multiple characters. The narrator was great with Feyre and Rhys. But with so many other characters, the character voices weren’t distinct. There are many scenes with multiple characters and I was challenged to differentiate between each character.
Overall, an amazing journey with Feyre, Rhys, and the other members of the Night Court.
I’ll end my review with a most fitting quote:
“And will you come with me; On this adventure – and all the rest?” (Feyre)
Like Rhys, I’m in for this series. Always.