After freeing the fairy courts from Amarantha’s grasp, Feyre returns to the Spring Court to become Tamlin’s bride. But her life is far from the perfect “fairy tale” she may have expect. Tamlin remains distant after his ordeal Under the Mountain, and his fierce protectiveness of Feyre borders on suffocation. Feeding Tamlin’s paranoia is Feyre’s standing bargain with Rhysand of the Night Court. Required to spend two weeks of each month in Rhysand’s court, Feyre must periodically leave the safety of the Spring Court for what she believes will be darkness, torture, and shame — a mirror of her time with Amarantha. But, to Feyre’s surprise, the Night Court is far different than its reputation, just as the Spring Court fails to provide her with the love and warmth she expects. Soon, Feyre must make a choice regarding the two courts, one that may very well change the future of the realm forever.
In the second book of Court of Thorns and Roses, Maas continues her tradition of writing a book that takes FOREVER to get going, but, once it does, it’s awesome. Seriously, this book is far too long (like 200 pages too long), but the extra length is pretty much worth it in the end. The relationships really surprised me, and I was very excited at some of the plot twists. Definitely ready for the next book! Be warned, though, that this book is VERY adult. You may want to skip over some parts if you’re not a fan of more explicit material (more details in the analysis).
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