Book ReviewNew AdultYoung Adult

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury | Pages: 705

Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5)


Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings 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 allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.


I’m not crying. I’m not crying. Ok, yes I am totally crying.

What an epic book. Such a great ending to a fantastic series. I am just so in awe of the storyline, the writing and how amazing this book was in general.

This is one of those reviews where I just don’t quite know what to say. Apart from gushing over every character and every scenario, there’s not much else I can add.

That being said, I would like to gush over Maas’ incredible writing. She is able to invoke so much emotion from me – just from reading one book. I went from angry to shocked, from sadness to happiness. I love that writing holds the power to do that to its reader and Sarah J Maas is exceptional at evoking that emotion.

Also, these characters are just so amazing. I loved every single one of them. I loved them through heartache, sadness, happiness, betrayal, hopefulness and everything in between. I will forever be grateful to the world that these characters gave me and to Maas for creating them.

Well – this is totally one of the weirdest reviews I’ve written. But it’s so hard to talk about this book without spoiling every little detail. All I can say is that it was incredible and heartwarming. I can’t wait until A Court of Frost and Starlight to get some more of these characters in my life!


Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5)

Update: I recently purchased this book in hardcover, to add to my collection (I originally borrowed the books). To my surprise, Chapters/Indigo sent me a signed copy of the book! It’s the most beautiful thing ever!

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Favourite Quotes:

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

“It is the family you make, not the one you are born into, that matters.”

About the Author:

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

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Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!

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