Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Released: 2 May 2017
Series: A Court Of Thorns And Roses #3
Feyre will bring vengeance.
She had left the Night Court - and her High Lord - and is playing a deadly game of deceit. In the Spring Court, Tamlin is making deals with the invading king threatening to bring Prythians to its knees and Feyre is determined to uncover his plans. But to do so she must weave a web of lies, and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As mighty armies grapple for power, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords - and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
But while war rages, it is her heart that will face the greatest battle.
Alright, now I'm struggling to express how much I loved this book, because I don't want to sound repetitive, but damn this was a great conclusion to Feyre's story!
Taken back to the Spring Court, Feyre plans to not only get revenge on Tamlin and Ianthe for bringing here sisters into the war against Hybern, but also gather information on Tamlin's association with its King. She plans on bringing down the court from the inside and show the people that Tamlin and his High Priestess cannot be trusted, especially when Tamlin is making deals with the enemy and granting them access to the Wall. When she finally returns to the Night Court, Rhysand and his inner circle begin planning on how to defeat Hybern, hopefully before he reaches Prythian. But a meeting with the other High Lords comes too late, and Hybern's forces reach Prythian and the mortal realm before a plan can be fully formulated. With war raging in the mortal lands, the Night Court and it's allies must fight against a much larger army in order to protect not only themselves but the humans on their land. Destroying the Cauldron is the only way Hybern will be defeated, and it's a race against the clock to uncover how to do it.
Okay, so you already know how much I love this series, especially the second book, so it's hard to describe what I loved about this book that doesn't sound repetitive and also doesn't give away too many spoilers (because you really need to experience everything this book has to offer).
Firstly, Feyre's character development since the first book is awesome. She's always been a strong female character, but this book just really shows her as a kick-ass heroine not to be messed with. Her time in the Spring Court at the beginning of the book was so enjoyable because of how she's secretly playing everyone off each other in order to bring down Tamlin. You're cheering for her success and Tamlin's demise, because he's honestly a dickhead at this point (and even though he does sort of redeem himself a little bit at the end, I still dislike him).
One of my favourite parts of the book has to be when we meet all the other High Lords. They all have such interesting personalities and backstories and I'd honestly love to see more of them in novellas, or something, because they were all fantastic. And when they all get in a room with one another, it's not only hilarious and dramatic, but it's a really interesting dynamic (even if Tamlin was a complete arse). Throw in some LGBTQ+ characters and reveals and you've got some fantastic characters you can't help but love, even if you only get to see them for a small amount of time. Trust me when I say that you'll be left wanting more of some of the High Lords.
Once again, Sarah's writing has continued going from strength to strength. When compared to the first book, you can see how much this series has grown and improved. I adore the world of Prthyian, especially as we get to see a glimpse into the other courts in this book.
This was definitely an emotional read, especially the last third of the book. Be prepared to shed a few tears. With war raging and alliances changing, people acting as a double agent and long-lost saviors, there was a lot a action and drama. With this being the final book in Feyre's part of the story, it was definitely a great ending. I can't wait to see who will become the main character in the next book, especially since there a few with unfinished stories. Personally, I'm hoping it's one of Feyre's sisters, as both still have so much more to their stories. Either way, I just hope we get to see more of Feysand in the rest of the series!
Honestly 700 pages was not enough - I wanted more, but in a good way because I was so immersed in the world that I didn't want to leave. Seriously, I've said it before and I'll say it again, the hype surrounding this series is well-deserved. This series has definitely become one of my favourites and it's one that I will definitely reread in the future. This third book had everything I wanted and more, and there were plenty of twists and turns to keep me on the edge of my seat and unable to put it down.
I'm sure there's something that I've forgotten to mention, but overall, I loved it all. And now the wait begins for book four!