A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, 3) - book cover
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing; New edition
  • Published : 02 Jun 2020
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN-10 : 1635575605
  • ISBN-13 : 9781635575606
  • Language : English

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, 3)

The epic third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's actions and learn what she can about the invading king threatening to bring her land to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit. One slip could bring doom not only for Feyre, but for everything-and everyone-she holds dear.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre endeavors to take her place amongst the High Fae of the land, balancing her struggle to master her powers-both magical and political-and her love for her court and family. Amidst these struggles, Feyre and Rhysand must decide whom to trust amongst the cunning 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 fate of Feyre's world is at stake as armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy it.

Editorial Reviews

""Simply dazzles."" ―Booklist on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

""Passionate, violent, sexy and daring…. A true page-turner."" ―USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

""Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed!"" ―Huffington Post on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

""Vicious and intoxicating…. A dazzling world, complex characters and sizzling romance."" ―RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

""A sexy, action-packed fairytale."" ―Bustle on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

""Fiercely romantic, irresistibly sexy and hypnotically magical. A veritable feast for the senses."" ―USA Today on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

""Hits the spot for fans of dark, lush, sexy fantasy."" ―Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

""An immersive, satisfying read."" ―Publishers Weekly on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

""Darkly sexy and thrilling."" ―Bustle on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

""Fast-paced and explosively action-packed."" ―Booklist on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

""The plot manages to seduce you with its alluring characters, irresistible world and never-ending action, leaving you craving more."" ―RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

Readers Top Reviews

a person
This book has been given so many bad reviews, to be honest, I was worried before reading it because ACOMAF was such an improvement from ACOTAR I didn’t want it to go down hill... it didn’t! For NO SPOILERS, I loved the development you see in Nesta and mor and the background you of Amren. A lot of topics and people that were spoken about in the previous books are explained in this one, so it all makes sense and it’s very interesting. Everything just seemed to click. Just read this book... I’m so glad I did. SPOILERS I adored when Feyre sees Rhys again after The Spring. The only slight off point I wasn’t keen on was the battle (no. 2) I just found it quite long and confusing but. I actually started crying when Rhys gave the little speech pre battle and near the end of the book... I loved how you are Nessas and Cassians relationship grow, and how much they rely on each other, even if them (or no one) will say it. One of my favourite scenes was where Nessa is trying to protect Cassian from the King, and vice versa.. But, yes 5/5, not quite as good as Mist and Fury, but still five stars. Although, nothing could top Rhys’ humour and their budding relationship in ACOMAF really. Anyway. Give it a read!
little bookwormSophi
Continuing on from A Court of Mist and Fury, the story starts with Feyre back in the Spring Court as she acts as a secret spy in Tamlin's kingdom ahead of the coming war with Hybern. Yet if Prythian is to stand any true chance against Hybern, Feyre, Rhysand and the other members of the Night Court are going to have to find ways to gather all the allies they can get. Will all the High Lords be able to find a way to work together, and set aside their differences? I really enjoyed the first two books of this series and was eager to read this last instalment, however, I have to say I was disappointed in this end to the trilogy and found it coming up pretty short in comparison to its predecessors. For a start the book was unnecessary long, and overall I found it quite a slog to get through, tempted at times to simply give up, and I have to confess that I ended up more skim reading certain parts. I was intrigued with the set up at the start of the story back in the Spring Court, and think this could have been made to work really well, but in actual fact this first part of the book was pretty poor for me. A lot of this was due to Feyre constantly being portrayed with such super-powers, nothing really felt like a threat or challenge to her, as she just walked over everyone so easily. Also I know Tamlin did act badly in the second book, however, there were reasons as to why he did what he did, and I for one don't think he deserved the complete lack of mercy that Feyre treated him with here. Indeed, I have to say that overall I didn't really like Feyre's character all that much in this book as a whole. She seemed to have lost all her vulnerabilities, and was just a bit too ruthless and arrogant for me. Its not that she's lost her compassion entirely, but she's very self-absorbed here. I did enjoy Lucien's character in this book, indeed it may have been my overall favourite portrayal in the book, and that was because unlike so many other characters, Lucien still had his complexities (unfortunately I felt he was under-used in the second half of the story). Other favourites on the other hand, such as most of the Night Court, just were painted a little too immaturely in this book. On the one hand there is this really serious threat portrayed of the impending war, and yet so often these characters are just goofing around and making jokes, acting rather like teenagers if anything, with more interest in their romantic entanglements than anything else. Nor did these romantic sub-plots really lead anywhere though, with no character or relationship development. Feyre and Rhysand were just too 'sickeningly' in love in this book, Rhysand himself 'too perfect', all the mystery and edge that was so present in the first book and was still maintained in the second despite understanding his character better, lost entirely now and replace...

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