ACOTAR – 5/5
ACOMAF – 1000000/5
I just spent seven hours on my couch reading and finishing ACOMAF last night. Seriously, is there some sort of Support group I can go to, because…
The book hangover is serious with this one. I had to leave the house, take a walk around the block, play video games, and watch a few episodes of Psych before I felt like I wasn’t expecting Rhysand to tickle my mind walls and magic me a little note.
I borrowed ACOMAF from the library due to my book ban (and also because I needed to read it after finishing ACOTAR) and now I just want to buy the book and bookmark all my favorite passages. Double goes to the scene when Rhysand gives Feyre his entire story of his motives. GUHHH.
ACOTAR’s plot summary – She stole a life. Now she must pay with her heart.
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it … or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
I’m not going to share the plot summary of ACOMAF because it actually is a spoiler within itself.
My thoughts – I’ve never been a huge fan of high fantasy. It’s mostly because I have a hard time remembering all the characters, what their names are, who they are in relation to the main character. Honestly, I got confused by which Bennett sister was talking to Mr. Bingly at some points. Also, completely new worlds means a new set of rules I have to remember and follow. New creatures means new memorizations of their genealogy so that I can properly follow along with the story. However, Sarah J. Maas kept it simple; there were humans and then there were faeries. So, I went into this book hoping for the best and received the best.
“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.“
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”
I’m trying to be professional in my review, but I can’t. This story pulls you straight down the rabbit hole into its world. It’s like watching a movie in the theater with full immersion of your senses. I can feel what Feyre was feeling; the loneliness, the anger, the torture, the pain. It’s all there written out for you with pieces slowly revealed throughout the story so that when it’s time for you to know the truth, you’re told the truth. I honestly hope Sarah J Maas lands a movie deal and they make this into a movie. It’s just that good.
I’ve been really having a tough time explaining how I feel about these books. They’re incredible. I’ve never read a series of stories so incredibly intricate and well-balanced. Feyre is beautiful, but powerful. Tamlin is strong, but stupidly follows his heart than his head. Rhysand is a total prick, but for good reason. Every single character is so detailed that you feel for every single one of them. Even the villain has reasons for doing what she did. I’m going to say it. It’s up there with Harry Potter. It really is.
“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”
Granted I do have a bias. I’ve only read a few high fantasy books and really loving the genre. There might be books way better than this story, but I’m glad I took the time to read what’s available in the series now. I can’t wait for her other books to come out and I can read more about what happens to Feyre, Rhysand, and Tamlin. And just to make things official, I’m so utterly shipping Feyre x Rhysand as my OTP.
Also, sexy sex scenes that make you wish these characters can come to life and woo you. Ooh yeah…