Okay. As you know from reading my first post about A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury, I was beyond excited for this book! However, I am sad to say I am a bit disappointed.
It’s not that I didn’t like this book, because I did, I just didn’t love it. There were lots of secrets that were kept, for no real reason. I understand you want to protect those you love, but I think there’s a line with the lying and going behind others backs. I though the plot was well-planned and well-excuted. The battles were great, and no one made it through totally unscarred. Maas just has a way with setting the stage with her world-building and her characters.
I believed the novel ended in a really good place. There was announcement that there is going to be another novel going to be out in 2018, but even if it ended as a trilogy it would have left me stated.
There was one glaring, irritating issue with this book. I’m not sure if it was because I had the Nook edition, but there were so grammatical errors that made my blood boil. It was one grammatical issue that kept repeating over and over, and that was questions were phrased as declarative sentences. There are times when this is used, as when you form a command as a question. It just drove me insane, there was one sentence that had two of the same errors. Just drove me a little nuts.
In my initial read I did overall like this book, not as much as the other two– through all the secrets, lies, deception and massive battles. I will definitely be rereading and I’ll most likely find things I missed, and that will make me enjoy the story even more. I’m sure the next installment will be as thrilling as the first three, and always leave you guessing.
A Court of Wings and Ruin — 3.5/5