Finally! A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas is available. Mine downloaded last night, and I wouldn’t even have notice, except for the fact that I follow Maas on Twitter, where she posted it would be available today.
I read the first in this series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, not even a few months ago. Set up to be a trilogy, according to Maas, the Court books follow Feyre, a nineteen-year-old human girl, as she navigates the treacherous ways of the Fae. Thorn is, as promoted, a take on Beauty and the Beast. Feyre, as punishment for killing another Fae in wolf form, is taken from her family by Tamlin to the world of the faeries. This world is one of deceptions, and Feyre is often confounded by the secrets.
But these secrets must be kept because of the curse (Of course!) placed on the Spring Court, Tamlin’s domain. Eventually, Feyre feels more at peace in the Spring Court than she ever did in the human world, where she struggled to feed her sisters and father. Tamlin shows her the wonders of the Fae world, and he gives her to opportunity to follow her artistic passion with his encouragement. However, Feyre and Tamlin’s peaceful existence is disrupted by an evil faerie (what else?), and the tranquil life that she has found becomes something elusive when she is forced to battle for her and Tamlin’s future.
Themes of acceptance, self-discovery, artistry, and prejudice abound in Thorns, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting its sequel, which apparently is based off the story of Persephone and Hades. Whenever I think of this Greek myth, I always think of a quote from Lisa Kleypas in Seduce Me at Sunrise–“But Kev had understood exactly why the underwold god had stolen Persephone for his bride. He had wanted a little bit of sunshine, of warmth, for himself, down in the cheerless gloom of his dark palace.” (Great book, too! Read it!)
Anyway, at the end of Thorns Feyre makes a deal with the Night Court High Fae, Rhysand, who is definitely swoon-worthy, to stay in his court for a week every month. The Court of Mist and Fury is about this, and here’s what I hope:
That Rhysand doesn’t supplant Tamlin in Feyre’s heart.
I LOVE Tamlin and Feyre, but I know Maas has a tendency to change love interests as a series progress (SEE: Throne of Glass series). No matter how much I love Rhysand, I love Tamlin and Feyre together more.
I’ll give you a review of A Court of Mist and Fury sometime this weekend, my lovelies! Yay!
Ta-ta for now,