A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. I will link my reviews of A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury, if anyone is interested in having a look at them. I will try and keep this review as spoiler free as possible but as it is the third book in the series it may not be possible.

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Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Audience: New Adult
Genre: Fantasy

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Feyre will bring vengeance.
She has 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 Prythian 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.

I loved getting to experience the A Court of Thorns and Roses world once again with A Court of Wings and Ruin. I think that I love this one slightly less than A Court of Mist and Fury, but only because it didn’t have quite as much romance. But as an ending to a series, I thought it was terrific.

The character development in A Court of Wings and Ruin was different from what I was expecting, but I still loved it. In this book, there is a lot more effort to unravel pre-existing thoughts and feelings about some of the characters and make you wonder about their true motivations. I liked this as it made me continuously question throughout the book who I was meant to be supporting and who I was meant to hate. Feyre is still one of my favourite main characters, and I feel that she went through some real personal growth within this book, which was brilliant, especially as this is the third book in the series. In A Court of Wings and Ruin, we also meet more wider side characters, including all other High Lords. I loved this as it widened the world and really drew the world together. It also through up some questions that I hope get answered in future books in the series.

Much like we get to meet the other high lords, we also get to see some of their territories. This is something that I wanted from the beginning of the series, and it was amazing that it finally happened. I loved getting to learn about them and also hear about the grand palaces that they live in. I think that Sarah J. Maas does such a fantastic job with these palaces’ descriptions, so it feels as if you are there and experiencing it.

While A Court of Wings and Ruin is the ending to the Feyre trilogy, it is not the ending to the A Court of Thorns and Roses world. I particularly liked this as while we do get a resolution to the war, we are still left with questions that I really want answers to. My only small issue was that I wanted the final battle to be a little bit longer, as it felt as if it were over within the blink of an eye.

I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, which is set around Nesta, Feyre’s sister, especially as it will be strange to see the world from a different character’s perspective. If you have not picked up this series yet, I highly recommend that you do!

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