A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) – Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Pages: 705
Release Date: May 2, 2017


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. 



Despite having read this when it first released, finishing the novel left me in pieces. I won’t be forgetting this world and these characters anytime soon.

ACOWAR has a lot to accomplish in 700 pages. Maas has to give readers a satisfying ending, expand the world, and set up future projects. She accomplishes all this and more with flying colours. There wasn’t a single moment the novel felt slow and the ending did not feel rushed.

What I appreciated more upon this reread was Nesta and Cassian. Their budding romance was obvious the first time around, but Nesta’s failing mental health was not. I had not expected Nesta to be so hard and unforgiving in A Court of Silver Flames. Had I reread ACOWAR beforehand I would have expected it and appreciated her journey even more than I already do.

The end of this novel wrecked me. I knew what was coming, but still cried my eyes out. It’s a truly heartbreaking scene that only lasts a couple of pages. I wonder if it was as hard for Maas to write as it was for readers to read since it’s only a handful of pages?

Overall, A Court of Wings and Ruin is a heartbreaking ending to the trilogy. I cried my eyes out despite knowing what was going to happen. This series will forever be one of my all-time favourites.


Have you read ACOWAR? What did you think?

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