A Court of Wings and Ruin

who is surprised that i binge-read this on the day of release? anyone? yeah, me either. but i do have some regrets. like the fact that there is no more. sigh. let’s talk about this rollercoaster.

i should have read it slower but i just couldn’t put it down. there were some slower paced sections but the book moved at a steady clip for the majority. i felt like i was barely dealing with each new emotional situation that was thrown at me. there were so many characters who i did not expect to be involved and who turned out to be very different than i had assumed. overall, this was a great closing to the trilogy and let things open to a new trilogy to be written in the world. i look forward to learning more about the characters and the world that this series made me fall in love with.

from this point on, there are spoilers.

i am so glad that feyre was not in the spring court for very long because i could not have handled that. i need rhysand, its why i’m reading this series in the first place. however, i was expecting lucien to be even more suspicious than he was but i still like that he was not trusting feyre’s bs. also so thankful that he went with her, he needed to be away from how toxic tamlin was getting.

so who was expecting that face-turn from tamlin? from jurian? i mean come on, who could have guessed that would happen. i mean tamlin is still the biggest tool but i was certainly not expecting him to come to the summit or to help them. like that was insane. i’m still trying to process that jurian was a good guy. i think that might have been pushing things too far. it was just too much of a face-turn, i don’t trust it at all.

i know i’m skipping a lot but this is what stands out to me the most. rhysand fucking died. he died. and then made a joke about feyre knowing what he went through. no dude. not acceptable. no one should know what that feels like. i am so thankful that she got him back because i would not have been able to finish the book or read any other books in the world without him. he is literally my favorite.

can we just talk about cassian and nesta for a moment? or the rest of my life? that was such a beautiful progression of their relationship. but poor cassian getting his wings messed up not once but twice. poor baby. but he got nesta out of it. i really thought both of them were going to die, i really did. i was even ready for it because they were together and they had basically admitted their feelings. i can’t wait to see what happens with them going forward now that they have admitted they want to be together and regret all the time they wasted.

i know this is unpopular, but after the reveal with mor, i really like the idea of azriel and elain. it doesn’t seem like lucien will be a good fit for elain, he just doesn’t know how to handle her. she’s mysterious and far more powerful than anyone has probably realized. and he is very focused on the fact that they are mates, he doesn’t even know if she is worth fighting for. i think this would be a good time to show that the mate bond can be rejected and things will be okay. i love the friendship that developed between azriel and elain. he cared deeply for her. and she trusts him. i mean, he gave her his weapon. the one no one has been allowed to touch, not even morrigan who he has been in love with for hundreds of years. that right there says something. i really think this is a good opportunity to show the different paths the mate bond can take.

i can’t even think about the suriel without crying so i’m not going there. but damn.

overall, i loved the book. there were some parts that felt rushed. i may reevaluate my feelings when i get around to re-reading it a little more slowly. but i felt this was a good end to the series. i’m even more rhysand trash which i didn’t know was possible after acomaf.

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