Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin

August 28, 2017

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A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“The great joy and honour of my life has been to know you. To call you my family. And I am grateful - more than I can possibly say - that I was given this time with you all”

 I waited a little bit after I finished this book to write a review because I feel like if I had written something the moment I finished it it would have, without a doubt, been compromised. Mainly because I loved it's predecesor and was in such a rush to find out what happened in the end that I devoured this book (spending the twelve hours of my night time flight reading, even when my eyes felt terribly dry, which is really not a healthy habit). I have to admit that though I loved it at first I can now see some flaws I overlooked in my obsession.

“I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have... the wait was worth it.”

 As always, I love Rhysand, he's the light of my life and I especially enjoyed how his and Feyre's relationship became so solid as the story progressed. The secondary characters are awesome as well, the only exception I can think of is maybe Nesta, I guess I like her better alone than with Cassian, he's so sweet and brave and to me she just feels so hateful, she's the girl who wished her family would starve because she was mad at her father and then was incredibly mean to her little sister for years just because Feyre decided she wasn't going to let her family perish. I don't now, I just don't like them together very much.

 On the other side I thought the final battle was really good, even though I feared the worst at some point (so not cool Sarah J Maas) but at the same time parts of the ending struck me as elaborate deus ex machina devices where the author tried to fix all plot holes while including all characters, which really wasn't necessary.

 In conclusion I think my opinions on this one are a little mixed to say the least, but oh well I still liked it for the most part, the Inner Circle was brilliant and the dinamics between characters is always my favourite part. I'm also very glad for the happy ending, it was perfect.


 Decidí esperar un poco luego de leer este libro porque sentí que cualquier cosa que escribiera inmediatamente iba a estar comprometida, mayoritariamente porque amé el predecesor y tenía tanta prisa por saber que ocurriría al final que éste me lo devoré (leyendo durante todo mi vuelo de doce horas, aún cuando me ardieron los ojos). Sin embargo debo admitir que aunque en un principio amé este libro, ahora hay varias cosas que no me gustan.

 Como siempre, amo a Rhysand, es la luz de mi existencia y disfruto especialmente de lo sólida que se ha vuelto su relación con Feyre a medida que progresa la historia. Los personajes segundarios son buenísimos también, la única excepción que se me ocurre es Nesta, supongo que me gusta más sola que con Cassian que es tan valiente y dulce, mientras que ella parece estar llena de odio; es la chica que deseaba que su familia muriera de hambre y que constantemente se burlaba de su hermana pequeña porque la última decidió que no iba a dejar que su familia pereciera. No sé la verdad, no me gustan mucho ellos dos juntos.

 Por otro lado me encantó la batalla final, sin embargo al mismo tiempo hubieron partes del final que me parecieron como un elaborado deus ex machina dónde la autora trató de cerrar la trama e incluir a todos los personajes en ella, lo que realmente no era necesario.

 En conclusión creo que mis opiniones de este libro están un poco divididas; pero bueno, me gustó de todas maneras, la dinámica entre los personajes es siempre mi parte favorita. Además estoy muy contenta de que haya habido un final feliz, fue perfecto.


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  1. I know it's an unpopular opinion, but I always have mixed feelings about SJM books. There are things I love and things I have a hard time with.
    Thanks for stopping by Jen Ryland

    1. I have some mixed feelings as well, I mean I think sometimes she's great and really hits the target with a book; but there are a lot of problems like lack of representation and such that cannot be ignored in her writing as well.

      PS: We should totally trade recommendations like we said!

  2. I myself loved this! I see what you mean about Nesta but I still like her. The gay thing was a bit off-putting, like Maas only included it for the pressure she was getting from readers, but I guess it was still good?