Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin

By Kendra Sue - May 03, 2019

So the other day I finished reading A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, the third installment of her series for A Court of Thorns and Roses. It was her final book in this series and after this is A Court of Frost and Starlight which I'm excited for.

This is not going to be a spoiler-free review and I'm sorry about that, I just have some things to say about it that I can't keep contained in a spoiler-free review lol. 

I give this book a 3.5/5 stars for a lot of reasons I will discuss, but I'm going to be honest and say this was definitely not my favorite in the series. It took much longer than I wanted it to and for some parts I was very bored and was almost glad to be done with it. 

So Feyre is back in the Spring Court with Tamlin at the very beginning, and since finishing, I kind of forgot that little detail. She escapes when she's had enough of Tamlin joining forces with Hybern in the war to destroy the wall and go after humans. She was working as a spy in the Spring Court for Rhysand and the rest of the Court, gaining information to send back to them and try to stop Tamlin and Hybern's forces.

She runs away again and Lucien goes with her to find his mate, Elaine, who is with her sister Nesta, Mor, Azriel and Cassian in the Night Court, safe and away from Hybern after they were both born from out of the Cauldron. 

I'm going to skip around to later in the book when I got bored. I'm not the best at reading about war, I tend to get really bored by it when talking about battles. This is where I dropped down the rating a little bit. Some of it just felt like filler stuff, and I know filler and fluff is important in some books, this one I didn't like it? 

Another thing I didn't like, which me and another friend agreed on, was the lacking of explanation of Mor's sexuality. It became apparent in the second book she had a history with the boys, and in the second book she was so cold. And then Maas's explanation for her was "I just prefer females but I get pleasure from both" is not black and white, which some readers need it to be. We need representation in books, especially in the LGBT community. Since I'm a member of the community I would have loved to know what Maas really thought of Mor's sexuality and what she would call her, if that makes sense. 

I really liked the book, but the second book will remain my favorite, I think. I can't wait to read A Court of Frost and Starlight, but I'm going to give Maas's books a break for a little while before I read that one! 

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