Reading Level: Adult
Length: 23 hours and 16 minutes (640 pages)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in A Court of Thorns and Roses series
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
“Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.”
I thought this was a much much better book than the first one in the series. It starts out a bit slow but really develops into something amazing. The growth and changes in Feyre as she progresses through this book are incredible.
I listened to this on audiobook and enjoyed it. Ikeda does an excellent job with character voices and of portraying emotion.
This ended up being a very romance heavy fantasy, but the romance is well done and doesn’t really derail the story at all so I enjoyed it. I would definitely say this is an adult read (not YA) there are some very explicit sex scenes in here.
I liked the story of the Courts and their battle against the King of Highborne. However, the really engaging part of the story starts when Feyre ends up in the Night Court and unveils their secrets.
The writing style is beautiful and flows well. The descriptions are amazing and really make the story come alive. This story was completely engaging and I found myself listening to the audiobook non-stop and finding excuses to drive around just so I could keep listening to it.
Overall I enjoyed this book a ton more than the first book in this series. The story is well done, the characters are complex and completely engaging, and I enjoyed the magic and world-building as well. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series! I would recommend to adults who enjoy fantasy romance.