Book Talk: A Court of Hearts and Darkness (ACOTAR FanFic)

Hello, my darling readers!
If you haven’t unfollowed me by now for writing so many posts on the ACOTAR series, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this. After finishing the books by Sarah J. Maas I was so sad to let the series go, so I went on tumblr and found the best of all fanfics. A Court of Hearts and Darkness is just about an entire novel that continues the story after ACOWAR!

The Plot:

I’ll just let the wonderful Zoe (who wrote the fanfic) summarize the story:

It’s been over a century since the epic and bloody war against Hybern, but a new, unprecedented horror lies in wait to threaten everything the Inner Circle holds dear.

At a mere 17, it seems that the only one who can save them is the Heir to the Night Court, Feyre and Rhysand’s daughter Eleana, but as a creature so vile promises to kill everyone she loves, she must combat the urge to succumb to the darkness herself. The key to success lies hidden within her mate, the bastard born Kaden, who is as oblivious to the bond as her Court is oblivious to the war on the horizon.

With the help of her cousin and warrior Felix, the son of the famed Nesta and Cassian, they will try to save everything they hold dear, hopefully before the darkness takes them all.

The Rating:

This was just about the most perfect to get me out of my “I finished everything in the ACOTAR series”-slump. Just like with the original books by Sarah J. Maas, I couldn’t stop reading.

Her story is set after ACOWAR as she started writing before ACOFAS came out. So there are a few things that contradict the SJM books. However, I was more than prepared to overlook that little flaw.
A Court of Hearts and Darkness features all your most beloved characters from the original books, but as it’s set quite some time after them, we get so many new characters. Amazing, wonderful characters who will cause your heart to break.

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10 Thoughts I had while reading the ACOTAR series.

Hey guys!
I did reviews on all the books so far published in Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thrones and Roses series. However, in a normal review I just couldn’t squeeze in all the thoughts going through my head. So here’s a post consisting solely that – of course filled with spoilers!

#1 – Ianthe:

I didn’t like you bitch from the very start. But could you please stop – you know – breathing?

#2 The Suriel:

Sarah J. Maas, who dare you? Why did you have to kill off ACOTAR’s gossip girl? Just when everybody fell for this creepy creature. My heart will forever break over the chapter the Suriel died in.

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#3 The Weaver:

As the first installment of ACOTAR is obviously a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, in terms of fairy-tales the Weaver reminded me a bit of Hansel and Gretel. Wicked bitch living in a house in the middle of the woods luring people do their doom and devouring them.
HOWEVER, she’s my favorite bitch out there for not only killing of Ianthe but for having the balls to wear her jewlery while slaughtering thousands on the battle field. That’s what I call badass.

#4 Tamlin:

Just shut the fuck up ok? After finishing the series for the first time, I didn’t hate him that much. I just really disliked him. But after reading I a second time, my dislike grows.

I mean, seriously, how selfish can you be?
“Your hair is…clean.” What kind of compliment is that? And then at the end of everything UTM, instead of doing something (*cough cough* shout out to Rhys *cough cough*) he just sits there and does literally nothing until it’s too late for Feyre.

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Book Talk: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Hello, my lovely readers!
Welcome to the last part of my reviews on Sarah J. Maas’ ACOTAR series (so far). I am heartbroken that there’s nothing more to read, so prepare for a lengthy and spoiler-filled review.

A Court of Frost and Starlight (Cover from Goodreads)

The Plot:

After the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys and their family try to rebuild Velaris, try to rebuild their own lives. Winter Solstice is approaching. What better way to heal those wounds with a family gathering?

The Rating:

I also devoured this little piece of writing (it’s a novella) in one go.
I love that the pace is so much slower than in the other books as it only spans over a few days. However, that doesn’t mean the story is less intense.

Just like the novels before, this one had me weeping like a child.
I know many people hated this novella. Most likely because it’s so different from the rest in the series. But what broke my heart this time was seeing them all together, struggling to adjust, finally finding some peace and quiet. I loved it so much because the characters get something they deserve after all those horrific events in the past books.

Some things might have been a bit tacky and not overly thrilling, but that’s the way life is. We get chapters about almost every one of our favorite characters and learn a tiny bit more about where they come from and what they feel.

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Book Talk: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Hey guys!
It’s time to share all my thoughts and feelings on the third part of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series. As before my thoughts on A Court of Wings and Ruin will contain many many spoilers and be extensive.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (Cover from Goodreads)

The Plot:

Feyre is back at the Spring Court. However, now she is a double agent and Tamlin is about to get what he deserves. Hybern is preparing for war, but so is all of Prythian…

The Rating:

I can’t remember the last time I’ve been crying so hard.
Sarah J. Maas managed to rip my heart out with this one. I don’t even know what to do with all my feelings.
To be honest, I can’t remember any book ever affecting me this much. I finished A Court of Wings and Ruin in one sitting and was torn between reading more and getting closer to the end. I didn’t want this to be over, didn’t want to leave all those characters behind.

Not just the characters we already fell for. Like Rhysand who is just about perfect in every way. Or Feyre who is intense and relatable. Or Azriel, Cassian, Mor and Amren who deep are so much more than they seem at first glance. We get Feyre’s sisters who are now also High Fae and we already know that Nesta is more than a handful. But also Elain, sweet Elain who always ways nothing but good. ACOWAR also marks the return of Lucien who appears to be a more complicated character than we knew until now.

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Book Talk: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Hey guys!
Welcome to my review on the second installment in Sarah J. Maas’ ACOTAR series. I wasn’t the biggest fan of A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I have lots of feelings when it comes to this book. So be warned there will be lots of spoilers and a very long review!

A Court of Mist and Fury (Cover from Goodreads)

The Plot:

They survived. The horrors of Under The Mountain are behind them yet also within them. Both Feyre and Tamlin are struggling to readjust with their new lives after Amarantha. Although one of them is having more trouble than other…

The Rating:

I have so many feelings about this, I don’t even know where to start.
From my first review, you know that I’ve never been a fan of Tamlin. However, I could never really pinpoint what it was that made me dislike him (apart from being utterly boring). Now I know: he’s a total prick, that’s why! While I only rolled my eyes while reading the first book, I just wanted to smack his stupid face once I got into ACOMAF.
He is stupid, annoying, selfish and has a serious problem with his temper.

While reading all those chapters set in the Spring Court I kept wondering when Rhysand might come to claim the bargain as learning about the Night Court was the only reason I actually picked up the book.
So I couldn’t help but cheer when Rhys (who always knew how to make an entrance) saved her from marrying that idiot.

Let me just say, I knew there is more to Rhys and the whole Night Court from the very first minute! I actually wanted to scream at Feyre to get her head out of her ass and find out more about this place.

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