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#Review: A Court Of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

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acowar_usA Court Of Wings And Ruin

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Genre/Themes: Young Adult/NA, Fantasy

Release Date: May 2nd 2017

Page Count: 699

Format: Hardcover/Audible

ISBN: 9781408857908


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Maria's Rating -4-01

I can’t believe A Court of Wings and Ruin has already come and gone. It felt like I would have to wait forever after I finished A Court of Mist & Fury! Now look, 700 pages later and I’m done with the third book! Of course, I had many thoughts and feelings while reading this book, so keep on reading to find out more!


What I Liked

The storytelling. I went back and forth between reading the hardcover and listening to the audible version of A Court Of Wings and Ruin. While both physically reading and audibly listening, I felt as though I was experiencing a film without watching one. The way these books are written really help you to visualize the world and its characters. If only they could become actual films/television series in the future..please?!

The characters…for the most part. I think that the characters are one of the elements that has made me feel so attached to this series to begin with. I’m not big on reading trilogies and series because my attention span is terrible. Usually by the end of book one, I’ve had enough. This is not the case with the ACOTOR series. While the first book was alright, it was the second that really had me feeling invested in the characters. Of course, there are a few that I really don’t care too much about, but there are so many great ones, you forget about those that are despicable.

The pace. These books are huge. A Court of Wings And Ruin is 700 pages long for crying out loud. As mentioned above, my attention span is terrible and it can take me a while to read a book. 700 pages is extremely intimidating for me, so finishing it felt very satisfying. The pace of the story is what really kept me going. It was so fast paced and it didn’t lag at all. The action was immediate and everything flowed so well.


What I Didn’t Like

The single perspective. I know all of the books thus far have been written this way and maybe multiple perspectives isn’t the only solve, but I think I’m getting sick of Feyre’s thoughts and actions. One of my biggest complaints in this story is that there are sex scenes in almost every other chapter. Like I get it, you have sex. But when those scenes feel like they’re thrown in there for the hell of it and they all feel the same, I’m going to get bored. As Kat from Life And Other Disasters mentioned, I would be okay if this were the last book in the series. Or at least give me a different perspective with the upcoming releases!


There you have it! I have officially finished reading A Court of Wings and Ruin! I know there are more books coming out, but I really REALLY hope that Sarah J. Maas decides to explore some of her other characters with them. Overall, this was an entertaining read and I can’t believe another book in this series has already come and gone!


About The Author

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Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel, is available now. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.


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13 thoughts on “#Review: A Court Of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

    1. Right?! I don’t read books this large that often but I always feel proud of myself when I manage to finish one! 🙂

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  1. I agree, the number of sex scenes seems to increase exponentially with each book, the worst was Empire of Storms suddenly having loads of sex scenes after absolutely none in the previous books! I don’t mind a sex scene, but most of them just feel gratuitous. I think the spin off series is going to focus on different characters and possibly have cameos from the ACOTAR guys, from what I’ve read. Maybe their descendents or something 😃

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    1. I actually haven’t ventured into the world of Throne Of Glass, but I always thought it was meant for a younger crowd and wouldn’t contain sexual scenes, but hey I wasn’t expecting that with ACOTAR either haha! It would be a little abrupt to read them out of no where half way through a series though! I really really do hope the focus shifts on to other characters with the upcoming books! Let’s hope for the best! 😀

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      1. Throne of Glass is really good and definitely not for younger teens, it’s really violent and gory, and as of book 5 is full of sex lol. I’d recommend it though 😊

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  2. I think that the movie rights for ACOTAR are already optioned since 2015, but we all know that unless there is specific casting, it means absolutely nothing.
    I agree on so many points with you on this one. Thanks for mentioning me 😀

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    1. Right?! ACOMAF was 100% the best of the three! There was just a little something that wasn’t as special with ACOWAR, but it was still very entertaining!

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    1. Right?! I feel like it has just become sort of repetitive now and I’d really like to see the focus shift onto other characters! 😀

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