A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas
Feyre witnessed both her sisters, Nesta and Elain, being thrown into the Cauldron. When they reemerged they became Fae. She offered to go with Tamlin and be the spy. Feyre ordered Rhysand to take care of her sisters in the meantime. She is really angry at Tamlin for selling everyone out and dragging her sisters into this world. Feyre plays a part and a very convincing part to ensure that no one knows her true motives. All the while she had learned that she was Rhysand’s mate and he didn’t tell her. Not only that but she values that he treats her as his equal whereas Tamlin never. Tamlin was a monster who betrayed them all and is continued to work with Hybern. When Feyre returns to her own court she visits her sisters to check in on them. Nesta wants to get revenge while Elain is still trying to cope with the losses. Rhysand urges to gather allies to fight in the war.
This book was thick on the premise of talking politics within the world that Maas created which felt a lot but given the direction that she wanted with this novel is understandable. Besides the small training arcs and the war arc, I enjoyed the novel. There were moments that made my eyes widen such as when Feyre was punishing one of the mean priestesses by making her shatter her own hand with a rock. That was badass and I loved that Feyre is coming into her powers and how Rhysand isn’t holding her back but rather encouraging her. He seems to be like just her henchmen in my perspective. There was another scene where Tamlin said some rather derogatory words against Feyre and her court decided to stand and tell him to not disrespect her. This novel had a lot of #girlboss moments. I loved that and the descriptions of some of the clothes as well that seem very elegant. I can’t wait to read the next book.