I am in total book-hangover mode. I just finished A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas and I am in mourning.
You know that feeling where you’re eating something super delicious (like a wonderful piece of Godiva chocolate cheesecake) and you’re so tempted to eat it all at once because it’s so amazing? And you know that gut instinct that’s telling you the whole time that you should eat slowly, savor the flavor, and enjoy it sparingly?
That, dear friends, is a summary of the reading experience I had with ACOMAF the last few days. Three days to be exact. I read 624 pages in less than three days and I am deeply upset about it.
I wish I was that person who could hold on just a little bit longer to savor the experience of a truly phenomenal book, but I am that person that will binge-read like there’s no tomorrow and will go into a state of denial once I’m done.
I have to say, Sarah J. Maas is a QUEEN of beautiful storytelling. She is also THE queen of mending any reader-heartbreak by bringing along something a million times better.
When I finished A Court of Thorns and Roses, I thought I knew where the story was going. I thought I was so smart and cunning for thinking I knew where the next book was headed and I am so excited to say that I. WAS. WRONG.
(FYI: I don’t admit that I’m wrong about most things, and if I do, I am rarely content with that result. However, this case is a definite exception.)
A Court of Mist and Fury squashed all of my expectations. I don’t know how Maas crafts her characters so perfectly. I don’t know how she calculated every exact moment readers would feel anxious, frustrated, or confused and was able to comfort us by bettering each storyline, character, or relationship.
Since I’m trying to leave this post as spoiler-free as possible, I just have to say that I am so pleased with where this series is headed. A Court of Mist and Fury brought me magic, adventure, and romance in an even better way than I had hoped for. It shattered my expectations, surprised me at every turn, and provided me with such a fantastic reading experience.
I finished the book not even two hours ago and I’m already paging through my copy looking for my favorite passages and rereading because I don’t think I’ll be able to let go!
It’s like Harry Potter all over again! *insert crying face emoji next to heart-eyed emoji*
It upsets me that I’ll have to wait to figure out what happens next but I can guarantee you that I will have the next book pre-ordered the SECOND I hear about it.