Heir of Fire Throne of Glass 3. Crown of Midnight Throne of Glass 2. I supposed that in the past weeks, I had crafted my demeanor as intricately as one of these paintings. I supposed that if I had also chosen to show myself as I truly wished, I would have been adorned with flesh-shredding talons, and hands that choked the life out of those now in my company. I would have left the gilded halls stained red. But not yet. Swift revenge helped no one and nothing but my own, roiling rage.
Even if every time I looked at them, I saw Nesta fling that finger at the King of Hybern in a death-promise. The paintbrush snapped between my fingers. Cursing under my breath, I glanced to the windows, the doors.
This place was too full of watching eyes to risk throwing it in the rubbish bin. I cast my mind around me like a net, trawling for any others near enough to witness, to be spying. I found none. I held my hands before me, one half of the brush in each palm.
For a moment, I let myself see past the glamour that concealed the tattoo on my right hand and forearm. The markings of my true heart. My true title. High Lady of the Night Court. Half a thought had the broken paintbrush going up in flames. The fire did not burn me, even as it devoured wood and brush and paint.
When it was nothing but smoke and ash, I invited in a wind that swept them from my palms and out the open windows. For good measure, I summoned a breeze from the garden to snake through the room, wiping away any lingering tendril of smoke, filling it with the musty, suffocating smell of roses.
Starting with those roses. I made a good show of appearing lost in my work, hunching my shoulders a bit, angling my head. A Court of Wings and Ruin - Page 4. A Court of Wings and Ruin - Page 5. If you're a parent, you know your child, and if you think its too mature of them, don't let them read it.
Teen, 14 years old Written by Navira February 15, Kid, 12 years old December 21, The best book in the series yet This book really is a piece of art. We all know If your kid wants to read this book, just let them. This title contains: Educational Value. Positive Messages. Teen, 16 years old Written by king in the north December 4, Although i'm not much into fantasy, this book completely changed my opinion around. Has just the right amount of everything you would wish for in a book!
Teen, 14 years old Written by Radiamond August 29, Please do not read this series. As a 14 year old I can say that this book is extremely inappropriate. Teen, 15 years old Written by Rk August 22, An amazing creation from the first book a court of thorn and roses the story felt like beauty and the beast with captivating twists and turns as they fight for their lives. A great book for anyone willing to deal with the more sexual and violent bits of the story.
Maas will keep writing wildly successful books. And I am never, never, never going to forget that it happened. Everyone told me I couldn't do it.
Just DNF it, they said. You're being insane, they said. Why would you force yourself through pages of misery? Actually, didn't you hate the second book? And you know what? They were right, because that was stupid. It may have taken me eight months. But it's over. Cauldron help me make it through View all comments.
When you remain stubbornly indifferent towards a book that everyone else loves and you feel like the unlikely hero in high school movies being pelted with dodgeballs!! Especially when I can remember an exact moment in time where I thought with all my heart i could never hate this series and well I proved her wrong.
May 07, Simona Bartolotta rated it did not like it Shelves: ebooks , fantastic-lit-and-co , in-english , Good kids. For honesty's sake, the last two thirds of the book I could only bring myself to skim through and I'm quite proud of myself for managing even that. The first third had accurately enlightened me as to what I was to expect, and my abysmally low expectations were met point by point.
We girls of the SmutClub weren't able to do a proper buddy read as we did last year with ACoMaF due to real life kicking our asses, however, I'm sure you don't want to miss Sarah's and Reyes's reviews, and Emer's call for honesty and good sense when it comes to the target market of this series and of the Throne of Glass series too, at this point perfectly highlights a problem I haven't been able to wrap my mind around since it first arose.
I used to consider her books a guilty pleasure until, well, yesterday. The word "pleasure" in that expression, though, baffled me very much even before. More correctly, reading her was an experience akin to getting your first period at school and noticing too late mortally embarrassing , while ranting about it later was a honest if inclement exercise in snark, just as reading other people's reviews with previous knowledge of the book was pure amusement, be them positive or negative, and this latter reason is probably what always convinced me to suffer a little for the greater fun.
Sometimes I also enjoyed some parts, so mine wasn't all sadism, after all. But A Court of Wings and Ruin? I still have no clue about what this absurd title is supposed to mean. This one was sheer torture. A bore. Like having a pitchfork repeatedly shoved in the eyeballs. I should refer you to my review of A Court of Mist and Fury , which already contains many, if not all, of the issues I had with this final instalment too, because since I've read that book with way more attention than I did ACoWaR, you'd probably find that one more specific and generally accurate.
It's a miracle -or whatever its opposite would be called. Saying that it's melodramatic doesn't begin to describe it anymore; admitting that its basic rule is emotional manipulation would be such and understatement, my fingers itch.
Everything is amplified, everything is exaggerated, everything makes twice the noise that it should make proportionally to its dimensions. Which is to say, everything becomes grotesque. Ridiculousness abounds , especially when matters of the heart you have no idea how much I struggled not to use some other word that would have been more fit to the case at hand there are concerned. I'll make just two quick examples both taken from chapter The examples may contain mild spoilers.
Rhys paused, hand slipping from my hair as his smile faded. But he would, I realized. My choice. It had always been my choice with him. It is evident that Maas is still shoving in our faces that we must absolutely love Rhysand Example number two trigger warning: this one's rather disgusting. I for sure gagged once or twice. As if we had days and days to do this.
Maas tries so hard to write steamy, sexy moments that she stopped noticing that the way she writes them became a long time ago I dare say utterly ridiculous. It sours everything. There is a reason if one of the axioms of storytelling is that talking about happiness is difficult : it's uninteresting, poor of nuances, syrupy: people don't want to hear about happiness.
A shame the impression we get from the whole series is the very opposite : Feyre's character growth not automatically meant as an upward trajectory seems to be irreversibly connected to the "male" who is even virtually at her side. In this book, she and Rhysand are pretty much a single entity. Can I feel a tinge of outrage at this, please? We women are very able to be complete on our own, thank you very much.
The whole "mating system" I can't even, it's too ridiculous has me not exactly convinced in this regard too. I fail to see the women's empowerment in this. It felt like I had just swallowed a monumental bucket of melted sugar and I couldn't even breathe because the very air got stuck to the sticky back of my throat.
Basically it made me finally understand that Maas's main interest was to make sure none of her precious babies got so much as a scratch. The first book was nice and very entertaining, the second was still entertaining but way less nice, the third is ignoble. Bottom line: this series is crap. Don't read it.
There are far more worthy books out there waiting for you. Jun 13, Natalie Monroe rated it really liked it Shelves: my-inner-feminist-cries-with-joy , the-earth-is-flat , deus-ex-machina , fearless-protagonists , lgbtqia-if-you-squint , your-spesual-is-showing , girl-squad , great-but-not-quite-there-yet , he-s-so-bad-but-he-does-it-so-well , kick-ass-heroines. Night Triumphant—and the Stars Eternal. If he was the sweet, terrifying darkness, I was the glittering light that only his shadows could make clear.
First, the writing. It's in desperate need of another round of editing. It's 3. It's unpolished, full of unnecessary repetition and lazy placeholder sentences.
Maas can write. I think the strain of writing two novels a year finally caught up with her. All she had to do was clean up. Second is the ending. Where are the sacrifices? How it can possible that no one in this bloated main cast dies? Don't you bloody dare point to Feyre's dad. He was barely a presence the entire series, and I remain firmly convinced Maas brought him back just to fill the death toll and shut up people like me. I understand Rhys's resurrection—he's Feyre's mate and fan favorite and therefore too important to die—but Amren too?
Her losing her godly power is not a sacrifice. She's still High Fae. Why not make her human? Why not have a human serve in the Night Court? Or why not have Cassian or someone else lose their wings? Quite a few reviewers and me included have mentioned this already , but Maas undeniably has an obsession with inhumanly powerful characters.
On the subject of Rhys, it would have been so, so cool for Feyre to be the sole ruler of the Night Court. The first High Lady in history. And it would have been a fitting end to her character arc. She was dependent on a man in the first book, was broken by the same man in the second, and then healed and made to see she could be powerful and independent by another man.
In the third, she stands alone, back straight, strong and proud, without a man. Obviously I'm oversimplifying things here, but you can't deny the pieces line up. Also, that deus ex machina army in the end. Oh, we're on the edge of losing! All is lost! There is feminism, which is an underlying theme for her character, and there is what-the-fuckery. Near the beginning of the book, she is able to take on two daemati powerful fae who have a thousand years of fighting experience over her.
Later, after she accidentally ingests a drug that strips her of her powers, they still magically flare back to life to help her triumph over two seasoned High Fae fighters. Right, I think I've bitched enough about the bad. Let's get to the good. I love the characters. Feyre and Rhys—in this book and this book only—aren't as interesting. Their story in terms of conflict was finished in ACOMAF and although I enjoy how Maas explores how normal couples argue and make up, I'm not as invested in them as before.
Yes, Tamlin. This fandom is too hard on him—and too forgiving of Rhys. Yet because the story is filtered through Feyre's perspective, Rhys becomes a hero who makes mistakes and Tamlin becomes a monster who commits unforgivable sins. He genuinely thought the woman he loved had been abducted and was likely being tortured. I'm not excusing his abusive behavior, but we have to remember he was suffering from PTSD too.
Why does Rhys deserve dozens of free passes and not Tamlin? Hating the High Lord of Spring just because Feyre does is a disservice to the complexity of his character. I also like that Maas seems to be pulling away from the whole "mates" concept. Multiple characters within have strong romantic relationships without the mating bond, and those that do may not necessarily be right for each other.
Elain and Azriel, and Lucien and Vassa. There aren't as many sex scenes as the previous book, which I was happy about, though not due to any misguided sense of propriety. I simply found myself bored reading about Rhys slamming his shaft up to the hilt or what not. Final verdict? Bring on the spin-offs. View all 84 comments. May 05, Emily May rated it it was ok Shelves: fairy-tales , pnr , new-adult , I wish so much that I could tell you I loved this book I even preordered it.
But I really struggled to get into the book from the very start. From pacing issues to awkward sex scenes that did nothing for me, it was one disappointment after another. I've said this before but I really dislike Maas's sex scenes. At her best, she I wish so much that I could tell you I loved this book At her best, she writes them strangely with words like "branding" and "claiming", but here they were just plain icky.
With all the talk of "mates", "growling" and "purring", and the climaxing from stroking one another's wings, I felt like I'd walked in on two animals rutting in the mud. What's strange about these sex scenes is how they manage to somehow be both graphic and coy at the same time. Maas never actually uses explicit words. If a young kid picked up this book, they might assume Rhysand and Feyre were dancing or playing an instrument.
His touch turned different. Broad strokes and feather-light ones, arches and swirls and direct, searing lines. And her vagina is usually described as "there" or "where I want him". It's just really not my thing. I was disappointed with the writing in general, to be honest. Maas seemed to write a lot more "tell" and a lot less "show" than usual. I was especially disappointed at the wasted opportunity for some underhanded manipulation in the first part.
After how the last book ended, Feyre was kind of "undercover" at the start and in a position for lies and sneakiness. Except it was mostly her swanning around and quietly seething to herself about how much she hated Ianthe and how much of a douche Tamlin is. I thought this whole part was boring when it should have been extremely tense and exciting.
But I think the worst thing was the overall pacing. It's a long book, but I can normally sprint through Maas's works in a day, yet here it was such a slog. Especially the first half. It's taken up with a lot of character conversations and strategizing for the upcoming war with Hybern. It lacked a pull, a sense of urgency, some kind of tension to make me need to know what happens next.
I cannot believe they've announced another four books for this series. I'm not sure which is more likely. The later chapters of this book picked up in pacing, but I think it was too little, too late. This is a whopping page monster and it obviously didn't need to be.
I will say that I liked how things were left with Tamlin, but seeing as that part was only a few sentences long, it doesn't make up for everything else. I'm thinking this is where I drop out of this series. Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube May 15, Mirou rated it it was amazing Shelves: the-best-books-ever , favourite-books , i-want-the-sequel , so-much-feelings , so-so-crazy-about-it , romance , young-adult , badass-heroes , badboys , fantasy.
Thank you for letting us dream and travel across the stars if only for a short time. I swear, I don't know how many nerve cells this book cost me. Not only is the book thrilling and well-written.
But it added a lot more complexity than I'd expected. Both in the characters and the plot. The progression brings about so many new faces Have five to Helion, my second favourite High Lord , each of them unique in their own way. And thank god for incredible plot twists or else I would have died a thousand times.
The other thing that I really enjoyed is the fact that the book was unpredictable. I cried during the emotional moments, I got stressed during the battle scenes, I laughed so hard in others, I blushed during the bold sexy scenes, but most of all, I had — and still have believe me - embarrassing fangirling moments over the characters. I have a lot of favourite scenes.
Very much worth your time. What are you waiting for? View all 22 comments. I'm NOT even going to hint at any spoilers or go into too much in the book because there are a million people reading it right now. They all have to fight in the war, trying to defeat King Hybern w Yay! They all have to fight in the war, trying to defeat King Hybern who is evil to the core. I won't tell you what happened there but it's amaze balls. Tamlin also did one thing that made me happy.
All is forgiven for now with something that he did. Feyre's sisters, Nesta and Elain are trying to make their life with Feyre and what they are now. It was hard to read but things somewhat settled in. I think there are some more love interests coming up. I really hope so. The war and things were brutal and bloody and I thought we were going to lose some so many times.
There were some loses and that's all I'm going to say. Feyre and Rhysand's love is so powerful and strong and wonderful, it makes my heart ache. And when. I can't even. There were revelations about certain things and certain people. There was love and loss and forgiveness and hatred. I think this book covered them all. I love this book so very much!
I'm so happy with what has happened so far but I'm terrified that there is going to be three more books. Who will die? Will anyone? I can't take it! And I'm also excited to have three more books. If you love this series so far then you will love this book! View all 90 comments. Congratulations-winner of Best Young Adult Fantasy ! Was it enjoyable? I wholly respect what SJM was trying to do here, and it was enjoyable, but not mind blowing.
Oct 17, Lexie rated it it was amazing Shelves: anticipated , fantasy , read-in , favorites. In these early days after the release, I'll say little and spoil nothing. This is wholly because I'm considerate and benevolent and not at all because I'm sobbing and incoherent at the end of a favorite trilogy.
Review to home when I deem hints acceptable and gather my wits and reason about me. In the meantime, you can try to find me in Velaris. View all 86 comments. Sep 09, Andreea Pop rated it it was amazing. This is how you end a series -- with love and hope and happiness painting the grand finale.Skip to Content. Parents' Ultimate Guide to Support our work! Common Sense says Gore, sex, run battle against evil in twisty faery tale. Based on our expert review. Based on 2 reviews. Based on 14 reviews. Add your rating. Parents say 2 Kids say A court of wings and ruin read free novels online, 15 years old Written by always7snape August 26, The book did include explicit sex scenes. Wnd though there were scenes with graphic sex, I found it pretty easy to skip over them. However, the a court of wings and ruin read free novels online relationship should not be mistaken as being purely sexual. The lead characters have an incredibly sweet, supporting and trusting relationship that will make your heart melt mine definitely freee Overall, it was a heartwarming and gripping read that I would recommend to how to watch vampire diaries for free teens. This title contains: Positive Messages. Positive role models. This review Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to. Best Free Books Online Read by Sarah J. Maas in devsmash.online A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3). Views: For Josh and Annie— A gift. All of it. BOOKS BY SARAH J. MAAS The Throne of Glass series. Throne of Glass Crown of Midnight Heir of Fire Queen of Shadows. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Looming Goodreads Science Fiction & Fantasy Week · Home · My Online Stores ▾ Start your review of A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3). Write a Why does Rhys deserve dozens of free passes and not Tamlin? Read A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) book reviews & author details and more at devsmash.online Free delivery on qualified orders. Usually ships within 1 to 2 months. As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try. The epic third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series #3 Ship This Item — Qualifies for Free Shipping. Checking availability for Buy Online, Pick up in Store. 10/10 must read for any YA book lover! Descargar o leer en lÃnea A Court of Wings and Ruin Libro Gratis (PDF ePub Read Paper Princess read free novels online from your Pc, Mobile. Read A Court of Wings and Ruin: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3 reviews from kids and teens on Common Sense Media. Become a member to write your. a court of wings and ruin pdf archive. Incessant, unrelenting spring. I supposed that if I had also chosen to show myself as I truly wished, I would have been adorned with flesh-shredding talons, and hands that choked the life out of those now in my company. Starting with those roses. The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic. We needed them too desperately to bother with honor. Your Comment:. With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. The main characters of this fantasy, romance story are Rhysand, Feyre. My breath whooshed from me, my lungs still raw from roaring, my lips dry and chapped.