How could I even begin with this? I’m still in book-hangover right now. It’s like I don’t want to leave the Faeries world yet, not now. I even still looking up to favourite moments/scenes from ACOMAF. I can’t let this book go yet. AH. Sometimes I don’t like book hangover because I really really want to get finish with my tbr piles but gosh, let me tell you something, ACOMAF IS AWESOME. Big applause to Sarah J. Maas for making this series and especially this second book.
I was so afraid that the second book might make me in a reading slump because that’s what second book of a trilogy I have read so far did to me, but for ACOMAF, no, not even a reading slump, I wanted to finish this book yet I don’t want it at the same time and in the end when I finished this book it left me with a massive book-hangover. Probably one of the worst book hangover I have ever experience. So below here, I’m going to spoiled it out because there nothing to say other than to tell the spoiler.
ACOMAF starts around 3 months after the tragedy Under The Mountain. After Amarantha’s death, every court and their High Lord are trying to building their courts back again after 50 years being tortured and being Amarantha’s minion. Feyre, the cursebreaker, has a PTSD that hit her so hard that tragedy still haunting her in the early chapters. She is struggling with herself dealing those nightmares, every night it haunted her, she woke every night, vomiting until she is so thin like she never eat. But then, Tamlin’s character that we knew in the first book was quite different on this book, maybe because we did not really know him that he actually is like that. He is super protective, he thinks he owns everything, including Feyre, making her as his pet. He knew what Feyre has been going through after those nightmares, and he actually has nightmares too but the thing is, he didn’t really care about her. He just thinks like, “Oh I have to make my court happy, so that will make Feyre happy just by keeping her inside the manor house, you know.” NO. I hate him the moment that he is super protective but he didn’t understand Feyre at all. Up until the their wedding ceremony, I know that Feyre did not want to marry him, and she knew it too, deep inside. She was helpless and when she cries out for anyone to help him, Rhysand is the one who actually appears in Spring Court to help her by saying “I still have a bargain with her, now’s the time.” I mean good timing and good reason, Rhysand. AMAZING.
The world building in here was so amazing, I love how Sarah J. Maas created this faeries world, and we get to see Summer Court and of course, Night Court. Night court is as mysterious as Rhysand when we meet him in the first book but then when he showed Feyre the city of Velaris, city of light, it was just unbelievable. It feels like I was there, in Velaris, with Rhysand, Feyre and his inner circle too. It’s so vivid that it’s like I saw Velaris through Feyre’s eyes. It was just so amazing.
I love every old character in here (Except Tamlin, sorry.) and new characters that were introduced on this book. Feyre’s character development was by far is amazing (including Rhys too as we get to know more history or backstory about Rhysand, his family, his court and himself). Feyre has to dealt her PTSD, her nightmares and with a help from Rhysand too and her new friends in Night Court, she actually embrace it, embrace the pain, and finally stopped blaming herself for what happened to those innocent faeries she killed. She has awesome power from SEVEN High Lords, like how amazing is that? When Tamlin said it’s better to keep her safe, not to to train her with her new power, I was so done with him. But then Rhys said, that she has to train, to know how to control so when something happen, it won’t be over control or something. See the difference?
I’m not gonna lie, when I read ACOTAR I thought this book was marketed as general fantasy so it counts as not YA but then it’s actually YA so I was shocked but happy because those steamy scene in this ACOTAR/ACOMAF just way better and what it makes more better is because it’s with Rhysand and Feyre 😉 *i need some air*. I love them so much, I love how they keep bantering with each other, flirting too but deep down they knew they like each other, even more, they are mate. I AM SO HAPPY when I know this, I suspected it but then, it’s like every moment with Rhysand and Feyre, I can watch them with my own eyes that they are falling in love with each other, even though Feyre didn’t know at first that she is Rhys’ mate but she fall in love with him eventually without forced to do it.
Overall, I love the book so much and i think i love it more than the first book (usually it’s always been the first book that really attached to me, but this one is different). I love the story, it’s not rushed like we’re being forced to accept it, it’s more like we learn the truth one by one, each with different stories and things like that. I love Feysand so much in here, my ship is finally sailing and new ships are coming like Moriel (Mor and Azriel, PLEASE.) and Nessian (Nesta and Cassian, idk why but i feel like they will in the third book). I can’t wait to read the last book, to see Feyre being a spy in Tamlin’s court and I was just wondering how long will Feyre keep that secret because she is now the High Lady of Night Court and she is now officially declared as the mate of Rhysand, but how does she avoid Tamlin though? and I really can’t wait to see Feyre’s power growing more and more, and she will become badass and kick those traitor a** , King of Hybern and Tamlin too. GO FEYRE GO!
“To the stars who listen—and the dreams that are answered.” Bonus drawing credit to taratjah that perfectly picturing what Rhysand looks like: (click here)