A Court of Wings and Ruin (Spoiler Free!) Review

“Remember that you are a wolf. And you cannot be caged.”

-Sarah J Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin

Hey guys! I owe Bloomsbury a huge HUGE thank you as I was lucky enough to get a copy of ACOWAR before the release date to read and review annnnd take part in the bookstagram tour! I’ll be in week two (next week), so keep an eye out for that over on my bookstagram!

In the meantime, on with the review!

(Disclaimer: This will be entirely spoiler free for A Court of Wings and Ruin, but NOT for A Court of Mist and Fury, so if you haven’t read that one yet, don’t read this!)



A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book in the Feyre and Rhysand trilogy, completing their story, however there will be more books, set in the ACOTAR world that explore other characters. I have some predictions on who those characters will be, but nothing has been confirmed yet so we can only guess!

As you might remember, ACOMAF was a beast of book, in which loads of stuff went down. We left Prythian on the brink of war with Hybern, saw a tonne more world building and met delightful new characters-like our current obsession, Rhysand. At the end of the book, Feyre and Rhysand disguised their mating bond, in order for Feyre to go back to Tamlin, pretending that Rhys had tricked her the entire time. And that is where ACOWAR immediately picks up from.

And this is going to be an extremely hard review to write, it being spoiler free!

BUT, I felt like ACOWAR did a great job at following up all of the character’s stories. The plot continued nicely on and had some great plot twists that I didn’t see coming, keeping the series fresh and exciting. I also think that Feyre’s character development was great, and I particularly liked the evolution of her sisters and the other inner court characters, as well as going back to Tamlin and Lucien and Ianthe, and seeing what had been happening there.

My favourite thing about Sarah J Maas’ writing has to be the world building, and as I really enjoyed that that expanded in ACOMAF, I liked seeing more of that in ACOWAR, too. Seeing new courts described is always fun! There was also more mention of the continent-the kingdoms that lie across the sea-so I’m hoping that we will see the ACOTAR world expand even further into those with the new books in this series.

Overall, I found reading ACOWAR to be deeply addictive (I binge read the whole thing in 8 or 9 hours!) and deeply satisfying. It was a great conclusion to Feyre and Rhysand’s story and all the battles that had been brewing. 5/5 stars from me and a lot of excitement to see what will come next in the series!

Has anyone else read ACOWAR? What did you think? Please keep it spoiler free in the comments!


“You bow to no-one.”
-Sarah J Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin


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