AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Format: Audio
Genre:  Fantasy Romance,
Narrators: Jennifer Ikeda

Publisher: Recorded Books
23 hours 16 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


Feyre has undergone more trials than one human woman can carry in her heart. Though she's now been granted the powers and lifespan of the High Fae, she is haunted by her time Under the Mountain and the terrible deeds she performed to save the lives of Tamlin and his people. 

As her marriage to Tamlin approaches, Feyre's hollowness and nightmares consume her. She finds herself split into two different people: one who upholds her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court, and one who lives out her life in the Spring Court with Tamlin. While Feyre navigates a dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms. She might just be the key to stopping it, but only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future-and the future of a world in turmoil.


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Tamlin is oblivious to Feyre's trauma.  He either doesn't care or doesn't consider how the events under the mountain effected her. He tries to cage her and shield her instead of listening to her and helping her.  He seems to want to keep her as a pet instead of a partner.  

When Rhys, with his cocky attitude and calm demeanor comes to collect her as per their bargain, Feyre fears the worst but what she finds is that Rhys is more interested in helping her. Teaching her to read, giving her free rein of his lands and introduces her to his friends who are willing to train her and help guide her. 

The difference between Rhys and Tamlin is obvious, one more royal and privileged the other has known ridicule and been an outcast he forms bonds based on loyalty and genuine feelings not on what others can do for him. Rhys may appear to be the bad guy but looks can often be deceiving. 

I'm starting to feel that the author is subtly telling us to never trust a book by its cover, to always look beyond the surface. 

The narrator keeps your attention and pulls you into the story so you feel it come alive. 

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