05/12/16

A Love Letter to A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

20522640Novel: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas | Goodreads
Release Date: May 3rd, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be 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 cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.


Bit of a new style today, but this was what I needed after reading this book. Bear with me.

Dear A Court of Mist and Fury,

You are the book I want to write.

I’ve dreamed for a long time about writing the perfect book that evokes all of the right emotions in the right way with the right characters and the right plot and the right writing, and then you came along. And you showed me that my idea of a perfect book…it doesn’t exist. Instead, there are the right books. The right kind of books for the right kind of people. The book that someone will read and it will take over their life.

The one thing that I know, though, is I want to write a book that makes someone feel like the way you made me feel. As if my world have been cut in two: life and reading A Court of Mist and Fury. When I was doing my regular life things (studying for AP Statistics) all I wanted to be doing was reading you. I had to go to the gym, so I read you while I was working out. And then I almost started sobbing on the elliptical at six in the morning and drew some stares, but it was worth it.

I spent about six hours reading you. All 640 pages of you. I stormed through you, drinking up the words, begging for it to never end and to find some type of resolution in the ending that I knew would come.

And you gave me resolution, but you also tore my heart in two at the end. You tore my heart in half and stomped on it and set it on fire with Feyre’s powers, letting the smoke curl up into the night sky of the Night Court. You let Cassian kill it with his blades and Mor give it one of her smiles and Amren spit blood on it and Azriel give it a good long stare and Rhys mutilate it into a million tiny pieces.

And I loved every second of it.

Enough to put myself through it all again (because I’m rereading it. Now.)

I could go on and on about you. I could talk about you until there were no more hours left and my throat was raw. But let me start by saying this: thank you. Thank you for being a story I could lose every part of my life in, for consuming me. Thank you for your characters who became a part of my life, who I saw when I looked up every once and a while to see if it was time for me to eat something. Thank you for taking everything I love about reading and turning it into a book. You made me remember why I read, why I write, and why I want to do this with my life.

Feyre, your power and your will to live and live beautifully and powerfully made my open my eyes to the reality of life. That you don’t have to have some illustrious career or change the world, you just have to be happy. To always strive to be happy, to always look for a way to be happy. And get away from the people who are going to suck the life out of you.

Rhys, you showed me love. You showed me what love and loyalty and never-ending strength means. You showed me in the way you looked at your lands, in the way you gazed at Feyre, in the way you loved your friends fiercely and without question. Your trust in the people you cared for is something I will always hold dear.

Amren, Mor, Azriel, and Cassian. You made this book so much more. You showed what a family is. A family of happiness. Of trust. Of loyalty. Of fierce love that never ends. You made me laugh, cry, and want to write your words all over my body.

And now, obviously, to Sarah J. Maas: you are a wonder. This book is a wonder. It’s utterly beautiful and made me feel every emotion I’ve ever known and I don’t know what to do with myself now. So I’m just rereading it because I don’t know how I will ever get over it. Thank you for writing this book and for writing these characters and for continuing this series…because if you left me with that ending I would smash YOUR arm into pieces just like Rhys.

A Court of Mist and Fury, you will be joining Jellicoe Road in my suitcase to college in the fall. You are that treasured.

All my love,

Willa.

  • THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LOVE LETTER. I want your writing skills! Wow, comparing it to Jellicoe Road? IT’S GETTING SERIOUS! To be honest, I can’t wait for this book and RHYSAND and the characters and RHYSAND and cool powers AND RHYSAND. <3

    • RHYSAND. i agree. rhysand.
      And thank you for the compliment on my writing skills! It’s much appreciated 🙂