Book Review | A Court of Wings & Ruins (ACOWAR) by Sarah J Maas

Author : Sarah J. Maas | Published by Bloomsbury Children Books | English | Paperback | 699 pages | Genre : Yound Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Action | Goodreads Summary | Rating : ★★★★★

Its really been awhile since my last book review and now to literally writing this make me a lil bit nervous. The book series that I’ve been raving and fangirling a lot with Fatina (only she does not read it yet..) hehe. So, I received my copy of ACOWAR from Bookaliciousmy Instagram and look on how gorgeous this book’s cover was!

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

ACOWAR was the third book from ACOTAR & ACOMAF series. I’ve been waiting this series like forever from last year and Alhamdulillah I have read and witness the powerful choice of words from SJM her self, the naughty, talented author. Thank you for a very wonderful mouth drolling books.

As a fan of plot twisting books therefore I announce that this post gonna be a non spoiler review. Feel free to read this till the end with guilty free.

I love every bits of words and kudos to SJM for her splendid writing. After all the adventure with Feyre its just so dilemmatic to know that this is the last book of the series. So I spend a very, very slow time cherish every chapter with Feyre. My heart still aches from the post reading as how much this trilogy leaving marks on my heart. *cries*

The Plot

If ACOTAR was a story of a lovey dovey thingy, and ACOMAF was a major plot twist, I may called ACOWAR was mixed by both of it in a very, very satisfying way. I also noticed how SJM writing changes especially in expressing her characters.

Oh yes all your fave people were indeed in here. The jokes and humor from book 1 & 2 as funny as ever only to be attempt in a much colder and warlike place.

But Rhys drawled, “Amren, it seems, has been taking drama lessons at the theater down street from her house.”

As the acronym itself (ACOWAR) already portrait on how dark yet how hard the level of obligation gonna be for the third book. The plot was a clever complex of drama and surprisingly easy to pick up, there are chapters where it ripped my heart out of me and there is also those chapter that I just cant stand how lovely it is – you may not know how big my grinning was.

Its a story about family and friendship, lots and lots of romance, how foes turned into friends, friends turned into foes and making the right decisions at a critical time just because that was the least it can do at that time.

The Characters

Feyre is just so so strong, I mean I know (from the book of course) her from the day she still in human form, as a reader I know every bit of her and I witness how all the things happen just so Feyre will be on where she should belong. I love every bits on how SJM potraits her.

Cruel, beautiful High Lady.

Not to forget Rhys, the perfect male fiction I ever read, ever, why should he be so lovely? I’m having a very hard time to not fall in love over Rhys, he’s just so tempting.

There are also many of my fave characters only since their path had been changes dramatically from book two so they have least appearance in the book which were Lucien and Tamlin. I feel sorry for Tamlin, and I hope he’ll find what he is searching for.

There are also many other great characters from villians to comrade, the Circle had been expanded, the Hybern as unstoppable in fighting. There are all just perfect when it fall into places.

Cassian only grimaced at Rhys and Azriel. “I told you that the moment we started letting females into our group, they’d be nothing but trouble.”

The Surprises and Thrilling Features

This book indeed was a romantic high fantasy books. It really have a good and nice plot, very clever planning both in choices of words and world building. It was just so mainstream and I’m truly satisfied by the third book.

 

Some of the lists answered in the book:

Where is Feyre’s father? Answered. 

Will Feyre be the weapon for her people? Answered.

What is Mor relationship with Azriel? Answered

Did Nesta love Cassian? Answered.

Will The Night Court have enough joined forces? Answered.

Will Suriel appear again? Answered. 

Its a war, so somebody need to be sacrifies, the question is who and when? Till then, have an enjoyable reading weekend. Next week gonna be Ramadhan already on Saturday. 😀

Note : The book contains soft core, LGBT relationship & low level violence graphic.

Welcome Into Bookish World

  • QOTD : Whats your fave Fixi Novel?
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First time baca buku matang. Selama ni baca buku budak-budak jak. 🙈😜
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#Psikik is about a world where male just act as assistant. First 10 pages baca I need more time to adapt with the characters choices of dialogues.
#10pagesreaction
  • Terima kasih @imanpublication providing me a free copy in exchange with a honest review. Belum habis baca sebenarnya tapi nak post dulu lah teaser. 😋
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Dah baca 180 pages and I love it! Okay sy cuba berlaku adil dengan buku-buku yg sy pernah bca sebelum ni. But this one, was one of its kind. Susunan ayat, installing the character personalities semuanya menjangkaui telahan yang saya telah fikirkan berkenaan novel-novel melayu 😂.
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Daebak! Hanya satu ayat menunjukkan betapa saya kagum akan novel ini. But I need to dig more sebab tak selalu buku melayu membuatkan semangat membaca saya membara 😉. Tahniah penulis atas penulisan setengah novel yang begitu dramatik dan intimate.
  • QOTD : What book make you cringe to do something after reading it?
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Last week I've been indulge myself in gaming assuming an assassin role mentioned in #projekathena. The mutual connection between the role both in the book also in ML make me cringe to know what its like to be an assassin. Eventually I fall in love with her. So my next move is climbing up the local rank for that particular heroes 😂. I blame @syeraho for this. .
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Back to this book, its been a tearful journey, it was a long reading but a worthy one. I bet one can finish it in one sit as the words uses is simple and understandable.
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Not to mentioned it was my first book from HF. Honestly its hard to rate this kind of book, where islamic lifestyle and fiction were blend together. For my version of rating, I tend to give high rate to the book which has intimate, personal connection to the reader (me), so for that reason I'll give 4⭐. Even after catching a headache resulting from tears streaming last night 😣. .
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This book recommend for a light reading, bedtimes stories also to those who keen to seek assuring words of His Promises. No particular reader, I think its just suit for everyone. Also a nice book to read it Ramadan!
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The book synopsis gonna be in the comment below :
  • Alhamdulillah done reading a malay science fiction about Projek Athena : Manusia Ciptaan (trans : Athena's Projeck : Human Building). Thank you to @imanpublication for providing me a physical copy of this book in exchange with honest review.
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And it was a fun reading towards the end. And syabas @syeraho for your first novel! .
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This book recommend to those who love actions because Syeraho write a beautiful chereofighting, well mostly in words - and that something to praise with!
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I'm currently constructing in depth review for this book and will update it soon on Goodreads - read on GR cause  i'm hiding all the spoilers and leave you with all the good parts, lols 😜.
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Rating : 3/5 🌠. Sorry there are pro and cons so I'll settle with this first 😉 and also dont judge by my rating cause im just a very stinky person 😅. .
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Setiap buku harus punya awal niatnya yg tersendiri (Eyqa, 2019).
  • QOTD : What book do you bought only because of its cover?
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First time encounter buku published by @katapilarbooks ialah masa baca Syif Tengah Malam. Rupanya this is penerbit yg penulis dia dikalangan doktor, misi also yang bertugas di hospital.
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One of many reason I like about them is their cover yg lain dari yang lain. Mcm this one.
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Jadi izinkan saya post pasal book cover mendahului book review dulu ya. 😂
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Okay sekian. Saja nak bagitau cover dia cantik. 😉
  • Big thanks to @prologmed cos hosting a GA for this book last year 💖.
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Akhirnya dapat juga habiskan buku ni. Dalam buku ni ada enam cerpen yang bertemakan time travel. Buat yg mendambakan peluang kedua dalam waktu yang terbatas, pembaca diajak untuk menilai semula sekiranya kita bisa merentas masa untuk mengubah sejarah, adakah kita akan lebih bahagia dari sekarang? Or worse? Or dlm erti kata lain kena baca dlu buku ni baru tahu 😂.
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Dalam enam cerpen aku paling terkesan dengan yang ada love story with bit of plot twist. Yang ada karakter yang kuat dan background cerita yang baik. Sometimes rasa geram but another time rasa bahagia tgk kebahagiaan character biarpun fiksi semata.Tak nak bagi spoiler jadi ckp secara am sejalah yer.
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Overall it was a good book. Kalau fans tentang Hermione with Time Turner, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child boleh lah try baca buku ni, setiap kisah ada teladan masing-masing. Yang tak akan dapat dinilai melainkan dengan cara membacanya sendiri. Hahh suspen takk? .
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⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 cause I want more. The book alone tak cukup 😂.