It is difficult to know who to trust in Prythian, but Feyre must figure out which High Lord she can allow to know the full extent of her powers, and which one can be an ally in war. Rhys is trying to secure his Court's preservation but with external threats bringing uncertainty he needs to rely on others to help for the first time.
As with my other reviews of the ACOTAR series, this review will contain spoilers for the previous books in the series!
Following on from the incredible reveal at the end of 'A Court of Mist and Fury' I was immediately pulled into book three and couldn't wait to see how Feyre, now High Lady of the Night Court, would take Tamlin's Court down from the inside and return to Rhys. In ACOMAF we saw Feyre really develop her own inner-strength when it comes to standing up for what she thinks is right and ACOWAR is no exception in this trend Maas is creating. Her ability to now articulate her thoughts and act on them without fear of what others will think, this instalment of the series shows how strong she can be when she is enabled as such, as always Rhys creates the platform for her to flourish and it is incredible to read!
As a side note, I loved that final reveal in ACOMAF. Not only are they married, Rhys creates a High Lady position for her!! Changing history and ensuring equal opportunities are created for her as they are available for him!
The inner circle really revealed themselves in this novel, we learnt more about each of them and each of them developed into perfectly depicted characters in their own right. Mor in particular is my absolute favourite, after everything she's been through she is still portrayed as strong despite walking that fine line between stable and falling apart. Maas perfectly creates a collection of friends that become a family to the reader, we connect to each of them individually. There isn't much I can say that I haven't already about these characters, but I want to delve into Nesta a little bit more, luckily 'A Court of Silver Flames' is the next main novel in the series and it puts the spotlight a bit on her!
Fantasy novels are a collection of many aspects that need to be perfectly executed to be engaging and memorable. Maas once again utilises her wide range of skills to make me laugh, cry and smile. In particular, this novel's climax was packed with action and extreme emotion that made it's 705 pages a worthwhile read.