A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, published May 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books. On Goodreads it’s tagged as fantasy, romance and young adult. This is the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. I just checked and it turns out I read the first book a year ago. I can’t believe I took so long to read the second. I loved the second so much and I so wanted to find out what’s next that instead of waiting on the library, I went ahead and purchased the third book so I could start it immediately after I finished the first.
I always find it tough to do a no spoiler review on books that are after the first book in a series. I will say that I am now definitely a fan of Sarah J. Maas. I plan on reading the other series that she has written in the very near future.
In the first book you meet the inhabitants of a magical kingdom that the lead character, a human named Feyre, slips into via a crack in a wall that was built to separate the humans from the magical realm. This second book is a continuation of their stories. You also meet a handful of other characters that I instantly fell in love with through Maas’s writing. This book sets up the story for the final part.
I will say, I’m surprised that it published by a children’s publisher and considered young adult. Some of the sex scenes were steamier than the sex scenes that I’ve read in adult romance novels. They made me blush! LOL!
If you are a fan of fantasy YA and you haven’t read this series, then I highly, highly recommend.