“Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event created by Jill at Breaking the Spine that features soon-to-be released titles we literally cannot WAIT to lay hands on.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 3rd, 2016
Origins: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
No. of pages: 640
Genres/Themes: YA/NA Fantasy, fairytale retelling
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.
As most of you already know, I am a HUGE fan of anything by Sarah J. Maas. I'm nearly 100% convinced that everything she touches turns to solid gold. That or a rainbow colored unicorn made of Easter peeps. Personal preference, really. Take your pick. That being said, this series is VASTLY different from her hugely popular first series, Throne of Glass (5th installment due for release in September 2016!!!!!!!). In my above info-blurb, I listed it as YA/NA fantasy... THERE IS A REASON. And I find myself not minding one bit. It's a refreshing change of pace from the usual bounty of YA titles I plow through. Reason #2: Myth and fairytale retellings = MY FAVORITE GENRE!!! The first title (A Court of Thorns and Roses) was a retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast. In A Court of Mist and Fury, we'll see a continuation of that story beyond the happily ever after we're accustomed to, shifting the storyline into the ancient Greek myth of Hades and Persephone. *fangirl squeal* Reason #3: Sarah J. Maas is my literary spirit animal...
This is her answer when asked which character she would want to be in Throne of Glass...
I freaking want to be best friends with this chick. IMMEDIATELY!
Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and Queen of Shadows, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. A Court of Mist and Fury, the sequel to ACOTAR, will release on May 3rd, 2016.