A Court of Mist and Fury
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.
A Court of Mist and Fury has to be one of my favourite books ever.
I'd reccomend this book to anyone from 15 and up as there are a few mature scenes (a-wink a-wink).
ACOMAF deeply explores character development through its main character, Feyre. You read whilst Feyre blossoms from a submissive, dependent heroine who seeks to please others, to a strong, independent character who can actively detect toxic relationships (hint hint TAMLIN YA UGLY) and who can actually stand up for herself and do what she thinks is right.
Feyre's self-discovery appears almost inconspicuously as Rhysand helps her disconnect from her toxic past. Her wants and needs have evolved since the last book as she has quite literally became a different being. ACOTAR purposefully focuses on TamlinxFeyre as being a #goals couple. The transition to the next book, however, isn't so swift. Tamlin begins to show his true, controlling nature after Feyre Cursebreaker breaks the curse set upon his land. It shows how Tamlin had (kind of) used Feyre in order to be rid of the curse, yet supressed and oppressed her when she continued to show her cursebreaking nature. The toxic (and abusive) relationship is perfectly depicted in ACOMAF. Yeah, it does make us hate Tamlin a little* (a lot*) but also shows that what Feyre may have wanted previously is not what she wants now, and there's nothing wrong with that. It explores the importance of breaking toxic relationships off before they actually destroy you.
ACOTAR, the previous book, probed the responders to stay transfixed on the blossoming relationship between the TamlinxFeyre, blocking everything else out. However, in ACOMAF, not only does Feyre go under some character development, but so do the readers! Unlike other books. ACOMAF illustrates that relationships aren't the be all and end all to a character. She does not need to rely on her love interest. She can live without her love interest. The whole novel is not shaped around her love interest. Although ACOMAF does focus on Rhysand and Feyre's relationship, it's mostly about how Feyre has evolved from the first book in becoming her true self.
ACOMAF has arealness to it that I hope everyone can discover. Also, RhysandisHot.