A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 119 reviews

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age 18+

Horribly Smutty

I am 18 and definitely knowledgeable about what’s out there but I couldn’t even finish the book. I’m was expecting the sex to come later and I was okay with that but it was RIGHT off the bat; I mean 40 pages in, then 80, then so on just way too much. I’m okay with the type of scenes that were in the first book but this one took a graphic turn. I recommend seriously doing research before you get into the series! Overall I thought it was alright, the writing was good but honestly it wasn’t my favorite. The characters felt extremely unrealistic in every sense except the reasonable ones.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 16+

Inappropriate depending on maturity.

This book is progressively worse than the last one, featuring long, detailed sex scenes. Words and phrases that are not appropriate appear within these scenes, such as, “Taking in the thick, full length of him’, ‘He jutted in farther, rolling is hips forward’, and ‘as he teasingly stuck a finger in, I moaned, wanting more. More.’

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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