Parents' Guide to

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

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

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

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 27 parent reviews

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
3 people found this helpful.
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.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27):
Kids say (123):

Sarah J. Maas delivers magical mind melds, hack-and-slash violence, ethical hand-wringing, emotional angst, and lots of hot faery sex in this hefty series installment sure to delight her fans. She also throws both heroine Feyre and the reader a bit of a curve, turning Book 1's romantic hero Tamlin into a control freak and sinister Night Court lord Rhysand into Feyre's new love. Whether the subject is a glorious night sky, a character's gory injuries, or raging lust, the skillfully crafted descriptions grab your attention.

A COURT OF MIST AND SHADOWS will please fans who like their romantic fantasy dark, violent, and convoluted. It's action-packed and loaded with complex, shifting cosmology, as well as real-life issues that resonate with teen: friendship, changing relationships, love gone wrong, family, loyalty, and more. For some, the oft-repeated hand-wringing and internal debate, as well as the dialogue's tendency to veer from medieval to millennial and back, may get old; for others, it's part of the charm.

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