A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third, and longest book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series. While I enjoy Sarah J Maas, and her writing as a whole, I was disappointed in parts of this book.
This book is 700 pages, three hundred pages longer than the first book and a hundred pages longer then the second. While page length is not in and of itself a concern, the extra pages did not add value to the novel. If anything I felt that if they were trimmed the novel would have been better served. At times the story ran away from itself.
In addition, this novel was more sex than plot. While there have always been a romantic tangle through the plots, in A Court of Wings and Ruin the tangle turned into sex scenes. They did nothing to further along the plot or add value to the characters. The words allocated to these scenes would have been better spent on development.
I enjoyed the series as a whole. However, I feel this final book could have been better by being more developed. I was looking forward to reading it, but I had a hard time getting through the middle of the novel. As I started to get to the last two hundred, or so pages, I felt that the pacing was back and I enjoyed the conclusion.
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