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A Court of Mist and Fury Book Club Questions

Chances are if you read A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, you immediately started reading A Court of Mist and Fury (bonus points if it was for a book club)!

In my opinion, the second installment of this book series was not only captivating, I think it might have actually been even better than the first book.

And that means of course I needed some A Court of Mist and Fury book club questions to discuss it!

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Feyre’s Back And More Compelling Than Ever

In this New York Times best-selling novel, we delve even deeper into the magical Fae world.

It’s full of new friends, human queens, powerful faes, and two realms trying to avoid impending war with an invading King Hybern.

The book is literally packed with action and intrigue, but what really captivates you is the character development.

A Court of Mist and Fury brings back Feyre, Tamlin, and Rhys (our high lord of the feared Night Court). It also adds a whole new cast of characters as well.

We get the chance to explore some of the intricacies of the Fae courts and their politics, with one of the newcomers (a High Priestess who leads ceremonies in nature) playing a major role.  

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Feyre and Rhysand’s True Love Story?

The development of Feyre’s relationship with Rhysand really carries a lot of the book, and it had me solidly in their corner from pretty early on.

It’s been brewing for a little bit, so it is satisfying to see that itch scratched as you get to answer “will they or won’t they”?

It really is quite the love story. 

For the purposes of these questions, I’m assuming you’ve read the previous book in the ACOTAR series too (A Court of Thorns and Roses).

Book Cover of A Court of Thorns and Rose

If you haven’t, you really should! It’s one of the best YA fantasy series I’ve had the pleasure to read in a long time.

Better yet, use these A Court of Thorns and Rose book club questions to read and discuss the novel with your book club!

When you’re ready, get cozy and get ready to dive into the second book of this exciting series using these discussion questions.

Book Cover of A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury Book Club Questions

1. In the first book of the series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, author Sarah J Maas did some impressive world building for both the human and Fae realms.

How did she build on that world in A Court of Mist and Fury?

2. What do you think about Feyre’s character development from where we leave her in the first book to where we find her in the second (three months later)?

How have her experiences with Tamlin’s court since becoming Fae changed her?

3. Were you satisfied with the way Maas handled Feyre’s trauma inflicted by Amarantha from the first book?

Did it feel authentic to you? Why or why not?

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4. Tamlin was Feyre’s first love and was instrumental in freeing her from her old way of life as the human Feyre.

Does his treatment of Feyre in the second book change your opinion of him? Do you now see him as a bad guy? Or a good guy who did terrible things? Explain.

5. There were a lot of new personalities and side characters introduced in the book, including all the members of the Night Court that form the High Lord of the Night Court’s inner circle.

Who were your favorite new characters? Why?

6. The novel introduced the concept of the mating bond, and how it’s different from a regular relationship. 

What are your feelings about something like a mating bond? Would you want something like that to exist in the real world? Why?

7. There seems to be quite a bit of power (and corruption) in the Fae Courts. How do you feel it added to the tension and drama of the story?

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8. Two of the major themes in the book are loyalty and betrayal. What are the biggest examples of each? How do they shape the book in your mind?

9.  There are a lot of memorable elements of the Fae Courts. How did these details compare to other fantasy novels you’ve read?

10. Which of the different abilities and powers of the High Fae did you find the most exciting? Which would you least want to have yourself?

11. How does the author explore the themes of female empowerment in the series?

Empowered woman discussed in A Court of Mist and Fury book club questions
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12. Magic is almost another character in the book. How does the existence of magic (and the differences between those who can control it and those who can’t) shape the overall story?

13. Of the many memorable moments in the book, which one stood out to you the most? Why?

14. How does Sarah J. Maas’ writing style compare between the two books? Did you notice any differences that added to (or detract from) the story?

15. Given how at end of the book Feyre is made High Lady of the Night Court (but then returns to Tamlin and the Spring Court), do you think you will read the third book?

What are your hopes for the next book in the series, A Court of Wings and Ruin?

Get these A Court of Mist and Fury book club questions as a PDF below to download or print.

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Don’t have a book club yet? Why not start your own! Check out my article on How to Form a Book Club for tips on creating the ideal book club for your lifestyle.

Did you read A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas with your book club? What did you think?

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