I don’t know if you will answer this question because I know that you no longer follow this series but when I reread ACOMAF this passage (of Rhys) intrigued me ; he said during the meeting with the mortal Queens this : “Why I fought for your people in the War—only to begin my own supposed reign of terror once I ascended my throne, and ensured everyone heard the legends about it.” so do you think that if it wasn’t for his reputation, he wouldn’t have fought in the war ?

No, I think the point he’s making is that if he was really as awful as everyone said, why would he have fought on their side? He’s telling them that the rumors about his “reign of terror” are just rumors and legends, if that makes sense.

Hello Sara ! =) It’s not really a question and I know that maybe I will be criticized but I still have some issues with Feyre and Rhys, I mean when I read ACOMAF they’re are my goals (more toward the end though) and they shared a healthy relationship but when I go back to ACOTAR I still feel that awkward feeling when it comes to Feyre and Rhys interactions. I know it was all “a mask” for Rhys part and maybe it was the way Feyre described but still I don’t know what to feel about that sometimes..

That’s okay! You’re not alone in this, and frankly, it’s healthy to criticize it! Feyre as the narrator accepts Rhys’s explanation, and because the book is written from her perspective, the audience is encouraged to accept it, too. But there’s such a thing as unreliable narrators, and it’s perfectly valid to question the origins of their relationship, how Rhys treated her even under the mask, and how that developed into the relationship they ended up in. You’re not wrong for wondering about it, and you’re not wrong for being a little uncomfortable, either!


Hi ! How are you ? First of all I must say that I really like your blog and all your analyzes. And I have a question : in ACOWAR, after the High Lords meeting, when Rhysand proposed to have a threesome with Feyre and someone else do you think it was a joke or that he was truly serious about it ? I would like to know your opinion about it, if you want to give it to me ? Thank you in advance ! :)

Hello! I’m good–currently drowning in exams I have to grade, but otherwise good! 

When I was in the fandom, I was 100% in the camp that though Rhys (and definitely Lucien) were bisexual. So I’d see him actually being into it. I infamously wrote a fic about it, but I’m kind of embarrassed by that one, so I won’t link it (though it’s not impossible to find if you’re determined). 

I miss Rhys, too… The ACOMAF version of his, where he was the perfect feminist and ideal guy… and then ACOWAR came and she destroyed every good thing about him (making me think more and more that someone else wrote two first novels) We can always say that we love Rhys that was suppposed to be! (and yeah, I didn’t buy Warren’s redemption, as well xD)

Alas, poor Rhysand, we knew him well … 

Top Five Wednesday


Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Every week, join me and other bloggers/booktubers as we discuss our Top 5 Books according to the theme from the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads Group! This group, started by @thoughtsontomes and @gingerreadslainey, has prompts every week.

Today, the theme is PROBLEMATIC FAVES!

Characters you don’t want to love, but you can’t help liking.

#5 – Nyx from Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Nyx is an unlikable heroine if there ever was one, but I still really root for her in her story. She’s abrasive and sometimes lacks emotional intelligence, but she’s tough and her romance with Ignifex is so dynamic. I enjoy rereading this book from time to time for Nyx. 

#4 – Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury

Parting is such sweet sorrow. You all know I loved Rhys. He and Feyre were my OTP for a whole year. I eventually just became so burned by ACOWAR and so disillusioned by his entitled, toxic masculinity and faux-feminism that I had to let him go. But I’d be lying if I didn’t include him on this list of problematic faves. And I miss him. 😦

#3 – Warner from the Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

So, I never really bought into the total “redemption” of Warner that the fandom peddles because I think a lot of his behavior goes uncritiqued, but that’s what makes him one of my problematic faves! He’s the kind of YA love interest that I don’t want to see more of, but at the same time, Waaaaarrrrnnnneeeerrrrr. I die whenever he’s on the page in Ignite Me. So … I’m trash!

#2 – Sarkan from Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Sarkan is an ass, and he never really stops being an ass, but I LOVE HIM OKAY?! I wrote a whole 20,000 word fanfiction just so I could feel better about liking him. His relationship with Agnieszka isn’t exactly the healthiest but DAMN do I root for them! So yes, Sarkan = serious problematic fave.

#1 – Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

I should not love someone this sketchy so much, but Jane Eyre remains my #1 go-to when I need a deep and compelling romance. Rochester is kind of a creep, he’s made terrible decisions, and he’s 100% problematic, but I really can’t bring myself to stop loving him and the part he plays in Jane’s story.

Who are your problematic faves? I know they abound in the book world, but maybe your problematic faves come from TV or movies! Whatever they are, feel free to share in a comment or reblog! 


rhysand leaned against the archway into the sitting room, arms crossed, wings nowhere to be seen, dressed in his usual immaculate black jacket and pants.
and as those violet eyes met mine, as that familiar half smile faded…
my face crumpled. a small, broken noise cracked from me.

rhys was instantly moving, but my legs had already given out. the foyer carpet cushioned the impact as I sank to my knees.
I covered my face with my hands while the past month crashed into me.
rhys knelt before me, knee to knee.

gently, he pulled my hands away from my face. gently, he took my cheeks in his hands and brushed away my tears.
i didnt care we had an audience as I lifted my head and beheld the joy and concern and love shining in those remarkable eyes.
neither did rhys as he murmured, “my love,” and kissed me.

Back during the ACOTAR days, did you ship Feylin? Or did you really love Feysand once Rhys was introduced? Were you conflicted?

….I shipped Feylin. Because I didn’t pick up on his abusive tendencies and I was freaking impressed that he gave her multiple orgasms. Also, I had a lot of problems with Rhys and I was really skeptical of the whole “falls for the bad boy” thing. And I was bothered by his behavior Under the Mountain and was reluctant to see him redeemed.