Review: ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Rosesby Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 5th 2015
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
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When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Well, it seems I found one author who can suck me into any story she writes because I finished A Court of Thorns and Roses in one day. From the beginning to the end, I was enthralled in this world of High Fae and humans. My husband was a little mad that I didn’t watch any television with him because I was too busy reading this book. He will never understand. 🙂
A long time ago, humans were slaves to the High Fae, until a war broke out and humans won their freedom and gained land to live on due to a wall that separated them from the High Fae. Immediately, the book starts with the main character Feyre out in the woods to hunt for a deer for her family. She ends up having to kill a wolf that was about to kill the deer she wanted for her family. What she doesn’t realize is the wolf was a High Fae, and she’s about to pay the price for the killing the wolf. A beast like a creature comes to find her and take her back over the wall with him to pay the cost of what she did to his friend.
Feyre is forced to go with him, and the whole time she’s over at Spring Court, she is worried sick about her family. Feyre realizes while with the High Fae that something strange has happened to them. The blight is plagued their world and Feyre is determined to find out if there is a cure for it. What she doesn’t realize is the blight is not something you want to mess with, especially when the High Fae at Spring Court is scared it’s coming to get them again.
What I loved most about this book is how strong-willed Feyre was in the book. She was not afraid to stand her ground, especially against Tamlin (her captor). Feyre ends up going through different emotions with Tamlin though because at first, he’s scary, but then he starts changing to protective over her. Feyre ends up falling for Tamlin, which I found Tamlin a little over the top at times, but he grew on me.
The most excitement and craziness comes toward the end of the book when Feyre finds out what the blight is. Let’s say the ending has a lot of action, bloodshed, and sadness. Out of all the characters though, one character that stood out to me in the book was Rhysand. He was fascinating and evil at the same time. I don’t want to go into much detail of what his character was like because I’ll give away his best/worst qualities. He was great though.
The first book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series is addicting to read due to the storyline and characters. Sarah J. Maas did another fantastic job. Like I said, in the beginning, it took me one day to finish this book.
I give this book 5 stars and look forward to reading the rest of these books, especially since the other series Sarah J. Maas ends this year. 🙁
Sarah J. Maas has become a favorite author of mine, especially since her books got me out of my reading slump I was having. If you haven’t read her books, I highly recommend them to fans of Young Adult and Fantasy.