A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance


Synopsis:

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.


Review:

I had been waiting so long to read this book, because I loved Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight! And everyone kept saying that the second book was even better so I expected this one to be pretty great. I was not at all disappointed.

I love fairy-tale re-telling as I’ve mentioned before in my previous posts. And the ones with a dark twist is even better. ACOTAR makes subtle references to Beauty and the Beast. The main plot it somewhat the same but I love how raw and uncensored the writing is. It was nice to read something from my childhood that wasn’t PG13 and a bit more sensible. Or as sensible as it can get with fantasy.

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Feyre’s character is not self righteous; at least she doesn’t go overboard with it. Every decision she makes is for her own benefit. To save her own family, her own friends, her own love. Some might argue that she’s helping other people, so how are her actions selfish. I’d just like to point out that she’s doing it because she wants to stay happy and not alone. If it meant keeping her family and friends close, then so be it. She makes stupid decisions, she’s not perfect. Which is exactly why I love her. Her actions are so unpredictable, it made the whole book nerve wrecking. I loved her character development. I loved getting to know Tamlin, Lucien and Alis. Even Feyre’s family was unpredictable, and it wasn’t hard to figure out where her loyalty should lie.

I seemed to catch a whiff of other fantasy books at some parts; from Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and even Twilight towards the end. Despite all that it was nice. I can’t wait to finish A Court of Mist and Fury. And if I like it more than this one, the rating is probably going to go down. 😉


Rating: ★★★★☆ | 4.5 out of 5 stars

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