Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Court of Thorns & Roses (A Court of Thorns & Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Publication: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Source: Publisher & Purchased/Own

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

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.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

As soon as I picked up ACOTAR…..OMG. I could not stop thinking about it. I was a little scared that I wouldn’t like it that much or worse, that I wouldn’t like it at all, but boy was I worried for nothing...

I loved Lucien and his strong personality and wise crack comments. His backstory is tragic and he has had to overcome a lot. I am hoping he meets a woman worthy of him in book two.

Rhysand was the most curious character for me. I am very interested in knowing more about him. I see a possible friendship developing between him and Feyre. (Hopefully nothing beyond the friendship!)

And then there is Tamlin. Tamiln with his big heart, mighty strength and stubbornness that equals Feyre’s. He has also been though a lot during his many years of existence and being a leader is something that was thrust upon him. And now he has the weight of all these people depending on him and looking to him for guidance and to end their suffering. Super stressful.

Feyre is a bit of a badass huntress. It isn’t something she wanted, but she needed to do, in order to survive and help keep her family alive and fed. At first I felt lukewarm about her. She is very stubborn and relentless and possibly a little reckless too. I got annoyed with her several times and just wanted to shake her. But that lukewarm feeling turned to major warmth and I ended up loving her.

Sarah J. Maas is an amazing writer. I love her Throne of Glass Series. This book is no exception. She has a way of writing that makes you easily connect with the characters and feel what they are going through. I could feel Feyre's sadness, her feeling of insignificance. And see her need to be important…to feel wanted….and I wanted that for her too. I would lie if I said I didn’t shed a tear or two, or that my heart didn’t stutter at least once while reading this book.


I was just taken away by ACOTAR. I found myself reading at any end every opportunity available until i reached the last page. Even now, months later, I cannot stop thinking about the story. I keep wondering what is going to happen in book two, yes there will be another book, and cursing that I have to wait until 2016 for it.

If you could not tell, I loved this book so much and really really wished it didn’t end when it did. I am going to say this is one of the best books I have read so far in 2015. I would recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy, fairies, retellings of fairytales, and of course Sarah J. Maas.

RATING: 5 out of 5.

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