Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas | Review

fantasy , young adult 
Publication Date:  May 5th 2015
Page Count: 432

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.

I had very high expectations for this book because of Sarah J Maas' other series Throne Of Glass as well as the hype that has been surrounding this book. I was not disappointed , in fact , my expectations were exceeded. I didn't think this book would be as good as Throne Of Glass but it was definitely on the same level! This book had a very obvious begining , middle and end and it felt like I had been living in the world for a year when I'd only been there for 2 days.

This is a Beauty and The Beast retelling and although I'm not a Disney girl , I do love fairy tales especially Beauty and The Beast. It's loosely retold so it's not predictable but you can see the references from time to time. My only complaint would be that the relationship between Feyre and Tamlin was very slow and when you start to notice that there could be a chance of them being together , they suddenly are in love. It wasn't that big of a deal and you almost forget about it but I wrote in down in my notes as something had bothered me a little bit.

There was some very interesting character as well as a very interesting world in this book. Feyre , our main character, was the only one supporting her family and missed out on basic things like reading and writing as a child. There are challenges in this book that force Feyre to overcome those challenges and although it's painful to read at times , you can tell that she will grow so much as a character as the series progresses. I have to say that she's not as cool as Celaena though , but she's not an annoying angsty teenager which means I'm happy! 

As this is a Sarah J Maas book , we all know that our ideas of love interests will be thrown up in the air by the next book but I really like Rhys and I think he will come into play a lot in the next book. I have so many theories about the book and where it's going! 

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and steamy romances! 

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