Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. MaasA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Published by Bloomsbury USA
Published: May 5th 2015
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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 over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In your reading life, you will come across good books, bad books, just okay books, and amazing books. A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) isn’t any of those. ACOTAR is in a class of its own. It is in a class that leaves you speechless and in love. It 100% took my words because really how do you describe the perfect book? You don’t. But I will try.

A Court of Thorns and Roses is the story of Feyre, a normal girl living in a world that is split between human and Fae thanks to a 500-year-old war. Feyre is the sole provider for her father and two sisters. One night, while hunting in the woods for food, she comes across a wolf and makes the decision to kill him, a decision that completely alters the course of her life. Soon Feyre is faced with the fate of her decisions; she must give her life for the life she took. She must go to the Fae world with Tamlin a Fae Lord and spend the rest of her days in his manner. As Feyre begins to grow close Tam and learn about his world and the evil that is brewing over it she must decide whether to find a way to help him or lose him and his world forever.

Like I said, I don’t have the words to describe this perfect book. There was just so much I loved about it. I love the setting and the characters and the fairytale elements and the myth elements. I loved the way the plot unfolded and the pacing of it. I love the writing and the storytelling element. Sarah really created an amazing world with amazing people. Feyre, Tamlin, Lucien, and Rhys all bring something different to the table and each plays an important part in Feyre’s story. The way these characters are interwoven into each other’s lives will leave you hooked and wanting more.

And can we talk about the sexiness??? Wowza! I mean, I blushed in some parts. It was very feral and animalistic, but also tastefully done. It wasn’t added in the story as sex for sex sake like some stories do. It served a purpose and pretty fan worthy. I won’t say more about that, but just be prepared in case reading in public.

All I can say is ACOTAR is a magical reading experience. As a girl that loved Maas’ first fantasy series Throne of Glass, I loved ACOTAR even more. It hit me in all the right places. It left me breathless and awestruck and yearning for more. It broke my heart and made me laugh and smile and crushed me when it ended because it was over. Simply put…this review was almost written with emojis. Need I say more! Oh, okay…READ IT!

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8 Comments

  1. Yessss to everything you loved about A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES! I don’t know how she does it, but Sarah just whips these fantastical stories with amazing characters into book form — and manages to make readers like us fall in love. So excited for the next one!

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  2. This has to be one of my top fantasy books I read this year! Great review and I can not wait to read book 2! I am sure it’s going to be epic!!! Plus, it’s Sarah J. Maas so anything she writes we already know is going to be epic!

  3. This book sounds great and I really want to read it! This is a great review which makes me want to read this book even more!

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