A Court of Thorns & Roses
Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, New Adult
May 5th 2015
Feyre is a huntress.
She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price...
Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy's kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor's body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked - but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre's feeling for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she's been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows.
Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.
For the longest time, I have owned A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas. After reading a lot of her Throne of Glass series, I started to become more curious about this series. The amount of hype behind it was slightly daunting, but I was willing to give it a go.
The hype is completely 100% justified.
Holy hell the world building is absolutely breathtaking. I expected nothing less from Maas from reading her other books, but boy I was not prepared. There is something super enticing about the world of ACOTAR. How humans live beyond the wall away from the fay. Also the territories of the faeries felt super intricate and detailed and I WANT TO KNOW MORE.
“I was as unburdened as a piece of dandelion fluff, and he was the wind that stirred me about the world.”
The character relationships and their progression within the book
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
Throughout A Court of Thron & Roses, Feyre’s character development is a sight to behold. Not only for herself, but with others. Especially with Tamlin. Oh god Tamlin seriously made my heart sore. Coult totally see them taking their relationship further.
I also loved how Lucien was towards Talin. Completely loyal and a great friend. His and Feyre’s friendship was also so sweet.
“Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
Overall, ACOTAR is SO good. It is enchanting and magical and completely out of this world. The world, the courts and the characters are all so detailed and Maas has once again outdone herself with a phenominal story. Really can’t wait to read the next one!