Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 5th 2015
Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
Sarah J. Maas – you’re officially one of my new favorite authors. I plan on filling my shelves to the brim with your amazing books!
I really enjoy the Throne of Glass series, and now I’m completely in love the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Sarah J. Maas’ level of creativity is amazing! She flawlessly creates vivid worlds, and one-of-a-kind characters. Although A Court of Thorns and Roses seems to be inspired by Beauty and the Beast, Sarah J. Maas diverges from the original story, by spinning new plots, and new captivating characters.
Feyre is such a wonderful character. She’s been neglected and taken advantage by her family, her entire life. When Feyre’s mother was dying, Feyre made a promise that she would take care of her two older sisters and father. Even when Feyre was 8, her mother knew that Feyre was the only one with her wits about her. Her mother knew that Feyre would do anything and everything, to keep her little family alive. Ever since her mother died, Feyre has taken care of her older sisters, Elain and Nesta, and their father. The family lost their fortune many years ago, which forced them into a ramshackle itty-bitty cottage. Feyre taught herself how to hunt to be able to feed her family and herself, a feat that at times, is near-impossible. She and her family are all underweight, malnourished, and miserable.
Tamlin, a ferocious-seeming faerie, quickly shows up in the story, when Feyre accidentally kills a fae friend of his. He gives her the option to either die, or go to live with him forever in his faery court. After making sure her family will be spared, Feyre begrudgingly goes with Tamlin.
I really enjoyed the interactions that took place between Tamlin and Feyre. Feyre was resistant to all things fae in the beginning of the story, because she had grown up hearing stories of their torturous, and murderous ways. She viewed them as monsters, that only caused pain and destruction for humans. By spending time with Tamlin, Feyre starts to see that all faes may not be as bad, as they’re rumored to be.
A Court of Thorns and Roses was so addicting! Tamlin was a tall, handsome, mystery, that I wanted to unravel immediately. Feyre was a spirited girl, who cared more about others, than herself. There was also Lucien, another fae, whose role was that of a sarcastic best friend, and an ally to Tamlin. Lucien clearly has problems with Feyre, the moment she arrives, which causes hilarious bickering between the two.
There’s so much to love about this book, but I’m going to stop here. You NEED to read this one asap.