A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Review)


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.


This was a really odd one for me. I’ve heard so much about it, both good and bad, and the cover is gorgeous!

I really didn’t like it… then I did. I know that doesn’t really make much sense, but the first half of this book was really dull and annoying. Feyre was acting like a sulky child. I know she was in a very odd situation, in a very odd place, surrounded by odd people, but her response to pretty much everything was to storm off, slam a door, or both. She was told not to do “the thing” by more than one person, more than once…guess what? She did “the thing” more than once!

THEN “fire night” happened, and Feyre changed. The tone of the story seemed to shift, and I couldn’t put the book down. From this point on, the world became more developed, as did the characters, not just Feyre but Tamlin and Lucien too. I had heard that there was a really bad romance and sex in this, but I didn’t get that at all. The romance that developed felt real to me, and there is a sense of the possibility of hurdles to come, especially after the events of the finale.

I felt as though the further on the story got, the better it got, the writing seemed to improve too. That is why I am genuinely looking forward to reading “A Court of Mist and Fury” and seeing whether my suspicions about Rhysand are correct 😉

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Finished on February 11th 2017


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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas


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