Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses Trilogy
Date Started: June 1
Date Finished: June 8
Format: ebook from the digital library
The best way I think for me to describe this book without gushing for thousands of words is the following: It’s Beauty & the Beast with a fairy twist. Feyre and her family are down on their luck they’ve been banished to a small cottage out in the woods. It’s winter and they’re starving. The only way for them to eat is for Feyre to go out into the woods and hunt. She’s had an abysmal hunt and is determined to find something when she spots a deer. The animal would not only feed her family for days but the pelt alone could get them coin that would help them out. But she isn’t the only one hunting it. A wolf comes out of the wood and without even thinking, she shoots him dead. With a wolf pelt and the carcass of the deer her family is set for now.
The next day after selling the pelts in town, her family is about to dine when a beast breaks down their front door. It’s a fairy and he isn’t happy that Feyre shot the wolf – who turned out to also be a fairy – to atone for her crimes according to the treaty she must die. But there is a loophole. If Feyre wants to live than she has to go with the fairy and stay with him in the land of fairies – called Prythiam – forever. She agrees. The fairy’s name is Tamlin and he is one of the fairy High Lords, the wolf she killed was one of his men. She is half-expecting him to kill her, but he doesn’t and lets her do as she wishes. As she learns more about the fairies and a curious illness that seems to ail them, she finds out that they aren’t as dastardly as they appear to be. But it might already be too late.
My summary of this book does not do it justice. There is so much more that I wish to say about this book but I won’t to avoid spoilers. All you need to know is that this book is fantastic and I’m somewhat glad it took me a week to read. I enjoyed every minute. The characters are amazing. Their character development is also amazing and the world that Maas creates is…you guessed it amazing. I’m looking forward to book 2 and Maas just became one of my new favorite authors.
Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. Most of the time I was on the edge of my seat dying to know what happens next. I loved this book so much I’m being very fan girlish about this review.
Bookshelf worthy? I can squeeze it in somewhere…right?