Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J Maas
Date of Publication: May 5, 2015
Format: Hard Cover
My Rating: 4.5/5
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 grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
This review is going to be a bit different because I really am not sure how to express my feelings about this book. I really just want to say everything about it, but I also don’t want to give away any spoilers.
Sarah J. Maas pretty much crumpled up my feelings and tried to flatten them out again without any success. Every moment of this book had me flipping the pages faster and faster. So let me just get to this review.
This was the first book I have read by Sarah J. Mass and I just have to take this moment to say that she is one of the most brilliant contemporary writers I have ever read. The way she describes colors and movement and feelings is incredible and brought out such an amazing picture in my mind the whole time I read. Every scene seemed to burst with color. I can’t wait to start reading the Throne of Glass series.
Okay, the main character of this book, Feyre, is female but she is one of the strongest female leads I’ve ever read. She was more confident in her own beliefs and loves than Katniss or Tris ever were. Feyre constantly fights and survives for herself and for the people she loves.
Feyre and Tamlin’s relationship is constantly growing and changing over the course of the book. Although at first they can hardly stand to speak to one another, their love increases daily. Their relationship is one that will hopefully continue throughout the next book in the series.
A Court of Mist and Fury doesn’t come out until the eternity of six months comes to an end. I’m hoping to drown this terrible book hangover in the Throne of Glass series until it comes out.