A Court of Thorns and Roses by a Sarah J. Maas
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.
I have to admit, it took me a long time to finish this book. I got it as soon as it came out, eager to read another epic fantasy by Sarah J Maas, but I was quickly disappointed. Coming from Throne of Glass I was expecting more excitement and action…but it started off SLOW. I read maybe 80 pages before I put it away for a long long time.
Then a few weeks ago I decided to join a Sarah J Maas fan group on Facebook and everyone wouldn’t shut up about this book! I couldn’t see it, but they all encouraged me to keep going…sooo I listened! And I am sure glad I did!
This book does start off slow, but it more than makes up for it and had me staying up all night needing to know what was going to happen. I am not sure how I felt about everything in the end, but I have been assured it will all work out and questions will be answered in book two, A Court of Mist and Fury, which I am half way through.
I fell in love with Lucien! And Feyre is super witty and sarcastic which I love. I am also a fan of first person narrative which I know some aren’t, but I think this fits in this book. I won’t give any spoilers but I must say, the ending had me cringing, crying and cheering all at the same time.
I gave this book 4 stars simply because it started slow, but I can tell you this is a 5 star series in the making.
Until next time…