Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
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 over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it…or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Review: I’m just going start off by saying that I can officially say I’m trash for SJM. It’s funny because this time last year I’d be staring at her books on my shelves wondering if I’d like them or when I would get to them. March totally became a Maas-thon because I could NOT STOP devouring her books.
After starting ACOTAR I was a little nervous at first because I wasn’t totally into it, until Feyre got taken by Tamlin. It started off as a classic Beauty and the Beast retelling with so many parallels, but it quickly became so much more and by the end I was hotly anticipating book two. I honestly never thought fae books were my thing, but I should have known better. Maas writes such compelling characters and her plotting is pretty clever as well. She can make you grow to love characters and feel so many emotions towards them and then in the next second make you despise them.
I will admit that her writing leaves something to be desired with her constant repetitive phrases and general overall wordiness, but I still couldn’t put the books down. Am I addicted? Yup, and proud of it!
While were here I might as well save myself some time and just say that ACOMAF was definitely my favourite book out of the three. Feyre grows so much as a character by the end and I just love all of the characters so much! I love how Maas handles all their relationships, romantic and otherwise. Their interactions made me love the series so much more. Also, the romance? Let’s just say there’s no shortage of steam and SJM does not hold back!
So yeah, I’ll just be over here anxiously awaiting the next Maas release like the hot mess I am.