A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in a new adult fantasy trilogy inspired by Beauty and The Beast.
Published: May 5th, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA childrens
Pages: 432 (hardcover)
Audiobook length: 16 hrs, 7 min
Synopsis by the publisher:
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.
After reading (and loving) The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, I had extremely high expectations for the writing in this book. I was not disappointed!
The writing in ACOTAR is just as beautiful, but different as it is written in first person perspective.
Maas has a unique way of building up fantastic fantasy worlds that you can picture with ease even though they are so detailed and well made.
The way she writes about the emotions of the characters is also perfectly done and her writing is poetic and beautiful while it is brutal and real at the same time.
Feyre was an interesting character that I really liked from the beginning. She is a strong female protagonist in a world where she had to be a grown up at a young age. But even though she is such a strong character she has her shortcomings which made her an even more relatable character.
Feyre had a lot of character development through this book and I’m really looking forward to seeing how much more is to come in the next two books.
Tamlin was very mysterious at first but definitely a character that charmed me early on and had me invested in the story and the love interest.
Lucien and Rhysand found their ways into my hearts as well!
Needless to say: this book is packed with interesting characters!
Beauty and The Beast shone through in the story so many places and I loved it! Fairytale retellings can have a way of becoming somewhat cliché, but not this one.
It had just the right amount of inspired pieces as well as being a truly original story with twists and turns that I did not see coming. It had fantastic build up to the dramatic pieces and the last fifty pages or so really had me at the edge of my seat (almost to the point of nail biting).
I loved the way the story wrapped up in the end!
I loved the story from the very beginning, but for some reason it took me a couple of chapters into it before I was really invested in the story. This could be that I was sort of on my way into a tiny reading slump, but thankfully I found my way back and when I got into this story I was hooked!
This was a refreshing, sexy and unique read! I can’t believe I have to wait a whole year before getting my hands on the next chapter of this epic story.
Oh, and let’s not forget the stunning artwork on the cover! It deserves mentioning! Designer Donna Mark did an amazing job!
I have no doubt that this will be just as much of a success as The Throne of Glass series has become.
Sarah is a brilliant writer and I’ve loved all of her work so far! Her books are future classics in the making!
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