We need hope, or else we cannot endure
Even though I loved the Throne of Glass series I was not as convinced at first with A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. But she completely blew me away at some moment en then only got me back in my shoes near the end of the book. Amazing!
Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Title & Author: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: May 5 2015
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses
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 give A Court of Thorns and Roses four out of five stars, not because it was bad or disappointment me. But it was a bit of slow go at the beginning, then it became amazing and then it left me stranded with a feeling of ‘been here before’. Of course I do not blame Sarah J. Maas for reusing a golden oldie.
For a romance novel I really liked it, the romance was not too over the top and thick. I found it was more of a story of growth and understanding. Which feels cheesy to say!
Feyre kills a creature of which she hates the nature so much, I would not have been surprised if she had killed Tamlin, the faerie too. But she grows and learns about faerie history and the culture. I did not like her final transformation in the end too much, but that is included in what I would call a golden oldie.
Tamlin is an interesting creature during most of this book. Only in the last part of the book you really get to see what he is saying and what he is doing. He tells a lot of half truths, which I find interesting and Sarah J. Maas has a way with words and uses it for this character a lot!
The character I actually liked most was Alis, she is very motherly to Ferye and that is a good thing for the girl when she is semi abducted into the Spring Court. It makes her loosen up a lot more to the faeries and helps the plot a long a lot. I also like the story about Alis’ two nephews a lot and I hope to learn more about them during the following books.
I think this book is a great read for anyone looking for a romance novel, but just as much for someone looking for a great fantasy book. Sarah J. Maas out did herself with this one again and I have no clue how she does it!
The only bad thing about this series for me is, that on Goodreads it says it going to have multiple books in the end, just like the Throne of Glass series. I think A Court of Thorns and Roses would have been a great standalone and even though I do look forward to reading A Court of Mist and Fury, I am first going read Empire of Storms.
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