A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Where did I get it? The Local Library
Summary: 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.
In accordance with the recent release of A Court of Mist and Fury, the sequel to A court of Thorns And Roses, I thought the time had finally come to review this book.
I read this a while ago, and I had to immediately know what was brewing through the mortal and faerie lands. Going into ACOTAR, I was slightly worried that I would find it too similar to The Throne of Glass series, but that was not the case at all. Feyre was nothing like Celeana and it would be wrong to the compare the two as they are both great characters in their own right.
Feyre may have been completely usurped from her home and thrown unarmed into the court of the Spring High Lord, but she did not take it sitting down. There was no small amount of action packed into this novel, on top of the romance promised in the blurb and I was enthralled by the world that lay beyond the mortal realms.
I could not help but like Tamlin, however saying that my favourite character was definitely Lucien. His sharp wit and slightly sarcastic comments were the highlights of the book for me, and I increasingly looked forward to interactions between him and Feyre.
I am glad that I picked this up, despite earlier reservations and I would like to think that others would not be disappointed by ACOTAR either.