Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: May 5th 2015
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Family, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, New Adult, Retelling
A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.
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.
Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!
Well, you’ve probably seen plenty of reviews for A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by now so I will make this quick: read it if you haven’t already.
Glorious characters are glorious, Maas writes an amazing cast as usual and there is really nothing bad I have to say about the characters. Also as per usual, I ended up with way too favorite characters and couples to ship because everyone is just so awesome. I can’t wait to see how they all further develop in the books to come (plus I still have so many questions!)
Speaking of couples I ship, the main romance here is great. Feyre and Tamlin’s relationship is one I could watch grow over and over again and never get tired of it. The romance does have a large part in the story but there are other elements that get just as much attention. After all, Maas created a whole new unique world with Fae lore and that isn’t something you want just glossed over-and it isn’t.
As for the pacing, I wish there had been more action and plot in the first half but it is forgivable since this is a series and I would rather have this time spent truly developing the story and relationships rather than rushing into things. The second half was awesome, and it was what made me really made me fall in love with the story.
Those of you who dislike cliffhangers have nothing to fear here, ACOTAR has a well wrapped up ending, and it’s a relief not having to sell what remains of my soul for the next book (I already owe some to Bec and some for other miscellaneous bargains I’ve made). I’m still really excited for the books to come though, especially because of one part towards the end View Spoiler »WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT WITH RHYSAND I MUST KNOW, I HAVE THEORIES. « Hide Spoiler. Anyways, I’ll just be hanging out here until the next Maas book comes out and ruins my life.