Monday, May 25, 2015

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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.

A Court of Thorns and Roses is the start of a new series by Sarah J. Maas. If that's not enough to get you buy it, I'm not sure what is. When the is book was first announced I was thrilled, I mean, it just sounds amazing. Even when the cover was revealed and I was less than thrilled about it, I was still excited to read the book. 

Everything you expect from a Maas book is in here: an amazing world, action, steaming romance, and a beautiful gown or two, not two mention an absolutely reprehensible villain. If you like the Throne of Glass series at all, then you'll love this. It's different and new while keeping the same beauty that made us love Maas' first series. 

Now, this book does ride the line of YA and adult. The heroine--Feyre--is nineteen. Most YA books keep their characters somewhere between the ages of thirteen and eighteen. Plus, with the kind of romance and sometimes disturbing violence that's in this book, it definitely caters to the more mature audience members in the YA community. So while I would be hesitant to give this to the younger half of YA, I still loved it. 

Another curious thing to me is that this book is the start of a series. I'm both excited for that and confused. This book stands on it's own shockingly well, with only one two loose ends not tied up i a bow. So while I'm happy that we get to read more from these amazing characters, I'm also wary of where the extended plot will go. So much happened in this book. What else is there??

So if you like high fantasy with romance, action, and badass characters, (also, did I mention sexy?) then the Court of Thorns and Roses is one you need to pick up right away!

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