AUTHOR: SARAH J. MAAS • SERIES: A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES • CATEGORY: FANTASY • PAGES: 416
Feyre is poverty stricken and must hunt to provide for her family, so she feels nothing killing a wolf in order to capture it’s prey. Beyond the forest, is a place that all mortals fear. Feyre is about to learn that taking a life of a magical creature has very serious consequences.
Forced to live in the Kingdom of those she fears, Feyre is free, but can never leave. Tamlin, her captor has scars of a warrior and despite his face being masked his stare draws her closer. With feeling between Feyre and Tamlin intensifying it is up to Feyre to discover a way to break a curse or lose her heart forever.
Going into reading this book I had heard a lot of hype so I was in two minds, either it was going to be really good or a major let down… It was not a major let down, not even a minor let down.
Feyre is a wonderful main character. Finally a strong, fierce, yet feminine lead character! Hurrah!!! Her family on the other hand are so selfish and weak, that I felt genuine frustration for her particularly regarding her father.
Tamlin and Lucien are both endearing males. I must say that I was more drawn to Lucien in the beginning than Tamlin. Maybe it wad just the mechanical eye. Rhysland is difficult to put into a box. I feel he isn’t simply the “bad guy” especially with how the book ended and think it will be interesting to see how he fits into the next instalment.
The plot is intriguing and the depiction of the Fae and their lands was vivid. The trials that Feyre face were so exciting to read and I honestly couldn’t devour the book fast enough. Basically, after reading this book I was hooked. I ploughed through it, then A Court of Mist and Fury and am currently reading The final instalment A Court of Wings and Ruin, both of which I will be reviewing in the weeks to come.
I am a 32 year old who has turned all “fangirl” over these books. I wasn’t expecting that.
On a side note I have seen these books promoted with a 12 years+ rating. I wouldn’t be buying them for my almost 12 year old niece. Not in a long shot. Unless of course I wanted my sister to kill me. The sex scenes are enough to make me blush (Maas has done a brilliant job of them) and I am definitely not prudish.
Overall Rating: ￼￼5/5 teacups
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