Monday, May 14, 2018

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

First line:
The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice.
Kindle ebook
Publication Date:
May 5, 2015
5 arrows out of 5
Maas has crafted another beautiful world featuring a strong female lead. Feyre is cunning, intelligent, and self-sacrificing. And while she may not be the nicest or kindest heroine out there, she is certainly one of the fiercest. Her family's circumstances forged her into the person she is and meeting Tamlin only proves to bring these characteristics out more. A dark force is looming over the Spring Court and Feyre must discover how to stop it in order to save those that she loves. Tamlin is great, he protects Feyre and obciously cares for her. He allows for Feyre to, for the first time since her family lost its fortune, to relax and focus on herself and her art.

The supporting characters are also well-rounded. Lucien is desperate for help as well as sarcastic. But he will do anything for his king and to protect his kingdom. Rhys is interesting. I can't wait to see how this plot line develops. I can't decide whether he's a villain or not, but I'm leaning towards not  ;)

Though the book is rather long, it's worth it. Maas is masterful at crafting fantasy lands that are full of magic, intrigue, and danger. Each page grabs your attention and holds on, refusing to let you go until you find out what happens next.

I can't wait to finish this series. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves fairytale retellings, strong female leads, faeries, and devious female villains.

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