Title : A Court of Thorns and Roses
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, New Adult
Published: May 5, 2015
Followed by: A Court of Mist and Fury
My Rating: 4/5
Feyre’s family was stripped of their possessions and money when she was a child and is now the sole provider of her family. One day she goes hunting and sees a wolf of unnatural size, a Fae. Due to a long and complicated history with faes, humans are afraid of them. Driven by rage, Feyre kills the fae with her arrow. A few days later another beast comes to her house claiming that according to a treaty signed by High Faes and humans, she must either die or live out the rest of her days in Prythian with him.
Once in the magical kingdom, Feyre starts learning that something dark and powerful threatens not only Prythian but the human world as well, and she must do everything in her power to save everyone she loves.
I never knew that I would become such a sucker for anything fae but it has happened!
The story starts out so slow I seriously considered DNFing it, but so many people love the series that I decided to ask around and everyone told me TO WAIT AND CONTINUE READING. So I did and soon(ish) enough, around page 200, things got very interesting!
At first I felt very sorry for Feyre; her family treats her horribly and they don’t appreciate anything she does for them which is basically keep them alive, fed, and clothed! Her character development is one of the reasons I continued with the book. At first Feyre is (understandably) in a constant state of anger and sadness, but once she moves in with the High Fae, gorgeous Tamlin, she begins to process her feelings about herself and her family; no one tried to keep Tamlin from taking her, no one went looking for her. As she speaks about her feelings, Tamlin and Feyre realize they have much in common and slowly they start developing romantic feelings for each other.
But let’s talk boys though, because Tamlin isn’t the only handsome fae around, there are also Rhysand and Lucien. Lucien works for Tamlin and although I didn’t care for him at first, he added some lightness to the story, which was needed, especially at the beginning when the plot was developing at the pace of a snail. I also found his loyalty to Tamlin and later on, I guess we could say friendship? to Feyre, very endearing. However, my fave fae is Rhysand! With his dark hair, light eyes, and sarcasm, he is officially my new fae bae (sorry Darkling!) and I hope to see a lot more of him in the next book! I secretly hope for Feyre + Rhysand ❤
Sarah J. Mass is an amazing writer and world builder. The sexy scenes were very steamy and the few action ones were very brutal. There is of course a very bad villain and not so pleasant situations but I don’t want to spoil anything!
I also love the history and customs she built around the fae world. I can’t get enough of this series!