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A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Release Date: May 5th 2015
Publishers: Bloomsbury 
Pages: 416
Genre: Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Author's Website Book Depository

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.


As soon as I heard of A Court of Thorns and Roses, this was exactly my reaction:

If you recently read my Top Ten Tuesday post, you'd know that Sarah J Maas is one of my favourite authors. She quickly amazed me with her Throne of Glass series with her ability to engage the readers with the amazing worlds she builds. A Court of Thorns and Roses did not disappoint with her new characters and faerie worlds. How does Maas manage to write so many crazy novels at once?

Feyre hunts for her family to survive but once she kills a fae mistaking him for a wolf she is swept into the world of Prythian. As punishment for her wrongdoing she must stay on the estate with the high lord, Tamlin in the Spring Court, but as secrets unravel, the safety of human existence is threatened.

I feel like I've fell in love with Sarah J Maas's writing all over again as I adore each and every character in this book. The characters had so much depth to it and I felt like I knew them personally. I haven't felt so emotionally invested in a story in such a long time as I felt like I was part of the world Maas created. 

Feyre is a bow and arrow wielding huntress that is incredibly strong willed. She did not take any crap from characters and took the insults in strides. Feyre had a great voice as I really got a sense for her hatred towards the Fae. I felt her struggle and her emotional torment between fulfilling her duty by protecting her family or being free and choosing a better life. Never at any point did she give up in trying to do what's right even if it meant making the ultimate sacrifice. And at the end where things got so intense, I felt the desperation. Sarah J Maas's writing is absolute perfection as she does in a way that makes you want to be a part of the story. 

"In our miserable human world a promise was a law; a promise was currency; a promise was your bond" - Feyre 

The fae in this novel were nothing but pure sexiness...Tamlin and Rhysand have sky rocketed to one of the top few on my book boyfriends list. Once again Sarah J Maas has succeeded in creating even more attractive males. This book doesn't let up on the hot and heavy stuff between certain characters and it was almost borderline NA but we can all handle it right? The romance, oh my god. You have to read it to be able to experience the feels I'm going through right now! 

This book has me thinking why aren't all Sarah J Maas's books a TV series or a movie? Her writing is in so much detail it's not hard to translate it onto a movie screen. Unlike Throne of Glass, I din't find it difficult to get into the story. Sorry if my thoughts were a little scattered, this is written at 1:00am because I just can't sleep after finishing that book. If you've read this feel free to discuss it with me! And for those who haven' it now, in hardback. You won't regret it! 


  1. So glad you liked it Francoise!!! I am a newbie fan of Sarah J Maas and have to say I am LOVING the Throne of Glass series and am excited to read A Court of Thorns and Roses! I hear it has a subtle Beauty and the Beast retelling to it and ooh I love fairytales so much!! ^_^ Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yeah I didn't realise it was a retelling before I read it but I can definitely see it. I'm so glad your enjoying Throne of Glass! It's so amazing right? Team Chaol or Dorian?

  3. ha ha, I am! I'm up to Heir of Fire and I have to say, I don't ship Celaena with anyone but Sam which..well can't happen now. I don't like Chaol and I love Dorian but not for Celaena. I agree with Dorian in that their relationship could never work out and I am just really annoyed at Chaol for his role in their brief relationship and I didn't like Celaena when she was with Chaol, I much prefer her as strong and a fighter like she is now and the only other person to get that was Sam and I JUST LOVED SAM and okay yeah I was NOT OKAY WITH THE END OF ASSASSIN'S BLADE!!! But I do so love Dorian for myself... ;)
    And Chaol, ehh, I'll see. But right now, I does not like zee Chaol!!!

  4. I still have to read Assassins Blade but I totally understand you! Celaena is great as a strong independent woman!

  5. oh man, wouldn't it be absolutely wonderful to have it come out in a movie? YES PLEASE. Gosh Tamlin and lucien and everyone, were so droolworthy. So glad to hear you absolutely LOVED this one Francoise!

  6. Loved doesn't even cover it! They were so droolworhty!