Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, New Adult Fantasy
Pub Date: May 5, 2015
My Copy: Courtesy of Netgalley and Bloomsbury
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 totally delicious and awesome fantasy book that kept me hooked from start to finish. I couldn’t put this book down. This was like a fine dessert that just kept getting better with each page. Sarah J. Maas has delivered another great book.
Feyre is one character that you totally can relate to and understand her circumstances as they change in a lot of ways throughout the book. Her life isn’t easy at all since they are poor. She is the one who does the hunting and makes money so that they can all eat. Her father and sisters each have very different personalities. I think that this makes for a much more interesting family dynamic. Her father is very injured and can no longer do the things that he once did. Her sister Nesta seems very mean and cold. Elaine seems to be the one who is the most loving and sweet. Yet things are hard for them as they don’t have money and need it desperately. Feyre has to hunt, so that they can have money to buy food and other things that they need. This immediately catches my attention as to why Feyre does the things that she does in the beginning of this book and why killing the wolf changes her life in ways that she couldn’t even imagine.
Killing the wolf really changes things for her life immensely. She is not aware of what she has killed at first. This wolf allows her to have some money for her family and allows them to eat well. Then something or a creature from fairy comes towards the family and demands that someone has to pay for killing the wolf. Everybody in her family is scared, so Feyre agrees to go with the Fairy to pay for this horrible mistake. What happens afterward is incredible.
When Feyre first comes to the land that is fairy, she finds it to be very breathtaking. Her relationships become more intense in fairy with both Lucien and Tamlin. I think the relationship between the three of them is interesting because it develops over time and she learns that not everything in fairy is easy. There will be something big happening soon. We learn that there is a curse, an enemy that Tamlin with Feyre’s help that he needs to defeat. I mean curses can always be broken. What I like is that we get a lot of things happening and developing within fairy and the mortal world. Life is complicated, messy. I totally love the scenes with Feyre and Tamlin. They were very sexy and interesting.
This book was also very action packed at times. Plus the things that Feyre and Tamlin go through separately and together really make them much stronger and have so much more chemistry. I thought that this was a fantastic read. I definitely want, no wish the second book was out in this series. I really want to see what Sarah J. Maas does next.