Book Review

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 4 / 5

I have been seeing so many rave reviews of Sarah J. Maas’ books and especially A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES and the rest of that series. I had read the first two books in her Throne of Glass series a few years back and didn’t keep up with it, but I’ve since seen a few recommendations indicating that that series continues to get better and that ACOTAR might be an easier way to start in her books. When I saw ACOTAR for a good price, I snatched it up and just in time since I found out some friends were buddy reading it in June!

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES follows Feyre, a young human who kills a kills a wolf while out hunting to feed her family. She later learns that this wolf was actually a faerie in wolf form, a crime with dire consequences. Feyre must make a choice to hand over her life either to death or to living out her life in the Fae realm. Taught to hate and distrust faeries, Feyre is surprised at what she finds when she crosses the border out of her world.

I really enjoyed this book and flew through it! Though I would never claim to be a big romance fan, I have been becoming more and more of a fantasy fan so I love the combination of world building and supernatural characters with romance entwined. I really enjoyed learning a bit about the world of the Fae, their magic and their ways of life. I look forward to learning more as the series continues.

I loved following Feyre at the center of the story. She has a strong sense of loyalty to her family and her responsibilities when it comes to taking care of them, even when they show no signs of appreciation. She has been raised with hatred toward the Fae, believing that they are dangerous, but she does have a willingness to change her mind and form her own opinions when faced with different information. Feyre is far from perfect and she makes mistakes along the way, but she is intelligent and gutsy and a wonderful protagonist to root for.

This book lived up to the hype for me and I’ve only heard that the series continues to get better from here! Book two is already in route and I look forward to continuing on with the series!

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