A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Posted May 4, 2015 by Sara | Novel Novice 2 Comments

Seduction and danger lurk within the pages of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, a sexy and thrilling twist on the classic “Beauty & the Beast” story, brilliantly blended with faerie mythology.

court of thorns and rosesWhen 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.

I’ll admit, I was hesitant to bust open the pages of A Court of Thorns & Roses because I’ve never been a big fan of books about faeries. There are a couple rare exceptions, but in general, I just can’t get into them. I also think I don’t like fantasy (despite loving some YA fantasy titles that have come out in the last year or so). But I’m also a huge fan of Sarah J. Maas, and the incredible worlds and stories she creates. And I do love a good twist on a classic fairy tale. So it was with only moderate trepidation that I began reading A Court of Thorns & Roses …

And now I can’t stop thinking about this incredible book!!!

I was swept away by our heroine, Feyre. Captivated by the mysterious and enigmatic Tamlin. And dying to learn all the secrets of Tamlin’s curse, and the mysteries and intricacies of the faerie world. I wanted more — and every page gave it to me.

A Court of Thorns & Roses is sexy, seductive, and a fun fantasy at its very finest. Maas has crafted a clever, but easily approachable fantasy world — and proves, yet again, that she has a gift for writing multidimensional, kick-ass female characters.

And while this is the first installment in a larger series (because, YAY, I want more books in this world!!!) — A Court of Thorns & Roses does finish almost as if it could be a self-contained, standalone novel. So I feel like that gives me the best of both worlds — a book that gives me a satisfying ending (and no agonizing cliffhanger), while still promising more to come. (And believe me, you want more.)

A Court of Thorns & Roses is in stores tomorrow.

Sara | Novel Novice

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2 responses to “A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Hmmm I’ve had an e-galley of this for months but I haven’t been able to bring myself to read it yet because fairies usually don’t appeal to me. Maybe it’s time to bump it to the top of the to-read list!

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