Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Summary: 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.
This is a book that reminds me of why I love to read.
Sarah J. Maas’ writing never ceases to amaze me – it grabs you by the heart and takes you to worlds like no other. She makes you feel all of the emotions alongside the characters, makes you hate some with all of your guts. And no matter what I’m reading by her, no matter how gruesome or fantastical the scene, I always have a clear picture of everything that’s happening. Sarah’s writing is like my favorite movie, fantastically captured in a book.
My only problem with this book is in the romance. When Feyre and Tamlin were together… oh man, that was hot. That was amazing. Sarah J. Maas really knows how to write about love; I could feel the passion almost rippling off the pages. My problem, however, was with how the two characters come together. Sure, there was a lot of tension between them, but I felt like maybe the characters were being… forced?… together? Does that make sense? Once they were together, though… AMAZING.
There were so many layers to the plot, so many things that happened… I have no idea how Sarah fit it all into one book (and did it spectacularly at that). Although the beginning was a little slow, pretty soon I was flying through this book, just wanting more and more, totally sucked into the story.
A Court of Thorns and Roses was wholly entertaining, hot, engrossing, and a fantastic story. Even a month after reading the book, I just want more of the characters, of the world, and of the writing. I am DYING to get my hands on the next book.
A definite 4.5/5 stars.