Jaclyn’s Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
written by Sarah J. Maas
published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2015

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Did I enjoy this book? 
Why oh why has the world spent so much time talking about sparkling vampires and whiny heroines when THIS book exists?!?!?!? I haven’t fallen this hard for a book series in a VERY long time. Our heroine Feyre (pronounced Fay-ruh) is expertly written. She is everything that I want my daughter to be–strong, smart, loyal, fearless. Tamlin is the brooding dreamboat that you want him to be. Lucian is a phenomenal best friend. I could go on and on. The descriptions of Prythian are magical on their own. Amarantha is the personification of pure evil (think female Voldemort). If I’m being honest, the first half of the book is a little long winded. Just as you are getting to the point of restlessness, the author throws a gigantic curve ball at you and the entire book changes. Wow–just, wow.

(but only because I’m limited to 5)

Would I recommend it? So much YES! I want to stop random people on the street and hand out copies of this book. This book claims to be YA, but I would be cautious about the age group. There are some pretty steamy scenes, as well as some violence/gore–and there’s some cursing as well. I still loved this book and cannot wait to reread it!



About the book – from Goodreads: Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.


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  1. I want this series so much! I will get to, I swear. After reading her ToG novels, I know I love all things Maas. She is an incredible storyteller.
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  2. Could not agree more! I borrowed it from the library and loved it so much that the day after finishing, I had the boxset delivered so I could continue Feyre’s adventure!

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