BOOK REVIEW: A Court Of Thorns And Roses – by Sarah J. Maas

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Title: A Court Of Thorns And Roses
(A Court Of Thorns And Roses #1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
First published: May 5th 2015
Finished reading: June 5th 2015
Pages: 416
Rating 5

“Rhysand stared at me for long enouth that I faced him. “Be glad of your humam heart, Freyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”

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I’m really enjoying the Throne Of Glass series so far, so when I heard Sarah J. Maas was going to start a whole new series I added it straight to my wishlist. I have read A Court Of Thorns And Roses together with those that participate in the #JuneAndRosesReadAlong… There’s still time to join if you want to! So what about A Court Of Thorns And Roses? I can say I’m liking this new series even better than Throne Of Glass! No love triangle, awesome main characters, expectacular worldbuilding and beautiful prose and descriptions… What’s not to love? I just wish I could visit the Spring Court myself; it sounds like the perfect place to live. (If you don’t count the possibility of dangerous creatures wandering around.) I’m a huge fan of both Feyre and Tamlin and I love the faerie world Sarah J. Maas created in this new series. I know this sounds much like excessive fangirling, but I think A Court Of Thorns And Roses is truly worth the hype. It will be such a long wait for the sequel though! Definitely and absolutely recommended for those who enjoy a good YA fantasy series.

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Feyre’s father lost all his fortune years ago and with his damaged knee he is in no state to provide for his family… Forcing Feyre to hunt out in the woods so her family has food on the table. One day she believes she killed a huge wolf while hunting, but unfortunately it turned out to be something different than just a wolf. Feyre actually killed a faerie, and soon a beast-like creature comes to their home and claims she has to travel with him to the land of the immortal faeries as a retribution for the faerie’s death. The beast turned out to be Tamlin, one of the seven most powerful faeries and in charge of the Spring Court. Feyre has hated the Fae and their magic during all her life, but Tamlin makes it clear she isn’t a prisoner and soon she begins to warm up to both him and the other faerie Lucien. Things are not as they seem though and Feyre is in more danger than she realizes. Will she discover the truth before it’s too late for both Tamlin and his world?

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First of all, I’m so glad there was no love triangle! Also, the main characters were pretty awesome and I absolutely loved the worldbuilding in A Court Of Thorns And Roses. It’s an interesting story full of action and the right dose of fantasy and romance. A mix between a Beauty And The Beast retelling and a faerie story… And one of my favorite reads AND new YA fantasy series this year. I will be waiting impatiently for the sequel!

WWW Wednesdays #42 – June 3rd

wwwwednesdaysOriginally featured at Should Be Reading and now hosted by Sam at Taking On A World Of Words, WWW WEDNESDAYS is still about answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?

thedivinersacourtofthornsandrosesI’ve started The Diviners by Libba Gray on Sunday and so far I’m really enjoyed it! It’s the perfect mix between historical fiction and fantasy so far… I’ve put it temporarily on hold though so I can read my two read along titles. I’m reading A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas first for the #JuneAndRosesReadAlong and will finish All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven as soon as I finish reading the first one…

  • What did you recently finish reading?

athousandpiecesofyouhidenseekI managed to finish A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray before the end of May, but unfortunately it didn’t live up to expectations. I was expecting something just as amazing as the cover, but ended up being annoyed by the lack of sci-fi and an ignorant main character. I’ve also finished Hide ‘N Seek by Yvonne Harriott, a book I picked for the sole reason of me and the author sharing the same first name (Bookish Bingo!). The story was really cheesy and I didn’t exactly enjoy reading it…

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

theassassinsbladethedeathofdannydaggersI will probably read The Death Of Danny Daggers next, a novel that Haydn Wilks was kind enough to send to me for review. If not, it will most likely be The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. I need that title to finish my Bookish Bingo Spring challenge…