Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns & Roses #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Release Date: May 5, 2015
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.
Oh, jeez. Where do I even start? When I first heard about this book, I was super freaking excited to read it and when the reviews came rolling in I really wanted to read it, but I got to say this book was way over-hyped about. It was good, but not great. It definitely had great potential, but it didn't 'wow' me like I expected it to.
A COURT OF THRONES AND ROSES is basically the retelling of the classic, 'Beauty and the Beast' with faeries as a fantasy book. Which I freaking love faerie books, but I have had few luck to find one that had wowed me in this YA/NA genre. I'm not gonna go through the whole plot and whatnot, all you have to know is it somewhat follows that 'Beauty and the Beast' retelling.
I went from loving it from going bored out of my mind. Rinse and Repeat. This book reads at a slow pace for me, some some parts could've been cut out just so we could get to the damn point. I did get very bored quickly, but something got me to keep going to the end of the book. I am very intrigued with this world Maas has created and besides I have always been very into faeries and their stories.
Feyre is our heroine and she is a really tough cookie, but she did drive me nuts a bit. I didn't hate her, but I didn't love her either. She had a case of going into dangerous situations when warned not to. She got herself into two or three situations that annoyed me. As for our, fae high lord, Tamlin, I did like him. He definitely had that soulful personality to him. But I didn't necessarily feel for them. They were in love and they were hot, but they weren't epic or anything.
I basically felt that about the whole book. This book wasn't epic enough, but their love story did leave me wanting more. I am definitely intrigued by this story to want to indulge into the sequel, so I'll probably still read the sequel, because with that ending who wouldn't want to know what would happen next. I know I do.