A Court of Thorns and Roses, a review by Melanie

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A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas

Fantasy + romance
432 pages
Published May 5, 2015 by Bloomsbury Publishing

Book 1 of 4 (and counting)

Fantasy is not my preferred genre. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of books I’ve read in my life that fall into that category.  Long story short, I bought ACOTAR back in 2018 when it was on sale and stashed it on my Kindle to read eventually, when the mood struck me. Fast forward to mid-2019 when I was perusing my teenage daughter’s bookshelf for something to break me out of my reading rut and found the hard copy there. I didn’t give it much thought at the time and cozied up for the afternoon, which is where the kids found me at dinnertime, bedtime, and the next day. Many semi-important tasks were abandoned that weekend because I couldn’t get enough of this world that Sarah J. Maas created. With more twists than a bag of pretzels, you never know what is coming next. I raced through the first 3 books in the series and not-so-patiently waited for the 4th. Book 5 is being published February 16, 2021.

Feyre is a poor village girl who lives just outside the border of the Fae lands. While she is out hunting, she kills a Fae male disguised as a wolf. The Fae demand retribution so Feyre is forced to leave her family and make her home with the Fae. As she settles in to their world, her feelings for her captors slowly begin to shift from hatred to acceptance, and eventually to affection. But the Fae and their lands are cursed and Feyre races to save them without losing herself in the process.

5 stars only because I can’t give it more. Worth abandoning dinner and sleep for.

 

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  1. Izzy Matias

    I remember one of my friends also said how great a book the A Court of Thorns and Roses was! I used to read more fantasy books in High School, but lately I've gravitate more towards YA contemporary & romance, but I think I may take the plunge and read this book now. I enjoyed the Wicked Lovely series which is also a fantasy novel about faeries so I think I'll like this one too! 🙂

  2. Melanie

    I haven't read the Wicked Lovely series, I'll have to check that out! If you read ACOTAR, please come back and tell me what you think 🙂

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