// review + discussion: a court of thorns and roses by sarah j. maas

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses, (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publication: 5th of March 2015 by Bloomsbury Children's
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Genre: Fantasy, New Adult 

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A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

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.


Let's be honest guys, Sarah J. Maas is one of the best authors out there right now. Her Throne of Glass series is one of my favourites (if you haven't read it yet, what the heck are you waiting for? go read it now) so there was no doubt that I'll be reading this new book that she released a few months ago. I also heard nothing but good praises for ACOTAR so I knew it was going to be good and that it will leave me wanting more. A few weeks ago Reign and I decided to read it together at the same time.

I read this book in less than 24 hours because it was brilliant and I just couldn't put it down. It was so addictive and definitely a page turner. I wasn't wrong when I said I was going to love it before reading it. Sarah J. Maas just blows my mind every time I read her books. She is such a gifted writer. The plot, characters, world-building and the sequence of action packed events were all in all perfect. Reading A Court of Thorns and Roses was such a fantastic experience because of the details she puts in creating the world in this story. She knows how to paint beautiful imagery with her words. 

This reminded me a bit of Beauty & the Beast which Sarah spiced up more by adding her twist to it. The main protagonist, Feyre, nineteen-year-old and the youngest in her family is the one keeping her family together because of the promise she made to her mother in her deathbed. Her family lost everything: their manor and and eventually all their money. At an early age, she learned how to hunt using her bow and arrow. In a way, it was like the Hunger Games in that aspect. She is selfless, brave and intelligent. 

Tamlin is a sexy, powerful High Fae of Spring Court who can transform into a wolf. He's the one who came for Feyre to avenge and demand retribution for the wolf she has killed in the forest, the wolf being one of his men. He takes her to live in his estate for the rest of her life but doesn't treat her as a prisoner. In his fae form, he and the rest of the people in his court where masks that can't be taken off because of a curse. There was an air of mystery to him, not knowing what he really looked like made him more sexy and exciting. It was inevitable not to fall for him. I admire his compassion for his people and his want to protect them at all costs. I loved how he was always there to save Feyre. He knows the right words to say and the right things to do to make you weak in the knees. 

"Don't feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy"

"I love you," he whispered, and kisses my brow. "Thorns and all."

Rhysand plays a huge role in this book and I feel like I have to talk about him. Apparently his name was pronounced like Reese and damn I was pronouncing it like Rye-sand the whole time I was reading it. The moment I met him I disliked him. He was manipulative, does things for his own benefit or just to see others hurt. Although he did redeem himself a couple of times when he did things for Feyre and when he bet on her that she would live through the challenges when everyone expected her to fail. I just know that there is probably going to be a love triangle in the sequel and it's makes want to rip my hair out because I really, really hate them. They create ship wars in the fandom and that's not nice. Why must you do this Sarah, why do you love triangles so much?

I am excited to know what Sarah J. Maas has in store for us in the next book and what she has planned for the characters I've come to love. I rate this 4.5 stars and THIS IS DEFINITELY A MUST READ. Believe me when I urge you to read a certain book because I wouldn't be singing praises about it like what I did just now in this review if it wasn't worthy of it. You won't regret it. I hope you read this book soon because you're missing out!

**Disclaimer: None of these photos are mine. I just got them on tumblr**

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