A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas


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Kindle Book | 3/5 Ash Arrows

What is it about?

This story is beauty and the beast, only the beast can turn into a handsome fairie whenever he likes, and has been nothing but kind and generous from the beginning. Beauty, on the other hand, is stubborn, reckless, and human.

Feyre (Fey-ruh according to her whiney sister) is the sole provider for her lazy and selfish family. One day while she is out hunting she kills a rather large wolf. Unfortunately, and without her knowing, this was a violation of the treaty that protects the humans from the Fairies and the punishment is a life for a life. Tamlin, the Fairie who comes to collect offers her the chance to keep her life, but she must come live in Prythian (fairyland) and never leave again. Thus, Beauty becomes the prisoner of the Beast.

Was it good?

I really WANTED to LOVE this book, but sadly I found myself too annoyed with Feyre and I can’t say that I really liked the book. And yet, I was grouchy the last few days because I really wanted to be reading the book and finding out what happened.

(This is a problem that I can’t live without reading, but when I do read I get grouchy when I get interrupted by the requirements of daily living. Does that happen to you?)

I felt like the romance between the two characters was obvious and forced. It didn’t feel like true love, go to the ends of the world, spoiler spoiler spoiler love. I also felt like Feyre’s decision making was not that of a sane reasonable person. Then again, maybe stories about sane and reasonable people are boring.

My favorite character was Rhysand, if you must know. Lucien was second.

I will be reading the next book in the series.  Even though I don’t feel like I liked this book, I think I must have because I can’t stop thinking about it and I really want to talk about it.


11 thoughts on “A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

  1. After quite a number of viral instagram posts about this book and the throne of glass series… i ended up buying both. Got’em just yesterday. I hope to start one soon but your review has confused me a bit. 🙇‍♀️Well now that I have the book I will give it a try and decide if I should buy the rest of the series🤔. Thanks for sharing. Its nice to read straight reviews❤️

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      1. Just get through the first book, it isn’t bad.. It’s worth it just to read the second.. Same with Throne of Glass.. the first one is okay, but the series improves a lot, esp books 4&5… Hope u ll like them…

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