A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Review

"Because I wouldn’t want to die alone. Because I’d want someone to hold my hand until the end, and awhile after that. That’s something everyone deserves, human or faerie.”

I didn’t start getting into the fantasy genre until late in 2019. I had read a few here and there but, I was always more attracted to thrillers and romance. That is absolutely changing in 2020.

For starters, I am so mad at myself that I waited so long to pick up ACOTAR or any Sarah J. Maas book. Her writing is so beautiful and captivating. I couldn’t put it down.

Feyre made a promise to her mom before her mother died. That promise was to take care of her family. Feyre had to learn to hunt in order to help her family survive. Her older sisters refused and her father was too injured to do so. One day when Feyre was hunting so her family could eat a meal, she shot the wrong animal. It was a wolf only it wasn’t a wolf…

A little later, Tamlin comes to claim Feyre as the treaty states he must. Feyre doesn’t want to go, she keeps trying to plan her escape. She doesn’t anticipate that she would actually fall in love with Tamlin. But will that love she has for him help her save his life? Or will she fail?

There is romance and bravery and just magic. It was magic. I was told by a few people that it is basically a Beauty and the Beast retelling and so knowing that while I read it, I could see it. If no one had told me, I wouldn’t have put it together. I also was told the first book was the worst one. WELL bring it on book 2 because I loved ACOTAR.

Synopsis (Credit: Goodreads)

Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

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