TITLE: A Court of Thorns and Roses
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SERIES: A Court of Thorns and Roses
GENRES: Fantasy, New Adult
PUBLISHED: May 5th 2015
She stole a life.
Now she must pay with
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only 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 Feyre dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility to 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 over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
WHAT I THINK
“Because I wouldn’t want to die alone,” I said, and my voice wobbled as I looked at Tamlin again, forcing myself to meet his stare. “Because I’d want someone to hold my hand until the end, and awhile after that.
That’s something everyone deserves, human or faerie.”
So it happened again. I’m not loving a hyped book like everyone else. Yet at the same time I’m thinking that why did I thought that I’d never read this book? After being in the line for this book for six months, I’m not exactly sure it was completely worth the wait. And I didn’t realize this was a retelling before scrolling through some reviews.
First of all I didn’t like most of the characters, especially Feyre and Rhysand. Yeah, I know! Everyone loves these two! But when Rhysand appeared, I just kept screaming in my head for him to leave. He was way too cocky and arrogant. I really don’t see them together, ever.
Feyre on the other hand was so whiny and snapping at everyone. Even the ones that were trying to help her, being nice to her. Yes, her situation wasn’t good, being taken away from her family to live in a faerie land. But still I couldn’t understand why in the world was she being so worried about her family, about them being taken care of? I mean her family didn’t seem to care her at all, they only cared when she brought food in their table.
The romance, or it’s development actually. It kind of just happened with the snap of fingers. At first second she wasn’t liking him at all, kept wanting to go home, to find any way to get back to her father and sisters. But then suddenly she was all over him! She couldn’t get enough of him and didn’t despise him at all anymore.
And from that we actually get to the third problem. Feyre was constantly getting herself in trouble. And not just in any trouble but fairly deadly troubles. She should have died in the very beginning of the book already, when she killed the wolf. But well that of course didn’t attack, right?
She was doing everything she was told not to do because she would get hurt or even die. And every damn time someone appeared there to save her. In my opinion that was just way too much. In no way can there always be someone saving you when you stick yourself in things that you shouldn’t.
I did like the story though. It hooked me in it from the start and I didn’t get the overwhelming feeling to just put it down and not read it anymore. Though even if I really liked the relationship between Feyre and Tamlin, after the quick love happening, (and I really hope Rhysand stays away, though I have heard very many spoilers so..) at some point it was almost everything that happened. Them touching each others, loving glances, sighs, lust etc. It was too much and I started to loose interest in them.
But after getting over with all the romance stuff, the actual action began! And that’s when I couldn’t put the book down, I had to devour the end of the book in one sitting, no matter that it took a great part out of my sleep.
Tamlin, oh Tamlin. I really liked him! I know he has his flaws but don’t we all do? I would pick him over Rhysand anytime. Lucien might me my favorite character though. He was funny though a little bit crooked. But I enjoyed the first parts he was in the story, I had so much fun reading then! I loved Lucien till the end, but I can’t say I enjoyed how he was treated.
All in all it was an enjoyable book and I did have fun reading it. But even though there were things with Feyre that I could very much relate to, I loved the way how she showed her emotions wholeheartedly when she saw the beautiful paintings and landscaping, I still ended up disliking her. And I really want to like the main characters. I still want to continue this series and hope that it will get better.