By Sarah J. Maas.
Genre- Fantasy YA.
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.
A court of thorns and roses (ACOTAR) was a fantastic read. I really enjoyed the plot of the story which is very similar to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with Feyre being the beauty ‘guest’ in Tamlin’s court who behaves and shifts into a beast. But this beauty and beast have a twist, Maas has been able to create another fantastic Fae world that is different to the Throne of Glass world, but does not lack any of the details. As well as being able to do that she has added a twist to the classic fairytale; half way through the story the fairytale ends not with a happy ending but a challenge. A challenge of mental and physical tortures our heroic main character and makes her and the audience question every character we have met earlier in the story. Maas has a fantastic way of making her readers love a character then change our minds and she slowly reveals a different side of each character.
Another reason I love this book is because of the changes that are made half way through the book, we see Feyre go from a starving, angry girl into a girl that is healthy, funny; someone who is falling in love. And then we realize we are only half way through the book! Maas suddenly does a 180 on this romantic story and makes us question this romance in the second half of the book. Feyre character changes again later in the book making her even more admirable to the audience, she becomes tougher and wiser through her struggles; she is having to trust characters she previously didn’t as well as realizing she’s not going to be saved by the ones she previously thought would.
If you enjoy the Throne of Glass series by Maas you will thoroughly enjoy her Court series, they are more adult themed than her other series, aimed more for older teens than younger; but if you enjoy the classical fairytales you will enjoy this version which has an epic twist!
I am a die hard Maas fan so I will always recommend her books to any fantasy lover!
Order of Books.
- A court of thorns and roses.
- A court of mist and fury.
- A court of wings and ruin. (Coming May 2 2017)