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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Published May 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury Publishing
RRP AUD $16.99

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling 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.


Ok, can we all just take a moment to appreciate the extreme talent that is, Sarah J. Maas? Everything she writes I end up falling in love with. After blowing through the (AMAZING) Throne of Glass series in a week, I had extremely high expectations for ACOTAR, and let me tell you this, it did not disappoint. Not even a little bit.

While the book is supposedly a Beauty and the Beast retelling, I didn’t really feel as though it was a retelling, since it felt more like Sarah had taken the idea and made it her own, I kept getting lost in her world and was just really happy to stay in the world.

I loved all of the characters in this story, and I was really surprised at how Sarah was able to make each character so uniquely complex in the simplest of ways. Even the characters who weren’t necessarily main characters had enough information about their pasts that I felt attached to them.

The book starts off with Feyre hunting in order to feed her family. Feyre is such a determined person, I loved how protective she was of her family, and it was clear to see they didn’t deserve her. Feyre is so sassy and every time she made a snarky comment or put a Fae in their place (ahem, Lucien) I laughed quietly to myself. Tamlin is such a cutie, and it was so endearing every time he tried to compliment Feyre! Haha. But while Tamlin is such an adorable character, I must say Rhysand is my favourite, and if Feyre doesn’t want him, can I have him? Please and thank you.

OMG but that ending though! *insert heart eyes emoji here* Everything was so perfectly paced and I was just so happy with the way things turned out. A Court of Mist and Fury, I am coming for you!!





Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.


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