Monday, December 15, 2014
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release: May 5, 2015
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Pages: 416 (ARC)
Review: 4.5 Stars
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.
Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!
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I had the extreme luck of getting an ARC of A Court of Thorns and Roses from The Regulator Bookshop last week.
I started reading A Court of Thorns and Roses immediately and devoured it in twenty-four hours! I really loved the story and can't wait to read more. The first chapter is a little slow, but as soon as you dive in, it rocks! The cover is also extremely gorgeous, and I really want to stroke it infinitely. This book is also definitely more adult than Sarah's other books, so be prepared! Reading the book was almost like reading three books instead of just one. Which, in this case, was not a bad thing!
I had a tad higher hopes for the main character, as the description was a little misleading. Feyre was a huntress, but she wasn't extremely talented at it. She does it more out of survival than prowess. Don't get me wrong, Feyre is awesome, but the description is misleading. Feyre's family life kinda makes me want to scream, but then again, I think it makes her want to scream too. Tamlin is definitely interesting. He seems a bit too crazy at first, but he grows on you.
The writing in this book was not as good as in Throne of Glass, I'm sad to say. It was good, but just not that good. The writing felt a little more forced, especially the romance. I love the author's use of description though. I feel like I have complete images of a scene without being bogged down with information. The writing was a bit rougher, but the book was also an ARC, so I don't know how it'll be changed in the final product.
The world building was insane! Sarah has an entire world laid out within this one novel. I almost hope that it takes place relatively in the same world as the Throne of Glass books, if only to get a crossover novella. The world building is a little crazy, but so worth it! I wish I had a picture of the map to show you guys.
So, this book was AWESOME! It was my first dip into the more New Adultish world, and I really enjoyed it!
I’m a 25 year-old YA fantasy author living in the desert in Southern California. My debut novel, Throne of Glass, was published by Bloomsbury Children’s in August, 2012. (Book Two – Crown of Midnight - will release sometime in Fall 2013.)
I was born/raised in Manhattan, but traded freezing winters and sweltering summers for No Winter Ever Weather when I followed my then-boyfriend (now husband!) out to California in 2008. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College with a degree in Creative Writing, and a minor in Religious Studies. I’m represented by Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.
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