Sunday, 21 February 2016

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: A swoon-worthy retelling of a classic fairytale!

I haven’t done a review in like forever so here is one on a book I read back in December 2015! This is a spoiler free review!

A Court of Thorns and Roses
Written by Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Fairy Tale Retelling/Fantasy/Paranormal
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Pages: 416
Source: Library
Places to Get this Book: Amazon Barnes and Noble Book Depository

Recommended Age: 15 and up! [Just recommended]


A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beastwith 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!


This is a beautiful re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast. Some of the elements from Beauty and the Beast are obvious and some are not.

First of all, the cover is beautiful and is fits the book.

The world-building is fantabulous and thoroughly detailed. She gives us a lot of background though not in a boring, droning on sort of way. Instead our main character: Feyre learns with us.

Then there are the characters.

Feyre was well-developed and was a wonderful heroine. She didn’t depend on a man to help her get through her troubles. At the beginning, she was the sole supporter of her family.

Tamlin is the Beast character in this book and he is totally a Beast. ;) But he’s also really sweet and you care about him. He has so much weight on his shoulders and still manages to stand tall.

Then there are the secondary characters like Rhysand, Lucien and Alis.  

Rhysand is exactly the type of person that you are meant to hate but it is so hard to hate him and in fact I really don’t hate him at all. And if Tamlin and Feyre weren’t so good together then I would ship Feyre and Rhysand.

The romance was beautiful and intensely steamy which just made it so much better. And it wasn’t insta-lovey. I SHIP THEM SO HARD! They are so adorable and they have such good chemistry. I blushed a lot while reading this book.

The villain though. She has so much mystery surrounding her and you will hate her so much. And in this case it is kind of a good thing.

The action is on-point and I love how it was Feyre herself who was in the danger most of the time and she was saving her prince rather than the other way around.

Final Thoughts:

Everything about this book deserves five stars. It was beautiful, sad and swoon-worthy. I recommend this to all fantasy, fairytale lovers and romance lovers. I will totally be buying this book.

Quotes from the Book:

“Don't feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”

“I threw myself into that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.”

“I love you," I said, and stabbed him.”

“It’s a rare day indeed when someone thanks you for bringing them to their death.”

“Everything I love has always had a tendency to be taken away from me”

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Crowns

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