Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on July 20, 2015
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPerfect 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!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 over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin--and his world--forever.
So this is my very first Sarah J. Mass book that I have had the chance of picking up. Iwas lucky to meet last year where I got her other books signed but I have yet the chance to read them. Yes I know how bad of me to not sit down and allow myself to take in the wonderfulness that this author has to offer the reader. However, after reading A Court of Thorns and Roses, I have no more doubt that her other books will be picked up within the month.
A Court of Thorns and Roses is somewhat of a red riding hood retelling but for me I did not see much of it present in the novel. I did see a few glimpses but nothing really to grasp onto that concept of the novel. I was too busy with the other things. The book was a fast-paced read in which the chapters flowed, the characters latched onto me, the story was both magical and marvelous, and it was hard for me to put this book down.
We are introduced to a girl named Feyre who from the first moment we are introduced, I knew she would be a kickass heroine. However, things take a turn of events when out of rage she kills a faerie and from that moment her world is changed around. A wolf comes and informs her of a treating in which she broke so sparing her life, he takes her back to his homeland in the Spring Court where as time goes by, she starts to realize that she was brought there for a reason.
Feyre is a girl, who has promised her mother to take care of her father and two sisters and be the provider in a way. We can see that this is not where she wants to be but burden with that promise she must commit. When meeting Tamlin (the wolf) the hatred that she has for faeries soon melts and she starts to have feelings for him. There relationship is one where I could have seen it be a forbidden but luckily for her and the reader it wasn’t.
There is so much mystery to the land of the Spring Court as well as the other courts. I am excited to see where we will go in learning about these in the next book as well as her promise to be with Rysand.
Sarah J. Mass is a brilliant author and I know this is not the last book I will be checking out for her. If you have not read this book or any of her other books, I suggest you make time in your reading schedule because you will not be disappointed.