A court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in a brand new trilogy by Sarah J Maas. ACOTAR is a New Adult fantasy story based on a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
The story follows 19 year old Feyra who, after her mother’s death when she was 8 years old and her family’s fall from “fortune” has become the sole provider for her family. She is a huntress and goes to great lengths to stop her older sisters and her father from starving to death.
One day she kills what she believes is a Wolf however what she killed was no wolf, the beast was a faerie and now a terrifying beast-like creature has arrived demand retribution. Feyra is taken from her family and into a magical land she only knows about from legends. However she discovers her captor is no beast, he is Tamlin one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
I went into this book completely blind and I fell in love. Sarah J Maas has done it again, she has created a world and characters that I have fallen in love with instantly. This series is my new addiction.
Within A Court of Thorns and Roses Maas has created a beautifully complex world that leaves you in awe. In a matter of pages she managed to get inside my head and build a world that was so vivid it blew my mind.
Her characters are absolutely fantastic, I loved that we got a completely different set of characters compared to Throne of Glass. I was worried we would get carbon copies of character from the series however she has created a core group of character so unique within their own right that I fell in love with each of them with them instantly.
Feyra – in my opinion is like a fantasy version of Katniss from The Hunger Games, she is kickass, not afraid to get her hands dirty and is willing to die for those she loves. What makes Feyra different from Katniss though is the fact that she is likeable and I didn’t find myself getting frustrated with her like I did with Katniss.
The romance in this book was beautiful, I actually didn’t realise this book was New Adult until I got to the more “raunchy” romance aspects of the book. Maas did a fantastic job of building up sexual tension between the characters without it being cheesy or making me cringe. I have been known to step into the New Adult section a few times however I find the never ending “contemporary romance” boring and predictable and in my opinion with this book Maas has blown the market wide open.
This book has gone directly to the top of my top 15 of 2015 list, I absolutely loved this book and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy and fairy tale retelling.
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Miss Quinny Rating (5 / 5)
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