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|Book Name:||A Court of Thorns and Roses|
|Author:||Sarah J. Maas|
|Series||A Court of Thorns and Roses #1|
A frightening creature arrives to exact revenge after the 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods. Feyre is kidnapped and taken to a dangerous magical place she has only heard rumours about, where she learns that her captor is actually one of the deadly immortal faeries who formerly governed her world.
He’s not a monster forever, at least.
As she settles into her new home, her feelings for the faerie Tamlin shift from cold animosity to a blazing passion that melts away all the misconceptions she’s been raised with about the wonderful and frightening realm of the Fae. But the fairy realms are in disarray. Tamlin and his world are in danger from a spreading evil shadow, and unless Feyre can stop it, they will perish.
Sarah J. Maas, author of several New York Times bestsellers, has written a novel that is both alluring and beautiful.
About The Author Sarah J. Maas
The Crescent City, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Throne of Glass novels by Sarah J. Maas have all been phenomenally successful. Her works are available in over thirty-seven different languages and have a combined print run of over twelve million copies. Sarah, together with her husband, children, and dog, recently relocated from New York to Pennsylvania. To learn more, please go to sarahjmaas.com.
A Court of Thorns and Roses Book Summary
I tried to keep an open mind and go into this book expecting to appreciate it. it’s a light guilty pleasure romantic read despite my dislike of the unnecessary writing style and the unimpressive world-building. I still don’t see how this relationship is as terrible as people make it out to be, yet it appears to be harmless on the surface. the first half is a typical Beauty and the Beast retelling (not terrible, but nothing spectacular either) but the second half dramatically drops in quality.
A few major concerns that I had:
1) A lengthy monologue from a supporting character explains the origins of the curse rather than showing them. This was a letdown because I had hoped to learn the answer by deduction rather than having it spoon-fed to me like a rehashed wikipedia entry.
2) The protagonist seems intelligent, yet he or she frequently makes illogical leaps that serve only the story. She ignores the advise of other characters 90% of the time.
3) The villain is so ridiculously cartoonish that his moustache is twirling. She issues meaningless challenges and regulations for no other purpose than to pad out the narrative. This whole thing has the air of a game show or an extremely complicated scavenger hunt that she is hosting. Why she would bother instituting such unnecessary regulations is beyond me. This antagonist ranks among the worst I’ve ever read.
The moment where Feyre solves the puzzle was so silly and lazy that I had to decrease it to two stars despite my willingness to ignore the writing style and the lack of depth in the romance. I’m willing to give it another shot, but not any time soon, hehe, because I’ve heard that the sequel is much better.