Review written 15th June 2015
Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series status: The 1st book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series
Number of pages: 419
(Found on Goodreads)
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.
This book is outstanding! I don’t have a bad word to say against it. I already knew I was going to love it, and it still went beyond my expectations.
Sarah J Maas’ way of world building is amazing. The atmosphere of each place seemed effortlessly woven into each of their descriptions. Within seconds, a scene that was glum would be fittingly changed into an enchanting world we’d all want to live in. Elements of danger would appear so suddenly that you would feel the same shock as the character. The imagery was stunning, everything laid out in front of you like a picture.
It was so easy to connect to the characters. Each person was complex, with layers upon layers to their personality and background. Everyone had a significant role. The emotions were so strong you felt them yourself, feeling like you’re living the story.
The story itself was woven together so well. You learn details as Feyre (the main character) discovers them, again making it seem like you’re living the story. As the first book in a trilogy, it was well paced and allowed enough excitement for the rest of the series.
I can’t wait until the next books are released!
Rated 5//5 stars!