A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Published: May 5, 2015
Let me just start this off by saying I this is now on my top 5 lists of favorite books of all time. Literally of all time. I fell head over heels in love with this book and I cannot get over it! I have moments where I grab it and just read parts of it over again because it hasn’t left my mind! I cannot wait for the next one and I need it in my hands like now!!
For those that don’t know, A Court of Thorns and Roses is a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It follows the story of Feyre, a 19 year old young woman living with her family. She does a lot of the hunting for the family to provide for them, and on one of those trips, she kills a wolf who turns out to be one of the fae, and is taken by Tamlin, who is a ruler over the faeries, and is forced to live with him.
She learns soon about the trouble that looms over the faeries and she has to find a way to stop it from happening, or she risks losing Tamlin forever.
And oh my gosh does she find a way!
I loved her time with Tamlin, I enjoyed reading that part of the story. But I really REALLY enjoyed her time with Amarantha, who you find out about later in the story, and her adventures in finding a way to break the curse that surrounds Tamlin and his people. I just could not put the book down, and I never wanted it to end. When we got to the end and all that stuff went down…woah! Blew me out of the water! But it also gave me a case of the feels because oh my gosh! All I’ll say is that Tamlin is just amazing! What gave me the feels was who he was doing. The ending left me wishing it was already May because I cannot wait to see what happens next!
Sarah’s writing is just fantastic and it flows easily, but it keeps you hanging on every word she writes. The journey she takes us on is just one that stays with you for awhile, and it forces you to keep reading to find out what happens after each chapter and each event. I loved that it wasn’t cheesy in the romance, that it seemed realistic while being fantasy.
I highly recommend this book! You won’t regret reading it! Trust me!