A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Published May 5th, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Romance, (New Adult)
Feyre is a huntress.
She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price…
Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor’s body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked – but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre’s feeling for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she’s been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows.
Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.
I got this book as soon as it came out and only now I read it… Plus, this is the first Sarah J. Maas book that I’ve ever read and after all the hype around every.single.one.of.her.books I was expecting to like it a lot more than I did.
I think my main problem with this book is that I was expecting a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and I got no Beast… Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite Disney movies so I was really excited, but I didn’t really get what I was hoping…
Another thing I wasn’t expecting was such romantic scenes as we had and for sure not sexual. I thought this was YA, but it’s going a lot towards new adult. And that was definitely not something I was looking for…
And to end my complaints, I thought the book had a lot of dull moments for my taste. I mean, I loved the beginning, because it reminded me of Beauty and the Beast and Feyre seemed a really strong character and I liked the Under the Mountain part at the end, but I was expecting more – it all seems too fuzzy. So there were a couple of moments that I enjoyed, but I wasn’t very excited to read the book every time I got to it.
But the good part was that I actually really liked the world. I found it intriguing, and it was easy to visualize. I also really enjoyed the magic aspects, but I needed more! Everything was way too focused on the romance, and I wanted action… Plus their romance evolves way too fast, and I still can’t believe that Feyre loves Tamlin other than for his looks and sexiness. But let’s see, I hope she maintains things that way at least since she was so sure about it. I hope she proves me I’m wrong and that she actually feels something for him. Because I am sensing once again, a love triangle.
I liked the characters, I can’t say I didn’t but they are all too cute… I mean, even the supposedly bad ones, were not that bad… I don’t know, I expected more nastiness than I got. The character I am most interested in reading about now is Rhysand! And hopefully, he will still maintain who he is!
For a fantasy book, I have to say that I want more than this. But I have to say that I really liked the writing and the world, and since I have the next book and people say it’s much better I intend to give it a try!
Overall I liked the book, but I was expecting way more… Hopefully, the next book will have less romance and more action!
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
“Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
“We need hope, or else we cannot endure.”
I was expecting more… But those were good ones!
What’s your favorite character in this book?