A Court of Thorns and Roses Review

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: **** Suggested Age: 14

Summary: “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.” (Summary found on Goodreads).

While I found the beginning of A Court of Thorns and Roses amazing, I found the ending too flat to give five stars to. The beginning of the book was leading up to what I thought would be a more exciting ending, especially one with a cliffhanger. The way it ended didn’t leave me wondering what was going to happen next. With that said, I definitely plan on reading A Court of Mist and Fury (book two), but not for a bit longer. I want to read some other books on my TBR list first.

I loved the characters in this book. Feyre was amazing and another independent and strong female character. Sarah J. Maas’s characters are some of the best characters I have ever read about. In the Throne of Glass series, Celeana was yet another feisty character that didn’t let anyone get in the way of her dreams. I found similar characteristics in Feyre. As for the male characters, I didn’t love Tamlin as much as I expected, but I found Lucien really intriguing. I’m looking forward to seeing more of him in the future.

Even though I was disappointed in the way this book ended compared to all the hype surrounding it, I definitely recommend it.

Here’s my favorite quote: “Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.” -Tamlin, page 172

-Book Hugger

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