{Effie Reviews} A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Posted May 23, 2015 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns & Roses #1
Published on May 5th, 2015
by Bloomsbury Publishing
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire

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.

5 Stars

Sarah J. Maas is a Goddess!!! And I told her so on twitter too. I mean c’mon, how much better can this woman get?! A Court of Thorns and Roses completely stole my heart and left me aching for more. I’m having such a hard time finding all the right words so I can explain the epicness of this book. But I’ll most likely fail, so I’ll just try and put it in simple terms.

The story is where I’ll start. It was amazing of course, and there were so many Beauty & the Beast references, even if some were told a bit differently. And at the same time it had its own orginality. I loved descriptions of Prythian, the Faeries and of course the Spring Court and its surroundings. Sarah J. Maas’s writing style flows like water over stone and she has this ability to just suck you in and make you feel along with the characters and what they experience and that ability, among other thins, is why I’ve put this particular author in the same line as other great authors: J.R.R Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Anne Bishop, Leigh Bardugo, A.G. Howard and Laini Taylor, just to name a few. She’s always one of the few authors on my auto-buy list and she sure as hell deserves it and with A Court of Thorns and Roses, she proves yet again just how marvelous she really is.

An what about the characters of ACOTAR, you might wonder? I adore the ground Tamlin walks on and I wish I could have him all to myself. He’s just wonderful. He may seem cold and cruel, but in reality he’s kind and generous and so unlike all the other Faeries and I love him for it. Feyre, well, she’s badass in her own way (though in different way that Celaena of TOG is). And despite her rough start with Tamlin, she has her heart in the right place and she proves that time and time again. Then we have, Lucien. Oh mama, I want him present-wrapped and presented with a red bow around his neck on my doorstep, I want him even more then I want Tamlin, just because the way Sarah describes him with the red hair, makes me go hummanahummanahummana… so pretty much brainless. Then there’s Rhysand, I don’t know what to think of him to be honest. He’s cruel but very intelligent and plays very dangerous games, as shown near the end ACOTAR, but I don’t know, something feels off and I hope to discover what in the next book. As for Amarantha, that [bleep] got what she deserved and I hope she burns in Hell forever, for everything’s she’s done. The other character I want to mention are Alis and of course Feyre’s family, her dad and her two sisters Nesta and Elain. I like Alis, despite how little we actually get to know her. As for Feyre’s dad and her sisters… well they were okay, I guess. I never really connected with them, but they were okay characters all the same.

I think that’s all I can say about the book, without spoiling it for future readers and I’ll recommend A Court of Thorns and Roses to anyone, who’s willing to listen. And I cannot wait to read the next book, as I’m dying to know what’s gonna happen next.


About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.
A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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