Sunday, 2 August 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas Review | Book Talk #10

A Court of Thorns and Roses is Sarah J Maas's first book in her most recent trilogy, aptly named the A Court of Thorns and Roses Trilogy. Maas and her books are generally very hyped all over booktube and the blogosphere. I have been dying to read one of her books and I was so excited when I saw this book in my local library!

ACOTAR follows the story of Feyre, a debutante turned villager/ hunter as her father lost them their money and Feyre is forced to look after her sisters and her father. One winter, Feyre is out hunting for survival when she sees a wolf and kills it. However, Feyre then finds out it was not a wolf at all, it was a member of the High Feye of the Spring Court. 
Her captor shows up and demand Feyre goes with him to his court on the other side of the wall (I'm sensing some GOT in here.) Her captor is obviously the King of the Castle (you can see how this is a beauty and the beast retelling) but Lord Tamlin turns out to be a lovely King, with a very serious curse put upon his and the High Lord's kingdoms. 
The two characters are at first really awkward with one another but he shows her around his court, introduces her to his friends, she gets in a bit of trouble but they both seem happy. All the while judgement day is looming but Tamlin can not bring himself to reveal his prior motives as they end up falling in love with eachother; so he sends Feyre away. The whole Feye world is then changed as Feyre desperately fights for the Feye and to get back to Tamlin. Doing so, she meets Rhysand and thats when the real action starts.

I tried very hard not to give away any spoilers; I hope I didn't, as to me it sounds like a more in depth description of the book.

Overall, this book was one of the best books I read last year.
Maas created the Feye world beautifully through imagery and description. The way she develops and portrays her characters are done in such a tasteful way that if she wants you to hate a character, you will or even if she wants you to feel wary, you will. The plot and the twists and turns in the book were so unexpected and amazingly written! 

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who can get their hands on it.

Previous works of Sarah J Maas: The Throne of Glass trilogy.

Have you read any Sarah J Maas? Have you read ACOTAR? What did you think of them?



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