Review: A Court of Thorns & Roses

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A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1
Genres: romance, fantasy
Rating: ****

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Image1 When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only 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 over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

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Beauty and the Beast has always been my favourite fairy tale.

I was really apprehensive about reading this because it gets so many glowing reviews. I did really enjoy Feyre story — its a lovely interpretation – but it just missed some spark to make it 5 stars, possibly because of all the hype.

I thought the romance between Feyre and Tamlin was beautifully written and I loved the development of Feyre’s family relationships. I’ve heard so much about Rhysand and while he was really interesting, personally by favourite character was snarky fox Lucian – I really hope to see more from them. I thought that Amarantha was a wonderful villain, whose methods were horrific but with motivations that were almost understandable. Her trials and court Under the Mountain were genuinely scary and I really worried for how the plot was going to resolve itself. I can’t wait to read A Court of Mist and Fury now.

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