Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Court Of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Page Count: 416
Published on: May 5, 2015
Published by: Bloomsbury Children's Publishing
Genre(s): Fantasy, YA/NA, Fairy-tale Retelling, Paranormal
Source: Print: Hardback: Library
Age Rating: PG-17
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon


My Rating: 5 stars!!

Goodreads synopsis:

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.


Hey guys!

        So, I've been dying to read this since May, and I've finally read it! This book didn't disappoint! This was chock full of action and magic and romance, and Sarah J. Maas has once again left me speechless. I literally almost cried when I finished this book. I NEED MOREEEE!!! There needs to be more! This is definitely going to be in my top 15 of 2015. The characters were really interesting and Feyre's narration made me want to keep reading and Tamlin was just plain dreamy! I loved how original the concept was and it was really fast paced but not rushed at all. The characters were really well developed, but a few times I really wanted to slap Feyre upside the head. Sometimes she just didn't make very good decisions...she also acted really weak sometimes, but I had expected her to be a really badass character. From what I read in the beginning, she was a really strong character, but as soon as she encountered Tamlin she became a prissy pansy. I mean I would be too, but I expected more but I expected more from her. Also, the world building was genius! I felt like I was in the story, and I was just totally in love with this book. 

       This book could easily be a standalone, but I'm so glad it's not. I'm so excited to read what happens in the next book. I'm on the prowl for news about the next book in the series. This book kept me hooked throughout the whole story, and towards the middle and the end it kept me in a constant state of feeling the feels.

       If you love magic, action, the Beauty & the Beast, and political/magical intrigue, you will love this.

       Words cannot describe how much I loved this book...but I've tried my hardest to put it into words..just for you guys! I definitely recommend this book to you guys! This was absolutely perfect and I just can't even... It's everything that you need in a retelling of Beauty & the Beast!

       Also, this is borderline new adult, so it will have some mature scenes that younger readers may not be ready for, so I suggest that readers shouldn't be reading it if they are younger than 15. :)

If You Loved ___(#)____, You Will Love A Court Of Thorns & Roses!
  1. Beauty by Robin McKinley
  2. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  3. Beastly by Alex Flinn
  4. East by Eddith Pattou
  5. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Beauty, Cruel Beauty, Beastly, and East are chosen for their fairy-tale retelling aspects and Wings is chosen for it's involvement with fae.

Enjoy guys!