A Court Of Thorns and Roses
By Sarah J. Maas
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 416 pages
Published May 5th, 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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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.
This book was amazing.
I have been hearing about this book for months, but couldn't get my hands on it at school (I need to fix this ASAP) but OMG. I started this out not really knowing much about besides that it was great. It wasn't until I was part of the way through and saw my friend Emily's review of it (you should totally check her out @paperbackthrills (Instagram) and paperbackthrills.tumblr.com) that I realized that it was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Okay so I have book obsession, but I also have a Disney obsession.... I can name most Disney songs by the first few cords..... yeaaaa so long story short Belle is my favorite Disney princess.
Freyre is such a wonderful strong character, who I have to admit at times I didn't like. They girl is just to stubborn at times, but when you look at her past, you see why she has put us such a stiff wall against her emotions.
I thought Maas created a very interesting world, I would love to see her notes about the world. I haven't read many retellings, but I enjoyed the fact that if you knew the tale, you could see where Maas twisted the tale to fit her own. Lucien is my favorite, he is like the dorky sidekick, that really isn't all that dorky.
This story was a book that pulled me in, and I felt things for, I didn't want to put it down. I may or may not have been yelled at because I sat in the same place for six hours... while my brother got me food and water. What can I say? I was comfy.
I am reading the second book now, and I can't wait to finish it and for the third book to come out! Court of Wings and Ruin Book #3 out May 2nd 2017
A lover of words, reading and writing.