Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: May 5th, 2015
Goodreads Summary: Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
Hey everybody, today I am back with my review of A Court of Thorns and Roses. This was my third time reading this book, I’ve read all of the books that are out this far in the series and this review is going to have spoilers for A Court of Mist and Fury aswell, but I will alarm you before, just a heads-up if you haven’t read ACOMAF yet.
So starting to read this, I enjoyed it enough. I had to reread this for my paper for school and there was one thing that really bothered me, but I’ll get into that in a second.
The characters were really strong, perfectly built, great backstories. The Suriel was the best appearance ever lets be real. Now here’s !!Spoiler for ACOTAR and ACOMAF!! I must admit, I really liked Tamlin in this book. You can obviously tell that he’s damaged because the entirity of Prythian is relying on him for his freedom, his entire court is literally gone and all he has is Lucien. And it’s been like that for the past 49 years. Then in the second book, we obviously all hate Tamlin now because SJM made Rhysand so amazing. Personally I hate it when SJM does things like this. She’s trying to make us think one way and she tried doing that again in A Court of Frost in Starlight only in ACOMAF it wasn’t as obvious. And it sucks because Tamlin is a great character and honestly before the second book came out I thought to myself, why are more books coming out? The story is so obviously over, they survived and everything, why are more books coming? And obviously if Feyre would have stayed in the Spring Court happily for the remaining two books, the books would have been boring so of course she had to mix some things up, I just personally wish she hadn’t. Everyone hates Tamlin now, which honestly I do understand, but he’s been through so much and he saw how Amarantha treated Feyre, of course he’s going to be more protective of her. I feel like it would have been way more healthy to see Tamlin get professional help because I really believe that they had some sort of therapists back then and if they hadn’t rushed into their marriage. !! End of Spoilers for ACOTAR and ACOMAF!!
And another detail that bothered me is that Sarah’s lyrical writing contradicts with the fact that Feyre is illiterate. It is always stressed that Feyre never continued her education as a child and that she can’t read or write. But if that’s the case, how does she know words like ornate or other words along those lines, that just makes no sense if you ask me. I recently read things that I wrote in lower school and trust me I wasn’t using words like ornate. I’m just saying that simple writing for this book would have been more of an advantage.
But what I do love about Feyre is her painting. I personally have a soft spot for art and I love it when characters do anything creative so I really loved that. Plus Feyre was a strong individual, i loved it when she always fought with Tamlin, i loved reading their banter. Plus she also had some weak moments which really contributes to the realism factor.
I really loved the characteds and the story and if you ask me the story really could have ended after book one. It had a closer ending, but I’m still glad we got book two. 🤗🤗