Okay. I have officially found my new favorite series. I am still in that post book haze and its been 4 days… that’s how you know its good. So good in fact, that I had the second book coming from Amazon before I even finished the first one. I am so excited about this book so lets jump right in!
A Court of Thorns and Roses follows the journey of Feyre, a poverty stricken girl who is whisked away to the land of the Fae after an unfortunate accident in the woods near her home. She is held captive in a land that is not hers, with creatures she fears while desperately searching for a way back to her family. The tides shift when she falls for her captor and desperately tries to save him and his court from utter annihilation. Will her efforts be enough to save him?
Are you itching to read it yet?!
The relationship between Feyre and Tamlin is absolutely incredible and in my opinion, makes the entire book worth reading. I have never read a book that describes someone falling in love with such ease, grace and in a way that doesn’t make you cringe and scream, “THATS NOT HOW IT WORKS IN THE REAL WORLD!” Maas expertly describes all the subtle flirting, longing gazes, and sarcastic remarks that goes into the courting process, without making it feel stiff and rushed. The relationship between Feyre and Tamlin blossomed so beautifully and effortlessly, and even through all the turmoil that their realm faced the relationship maintained its maturity and grace. There was never a point where I couldn’t read any further because of some overused, sappy paragraph about how in love she is with him, after only knowing him for 3 days. Yes.
I also found that the perspective Mass decided to writer her story in perfectly complimented Feyre and Tamlin’s relationship, along with the turmoil the realm faced. Having the story written in first person allows the reader to learn about the realm and the issues that it faces along with Feyre. I was able to accept the lack of information easily, opposed to books whiten in third person, where gaps in the story feel like black chasms of nothingness. It really made me become engrossed in Feyre’s story and what move she was going to make next. I can’t say it enough, Maas is an expert storyteller!
And Ryshand… Whoa. That was a twist I did not see coming and I am itching to see where that goes. In my opinion, every picture perfect romance needs a dark and sexy man to throw a wrench in everything. I love dark broody bad boys, what can I say!
Overall, this book is an 11/10 for me, and I think that every person on this planet should read it. Honestly, I would rate it higher if I could… it’s that good. I’m off to read A Court of Mist and Fury. If it’s anything like this one I am in for a wild ride!