Saturday 13 June 2020

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Fantasy)

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: 2020 (2015)
eBook - EPUB
ARC via NetGalley


When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.

At least, he’s not a beast all the time.

As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

A Court of Thorns and Roses was an enjoyable read. As a Beauty and the Beast retelling it worked well. The world building, too, was nicely handled, with information introduced as we needed it. Feyre is an engaging character, and I appreciated the gradual development of her relationship with Tamlin (and Lucien). The pacing at the start was a little slow, but once the story got going properly it moved along nicely. I would certainly be interested in picking up book two to find out how things progress.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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