A Court of Thorns and Roses

Sarah J Maas. Bloomsbury. (448p) ISBN: 9781526605399
A Court of Thorns and Roses
A Court of Thorns and Roses

I’m a bad person, I had openly mocked my friends for reading and enjoying this, I realise now that I was being a bit of a book snob.

I was pleasantly surprised by the solid fantasy story that unfolded after I finally got around to settling down to read it, and messaging my friends to let them know where I was in the reading!

World building was slow but thorough, character development was slightly sketchy in some places, but I really enjoyed some of the fae that were included in the story development and it all came together for a satisfying conclusion to the first arc.

A very obvious Beauty and the Beast retelling but with deadly and vicious fae and a human hunter as the main characters, which upped the stakes a bit right from the start.

Feyre as a main character was a bit frustrating at times as I was always waiting for her to be a bit more kick ass than she was for most of the book as she had so much inner strength and resilience at the start of the book, though this did improve as the book went on 😉

Full of curses, dastardly villains, monstrous creatures, encroaching doom, and simmering passion. I was kept on tenterhooks for a long time waiting for them to actually kiss, and like all good morality tales things really hit the fan after that!

I enjoyed this enough that I will probably read the rest of the series when I can fit a spare book in and am looking forward to finding out what happens in the next instalment, especially after that ending.

and Rhys!

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