Book Review #21: A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J. Maas


Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publication: May 15th 2015, Bloomsbury Children’s
Genre: Fantasy, Young-Adult
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1408857863 / 9781408857861

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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.

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There are those who seek me a lifetime but never we meet,
And those I kiss but who trample me beneath ungrateful feet.

At times I seem to favor the clever and the fair,
But I bless all those who are brave enough to dare.

By large, my ministrations are soft-handed and sweet,
But scorned, I become a difficult beast to defeat.

For though each of my strikes lands a powerful blow,
When I kill, I do it slow… ”

This is one of those books that I’ll reread and reread again for thousand of times in my entire life because I just want to remember all those sweet and intense emotions that this book made me feel.

It felt like I was strapped in a rollercoaster and the whole story keeps on going up and up and up and I have to stop every now and then, because damn, I have to breathe for a second. This book is too good it made me held my breath. No, this good is beyond good. An epitome of good. I asked myself why I let this book sit in my shelf, but nevertheless, I’m happy to finally read and understand what the hype is all about.

The story revolves around the life of Feyre, and the consequences she faced after killing a wolf, who apparently shape-shifted as a wolf. As a huntress, with the call of hunger and despair, she didn’t hesitate to end the life of the wolf even though she knew that the consequences were high, even deadly. After the incident, a beast dragged her from the mortal land into the faerie world where her life will be spent for the rest of eternity as payment for the life she took. Little did she know that what once she believed may or may not be lies, what once seemed to be enemies may or may not be an ally, and what she thought was a simple treaty may or may not turn her life in a complete 360-degree angle.

“Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”

Holy Cauldron, this book just fell into one of my most favorites book! Everything just seems to be so perfectly good. From the characters, to the writing style, to the turn of events, and even to the ending. I AM JUST TAKING A MOMENT TO THANK SARAH J. MAAS that the ending wasn’t a cliffhanger because I don’t think I could even take it. The book made me feel emotions I haven’t felt in the past books that I’ve read. It made me pour all my love to Tamlin and Feyre. *As of now, they’re my most love OTP.* And right now, my thoughts keep on gushing but the bottomline is: If you haven’t read this book, what are you doing with your life?

The characters were unique. It took me little time to grasp what a certain character portrayed, and there were some characters who surely surprised me. The main characters- Feyre and Tamlin- possessed a strong personality which I admire mostly! The other characters added color and fun to the story, and in my honest and unbiased opinion, all the characters were important as Feyre and Tamlin. No one’s a waste, really. Next is the writing style of Sarah, which is obviously easy to get into. To be honest, her writing style is like a quicksand, once you get in, there’s no way out or hardly any way out. But on the brighter side, her writing style is so good you won’t regret falling into the quicksand. 😉 Then, the turn of events are all on point. Just like what I said, it keeps on getting better and better. I can’t foresee what the next task or next mishap or next triumph would be- and this leave me on the edge of my seat. Lastly, the ending– which is the part where I can finally relax and release my held breath *I didn’t even notice*.

“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”

This book made me want to know more and more, so I end up turning and turning the page unconsciously, and what more can you ask for in a story sprinkled with action, fantasy and romance? A TOTAL PACKAGE, milady.

For the weak part, I can’t think of anything except that why on Prythian will the release of A Court of Mist and Fury be on May 3, 2016? I am so giddy to read the next book, and I can’t wait to read more of Feyre and Tamlin’s love story. I need to know what will happen next, so, May 3rd, please come sooner.





Sarah J. Maas is the author of the internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the] bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. A Court of Mist and Fury, the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, will release on May 3rd, 2016. In my opinion, she somehow looked like Jennifer Lawrence and to know more about her, head on to her website.


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