Book Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
My Rating: ★★★★★
I’ll be honest with you. I got this book for Christmas last year (2016) and it took me AGES to finally pick it up and finish it. I tried TWICE to read it – TWICE – and ended up putting it back down both times because I’m assuming I just wasn’t in the mood for it. I’d been in a reading slump for a pretty long time. I read Stalking Jack the Ripper late last year, I read The Fault In Our Stars earlier this year, and I read Everything, Everything last month. That’s it. I didn’t put the book down twice because I hated it, or because it was a horrible book. I put it down twice because I just wasn’t in the mood to read in general.
But, I’ve been very excited for A Court of Thorns and Roses ever since I first discovered it last year, so I decided to try again! And I did the thing! I finished it! I’m so proud of myself, and so beyond happy. Before I was even 50% done with this novel, I went out to Barnes and Noble and purchased A Court of Mist and Fury! I can’t wait to start it! Then, I’ll have an excuse to buy A Court of Wings and Ruin! I’m so looking forward to enjoying this world and these characters even more.
I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses for so many reasons. I’d heard that it was a Beauty and the Beast re-telling; that’s what initially drew me to it. That, and the book cover. Side note: red is my favorite color, ever!
I was hooked after reading the first five pages. I enjoyed every second I spent reading this novel. The storyline was constructed very well, and the pace was good. I have nothing negative to say in regards to the plot. I think Sarah J. Maas is a genius.
The characters are the very best part of this story if you ask me. I love Feyre; she is strong and she is weak at the same time. She would do anything – from hunting for food to risking her own life – to keep the people she loves safe and happy. Tamlin is such a charming, powerful, lovable character. Lucien, my personal favorite, brought a sense of humor to the novel. There are many, many evil and cruel characters who you hate to love and love to hate.
This novel is filled with a beautiful storyline, wonderful characterization, action, and anticipation which will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have the second book at the ready so you can pick it up as soon as you read the last sentence of this one.
I hope you enjoyed this gorgeous book as much as I did! Let me know your thoughts below.