Hello friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed anything but ARC’s right? I’ve been having the winter blues and missing my Dad lately so I’ve been re-reading a lot of my favorite books to help me feel better. AND I will be attending Apollycon in March and will be meeting the FABULOUS legend, Sarah J. Maas! She is the New York Times best selling author of The Throne Of Glass series and my favorite Young Adult series EVER, the amazing A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Before I became a book blogger and really dived into the romance book world, I was a HUGE reader of Young Adult books. However in 2015 I read two books that seriously killed my love for Young Adult, they upset me so much that I just went cold turkey and stopped reading Young Adult books, completely. So I stopped reading Young Adult books and jumped into the romance book world and haven’t looked back sine. I kept trying to read Young Adult books in between my romance books but nothing made me want to keep reading Young Adult books, I just kept getting disappointed repeatedly. It was almost if those two books that made me stop reading Young Adult books cursed me from reading more Young Adult books! Until I stumbled upon A Court of Thorns and Roses. In July 2017 I was waiting for my husband to come home from deployment and I was getting more and more upset because he kept getting delayed. I went to Target to look for a new book to keep my mind off things and there it was on the shelf, this beautiful cover of a woman surrounded by thorns caught my eye. Twenty four hours later and I was hooked. I immediately brought the rest of the series on my kindle and I’m pretty sure I hardly slept the next week reading this series. A Court of Thorns and Roses blew me away and awakened my love for Young Adult books again. To be honest, this book and the rest of the series could be read as a Young Adult series or just a regular fiction/fantasy/romance book, it’s written THAT well. I love this book and series, Sarah J. Maas is a true gift to this crazy world we live in and I just wanted to share that small backstory before starting this review. Enjoy!
The Cover: They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover but honestly, I had NO IDEA what this book was about and I picked it up because of it’s eye catching beautiful cover. I also love how it reflects the main character, Feyre’s attitude. A+
Basics: A Court Of Thorns And Roses was released on May 5th, 2015, published by Bloomsbury USA and is 432 pages long. Genre wise A Court Of Thorns and Roses belongs to Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction and Romance.
Description: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin–one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin–and his world–forever.
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Overall thoughts: I love this book, there are really no words to express or convey how much I loved and adored this book and the rest of the series. A Court Of Thorns and Roses is a beautiful painting of emotions, watercolor mixed with the best story lines and characters in all of Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy and Romance genre history. PERIOD. Feyre is one of those rare heroines that can both appeal to young adults AND adult readers. She is fierce, strong and can be looked up to by anyone. Feyre is a huntress that is trying to take care of her family when suddenly her entire life changes. She is forced to leave her sisters and father and is taken to the Fae world. Little does she know that not everything is what it seems and she is there for a reason.
The world of A Court Of Thorns And Roses is a magical, fantastic journey for anyone that wants to escape the harsh realities of our world. There are lessons that I feel like everyone needs to learn from this book, lessons that anyone could relate to and learn from. Another reason I love A Court Of Thorns And Roses so much because its a page turner, from the moment you start the book you want to know what’s going on or what’s going to happen next. It was a book I couldn’t put down and a book I finished within a day.
It has been a long time since I’ve fallen in love with a book and it’s series like this so much (which is something very hard to do mind you!) and I sincerely hope you will check out A Court Of Thorns And Roses and the rest of this series. I will be posting my review of the second book, A Court Of Mist and Fury soon!
Favorite Quotes: “I love you, thorns and all.” -Tamlin
“Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.” -Rhysand
My Rating: 5/5 Shells
About the Author: Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel,is available now.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.