A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and RosesReally enjoyed this one Here s my booktalk The first half sucksbut keep readingThere s no way around it From page 1 to about 200, Feyre is an annoying, blindingly stupid and obstinate main character I nearly put this book down half a dozen times it was like reading Red Queen BUT, midway through the book, things turned around magnificently And I cannot wait to read the sequel Feyre is hunting in the middle of the woods to keep her useless starving family alive Hunger Games, anyone A chance encounter with a wolf who wasn t entirely a wolf leaves Feyre on the wrong end of an ancient treaty She is forced to go to the fairy realm to live out the remaining years of her human life no friends, no family and no freedomHas anyone ever taken care of you he asked quietly No I d long since stopped feeling sorry for myself about it. At first, she cannot think of anything but escape Slowly but surely , she is swept into the fairy realm in its magic intrigue, in its danger hopelessness, and in its wonder glorySpring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Dawn, Day, and Night, it mused, as if I hadn t even answered The seven Courts of Prythian, each ruled by a High Lord, all of them deadly in their own way They are not merely powerful they are PowerFeyre lands in the Spring court which is under a masquerade curse for nearly fifty years The court is being attacked by all manner of terrible creatures and there is a blight upon the land This blight will soon cross to the human realm threatening everyone Feyre holds dear.This was interesting but not compelling Until that 50% mark Suddenly, all the plot holes, nonsensical actions of her fairy captors Tamlin and Lucien and Feyre s complete idiocy flipped on their heads Everything makes sense now Okay, Feyre s still a bit of an idiot, but at least not glaringly so I literally could not put this down.Though, and maybe it s just me, but the Tamlin Feyre arc felt a bit rushed forced Her constant love declarations really had me questioning their relationship But then again, I had a friend who accidentally spilled the beans on that one Without giving any spoilers, I sure hope book 2 does a complete character shift on you know who NOT voldemort because I am not pleased with the way the love interest was hinted at during the end of the book He s such a jerk Overall, I am amazed by how much effort Sarah J Maas put into constructing this story I m this close to rereading the book solely to better appreciate all those little clues that I must have passed over So, if you pick this up and just aren t feeling it keep reading trust me The Finer Books Club 2018 Reading Challenge A book recommended by a friendBlog Instagram Twitter 2 1 2 stars Maybe my rating comes as a surprise or even if you care a disappointment, but let me assure you no one is surprised or disappointed than I am I ve had this book on my TBR ever since it appeared on Goodreads without a title, cover or description I started reading it as soon as it became available and the array of positive reviews from my friends and strangers alike made me feel sure I would love it But I didn t It is possible I expected all the wrong things from A Court of Thorns and Roses, and maybe my review can prevent others from doing the same.Here s what I expected an intricate fantasy world, supernatural politics and alliances, fast paced action, a sensual romance perhaps similar to Cruel Beauty and other Beauty and the Beast retellings, and a flawed but likable heroine.But this book is, if you ask me, nothing or less than softcore erotica Which is fine, if that s what you re looking for I personally thought that the fantasy aspect felt like trimmings around a story that was all about a romance between Feyre the narrator and Tamlin a High Lord of the Fae There are some titillating scenes where Tamlin bites Feyre s neck and they have sex undoubtedly the best bits of the book and I won t pretend I didn t feel a little hot under the collar myself But the ancient wicked shadow promised in the blurb is only really a source of romantic angst for Feyre and Tamlin.However, I do like a good romance as much as anyone, so there are other reasons this book didn t quite work for me In order to express what I mean, I m going to compare A Court of Thorns and Roses to Cruel Beauty, which is, in my opinion, a better book In CB, I felt the chemistry between Nyx and Ignifex as soon as their loaded banter started to fill the pages They were sexy together, Ignifex was an evil ruler which was a real problem for their relationship with blood red eyes, and the supernatural part of the book was creepy, weird and completely unique Despite enjoying the actual non PG scenes in A Court of Thorns and Roses, I never felt any real chemistry between Feyre and Tamlin or any realistic challenge to their relationship.What makes Beauty and the Beast such a compelling romance One that demands to be told over and over again in so many different ways I ll tell you what it is it s the obstacles, the challenges, the improbability how can a young woman come to love an ugly beastWe ask I ll prove it s possibleThe author replies That s why readers fall in love with the beast again and again, even when he is furry and has horns like the Disney version I loved the Disney beast view spoiler And that badass fox in Robin Hood so it s possible I have issues hide spoiler A richly imagined fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast If you re a lover of retellings mingling romance, danger, faerie mystical creatures and a heroine that shows a significant deal of courage throughout, then this is one title you will not want to miss out and will very likely considerably enjoy.The world building is inventive and detailed The different Courts of faeries are an element that adds great originality to this story At first, A Court of Thorns and Roses might appear similar to plenty of fantasy books already written out there but, the further you read, the you come to descry its ingenious lines shaping the well known classic sprinkled with beautiful themes and sensuality.What was missing for me was action I wanted of it, as well as some adventure and deadly dangerous situations, which we do get, in the first chapters, but otherwise not until a good part of the novel The pacing is quite slow, for the author chose to take her time building the relationship between Feyre, Tamlin, Lucien and even Alis, a servant Surprisingly, there weren t as many characters as I expected The world building being focused on distinct Courts principally ruled by High Lords and dwelt by lesser faeries, I thought, deceptively so, that we were going to be introduced to so many of them I have to say that Sarah J Maas writing is compelling While she could have moderated her descriptions of paintings, for there were many of them and relatively long ones, even those didn t bore me Feyre, the heroine, is both a huntress and painter Never have I seen this mix of skills before in one person Her strength won t go unnoticed and neither will her dauntlessness There were moments in the story when I felt the need to growl at her, for her difficulty to obey orders even if for her own protection was bewildering It s true what they say, Tamlin will make you swoon wink Recommended to fans of Cruel Beauty, East and Beauty 2016 06 29 Rating upped to 5 stars after second read Well, well, what do we have here Original, amazingly looking cover Check Tamlin one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world Fairies Check treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends Magic alternative world some mystery perhaps Check her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion Love hate relationship that, because it s Sarah J Maas, will blow our mind Check 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 DANGER Brave heroine CHECK CHECK CHECK Basically, it has everything to look for in a fantasy.Please, do not disappoint. 4.5 stars Tamlin is going to set your loins aflame Phew My cheeks are still flushed I m also fairly confident this book is going to help change the face of new adult fiction How awesome to see gifted writers shaping non contemporary stories that have the coming of age youthful perspective and vibe of YA books and combine that with the freedom that writing for an older target audience affords them If you liked the mood and romance of the excellent CRUEL BEAUTY but perhaps mourned the missed opportunities of such a seductive premise, ACOTAR than satisfies view spoiler BITE MY NECK SOME MORE, SIR hide spoiler This book is the result of Bella Swan being thrown into a fantasy world and trying to be Katniss Everdeen She did not succeed OK MORE REVIEW I genuinely really enjoyed some aspects of this book, but I couldn t stand Feyre, or Tamlin or anybody really, except for Lucien I feel like Lucien was the only character who had an interesting back story, and he was just a much better presence than either of the main characters.BUT THE INSTALOVE THE INSTALOVE, GUYS IT KILLS ME Also verrrrry problematic scenes, like when it was Feyre s fault for almost getting raped can you not GO BACK TO YOUR ROOM FEYRE BEFORE I DO SOMETHING BAD TO YOU wow whoa really not cool.On top of all that, I just found the plot to be incredibly boring I started getting interested around the 200 page mark, but then it all just went back to being uninteresting again I know in a status update I said that the book was slow, but what I should have said is that it was boring, because there is a huge difference A book can be fast paced and still be boring, and vice versa I LOVE SLOW PACED BOOKS Have you seen how much I loved The Name of the Wind and the Game of Thrones books THOSE ARE SLOW BUT NOT BORING THIS WAS BORING.That s how I felt anyway, it s my opinion If you weren t bored by this book, that s awesome However, I will never lie to you about my opinion So here we are. SPOILER FREE REVIEW wow Just wow Sarah has done it again This book was amazing The romance was borderline new adult which I loved but it was also greatly paced The plot was so well thought out and executed as well I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES INITIAL REACTION WILL UPDATE WITH REVIEW LATER BUT KNOW I LOVED THIS IT KILLED ME AND BROUGHT ME BACK TO LIFE Y ALL A REVIEW IN GIFs Me when I received the book When I started reading When Feyre was introduced When Tamlin as introduced FEYLIN TAMEY LITERALLY ME WHENEVER THEY SPOKE TO LOOKED AT EACH OTHER THE PLOT WAS BASICALLY EVERYTHING I WANTED IT WAS THEN THERE S CHAPTER 27 AND I DIED SEVERAL TIMES Amarantha, Also Rhysand like get off my SHIP, am I right Feyre s character development was ON POINT BASICALLY THIS WAS ME AFTER READING IT 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 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 Dangerous Place Feyre Must Fight To Break An Ancient Curse, Or She Will Lose Him Forever

Sarah J Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015 , as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series out 5 5 15.Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too

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  • Hardcover
  • 419 pages
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses
  • Sarah J. Maas
  • English
  • 14 September 2019
  • 9781619634442

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