Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses (book 1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genera: Fantasy, YA, Fairy Tale Retelling, Romance, New Adult, Fairies/Fae
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children

My Rating: 4.7 STARS

                When I first heard of Sarah J. Maas, I heard about the Throne of Glass. And EVERYONE I know love that series, like EVERYONE. All of my friends were all saying how "wonderful Sarah's books are" and "how Throne of Glass, is their favorite." And then, there was me. I haven't read the books yet and TBH I didn't even REALLY want to. Yes, they were on my to-be-read list on Goodreads but I wasn't like DYING to read it. So one day while I went to my local library I saw this beautiful book. Its was like it was calling to me, because I was just so drawn to it (I was there to pick up Six of Crows but I forgot all about that when I saw this book). I pulled it out of the shelf and guess who the author was... SJ Maas! I didn't know she had another series out but I was so intrigued with this book because I am a sucker for re-tellings, especially Beauty and the Beast. So of course I picked it up and checked it out and flew through this book. Like FLEW! I was about 40% done before I was called downstairs to eat dinner. But right after I was done with dinner (and the dishes :/ ), I ran back upstairs and read until I knew I had to sleep. But after class the next day, I finished this book and BOY WAS THAT ENDING AWESOME!

                 Okay, enough of how I got this book, lets talk about this book. To start off, I really like the main character Feyre. She was like a Katniss in a Fae world. She (as the younger sister of 2) has to go out in the woods and hunt to feed her family (I really didn't like the fact that her sisters and her dad just left her to do all the work and they stay home complaining about being poor). So one day she goes into the wood to hunt, she comes across a wolf, like a GIANT wolf and Feyre know that it is a Fae. (You should know that the Fae and the humans are not friendly with each other. The fae and the humans went to war a couple hundred years ago and they made a treaty saying to leave each other alone etc.) Well Feyre seeing the wolf gets all mad at all the things they did to the humans and she decides to shoot the wolf. Lets just say it get interesting after that ;P I won't say anymore because I don't want to spoil anything but trust me, it get fuuuunnnnn!

                What I liked: I really like the characters in this book. Feyre was not a snobby, boy crazy, annoying prick but a strong person. Tamlin is sweet and hot. LIKE REALLY HOT. I loved all the things that happen between him and Feyre. :P  Lucien is just hilarious, I love him so much! And there are more characters but I won't say just yet :) I also really liked the whole world and the plot twists (OMG!) and I liked how in the end, everything makes so much sense. I just flowed so well!
               What I didn't like: I cant say!!! It will be so spoilery but know that its not the book or anything, it was SOMEONE in the book. Gosh I hate that person!

               All in all, I really enjoyed this story and I can't wait to read book 2 (A Court of Mist and Fury)! This book is great for YA fantasy lovers and fans of fairies and of course SJ Maas fans (which I am now a part of). I hope you enjoy it and if you have read it, let me know what you thought of it etc.!

Happy Reading,
Natasha Morriston