Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas: Review

RATING: 3/5 stars

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Source: bought
Release date: May 5th, 2015
Find it on Goodreads here!

SUMMARY (from Goodreads):
A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beastwith faerie lore.

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 grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it... or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!


I have been struggling with reviewing a lot lately; I have been very busy with school, and all of the books that I have been able to read have not really captured my attention. I finished A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES back in October, and I sat on it for a while just to figure out exactly what I wanted to say. 

I liked this book a lot, but there were some things that didn't sit well with me. And in the two months since I have finished this book...I do not remember what they are. I hardly remember anything about this book. It was totally and completely unmemorable to me. So I apologize that I cannot give all of my readers (if any of you are still there!) a proper review. 

The only thing I do remember is the beginning of the book. Feyre kills a wolf (that was actually a faerie, unbeknownst to her) and is taken by Tamlin, who is also a faerie, to his home as punishment for killing his friend. It was absolutely riveting. But after that, everything just kind of blurs together. The story fell totally flat. 

Overall, A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES was great to start out, but very unmemorable. 

CONTENT: Some moderately explicit sex scenes. I skipped over them, so I don't know how much detail went into it. Moderate swearing, but very heavy on the violence and gore.

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