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.
“Because your human joy fascinates me—the way you experience things, in your life span, so wildly and deeply and all at once, is…entrancing.”
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
“Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
This is certainly not my first time reading this book but it is my first time writing a review for it, so here goes nothing. The whole A Court of Thorns and Roses series is arguably my favorite series that I have ever read; and that’s saying something because I read A LOT. The series contains my favorite book in the whole world, A Court of Wind and Fury, the second book in this series. But we are here to talk about the first book which introduces us to a world that is utterly unique to Maas’s imagination.
A Court of Thorns and Roses or ACOTAR to shorten it up, follows a girl named Feyre as she is whisked away from a life of struggle and despair to one of comfort and beauty; except for the little fact that she could be murdered in an instant by the new people (or creatures) in her life.
What I love so much about this book, and Maas’s writing in general, is that she doesn’t short you on the details. Maas describes everything so beautifully and paints such a detailed story of what is happening that you will feel like you are living alongside the characters.
I have reread this book several times and I definitely suggest you do as well once you have read the rest of the series because there is a lot that is mentioned throughout the books that gets referenced to later. I find myself finding something new every time that will be mentioned in a later book and it honestly leaves me in a bit of awe that Maas was able to tie even little details together throughout the series.
I don’t think that there is anything in this book that I don’t like. It’s extremely well written, has an excellent story line and amazing character development. I related on a deep level with Feyre throughout her journey and even though I have already read this series multiple times, I can’t wait to read the next book to continue this adventure with her.
Overall, I might come off as bias because this is most likely my favorite book series, but it is a must read for anyone who likes adventure, romance, character development, and fantasy. Maas is undoubtedly one of my favorite authors and I’m always impressed at her story telling abilities and how she manages to weave even the most intricate of details. Until next time, happy reading!