Throwback Thursday: A Court of Thorns and Roses

by Sarah J Maas

a court of thorns and roses

“Why are you telling me this?”
“Because I’m tired and lonely, and you’re the only person I can talk to without putting myself at risk.”

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J Maas
Genre: New Adult/ Fairytale Retelling
Rating: 5 Voodoos

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with 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.


Original review can be found HERE.

At last. At last I have begun m journey through this world once more!
I was reluctant to keep going because I knew that the love from this book wasn’t endgame and it was enough to break the curse and that made no sense to me. I also hate love triangles and I was envisioning one of those going forward. BUT I was told over and over that it would work out and “You’ll see!” so, I’ve decided to see…

And actually, re reading this book and having re-read my prior review – with the little I know of What Happens Next, I saw several things I definitely missed the first time and without the rose tinted glasses, I felt different about other things too. I may have been looking for the excuse, but the groundwork could be there.

I remembered Rysand being less evil than everyone said, though I seemed to have liked him more than I remembered from reading my review. I was also really vague about hoping for book two and three to be Nesta/Rhysand and Lucian/Elain respectively – since I’m anti love triangle.

I also ramble a lot about how it manage to be a true to form Beauty and the Beast retelling AND a typical Fae story. So, I won’t mention it again.

I was reluctant to read this again, knowing the possibilities ahead, but it wasn’t long before I was enjoying myself again. I got frustrated with Fayre quite a bit at the start, but I’m not sure how much that had to with already knowing she was going to trust Tamlin really soon!

Oh well! Now it’s time for book two!
Once more into the breach my friend!

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