Friday, 27 November 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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.

This is a book I've had on my shelf for some time, I honestly don't know why it took me so long to finally pick it up. And I am one of the very few that hasn't read anything by Sarah J. Maas yet, even tho I love his genre.

This book is about Feyre who lives with her sisters and father in a tiny cottage, they have barely any money for food and that is why she is out in the woods hunting. If she didn't her and her family would starve. However everyone knows what lies behind the invisible wall, a world full of fairies, not your cute cuddly kind either but the ones that trick you, enslave you and kill you.

The wall has come up after a treaty, one that devided their worlds and no fairy should cross over. But when Feyre comes face to face with a wolf she knows instantly that it has to be fay, she kills it cold blooded and skins it to make some money. 

But she soon finds out that killing a fay comes at a price, a life for life. And a fay beast comes to take her away from her family, she is to live in his world for ever. Weather she stays with him, Tamlin, at his court or wanders off into the unknown woods is up to her. But she soon finds out how dangerous those woods are and she remains at the court. Slowly a friendship blossoms between her and Lucien who is also at the court. But it's the relationship that slowly unfolds between Tamlin, the high Fea, the dangerous and powerful monster that is the main focal. Tamlin and everyone at his court has got masks on, masks that they can't take off because of a curse. But there is many secrets at Tamlins court and Feyre will slowly uncover some of them, but all it will do is bring more unanswered questions. 

This book is loosely based on the beauty and the beast, which is probably one of my all time favourite books. And I actually didn't know this until I started to notice slight similarities. This has made me enjoy the book even more. 

I am in love with this book!! Absolutely in love. It's full of magic, fea, adventure, love, fairytale... It's absolutely beautiful. I love the characters, Feyra is such a strong person and it's amazing to watch her blossom and become the woman she is meant to be. Let's not forget Tamlin, I think I am in love with him. He just proves that you should never judge a book by its cover. Even tho I thought I knew the story of beauty and the beast this has completely been a massive surprise. It put such a massive twist on the original and adds so many new things to it. If you enjoy the paranormal and fairy tales you will love this. I can't wait to read the next one. So excited to see what the future holds for Feyre and Tamlin.

(Out now!)

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