Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas


Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Date: May 5th 2015
Pages: 421
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

When everyone was hyped up by the release of the 3rd book of this supposed trilogy, I grew curious about it, as every single book lover I knew raved about this author. Some of them told me that A Court of Thorns and Roses would be better than the Throne of Glass series. So I bought all 3 books.

It has been months since I read the first book, but I never found enough time to write it. Finally I had free time and… here we go!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is a New Adult fantasy book. It’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and is set in a world where humans and Faeries, who once lived together, but now, after a war, they settled on a Treaty and built the Wall that divides the land of the humans from Prythian, the land of the Faeries, divided into 7 kingdoms, each ruled by a High Fae.

Against slavery, against tyranny, I would gladly go to my death, no matter whose freedom I was defending.

The protagonist is Feyre, a poor 19-year-old girl who lives in a village near the Wall, and she’s the one who feeds her family by going into the forest to hunt.

One day she kills a wolf, but this wolf was more that what she could have thought.

I had high expectations of this book because Sarah J. Maas is a well-known author and everyone loves her books. However, even though I liked this book, it wasn’t that amazing as I thought it would be.

It took me a while to get into the story, but after I did, it became a page-turner. Tamlin was haunted by memories, Lucien fears someone Feyre doesn’t know and she tries to settle in a world they taught her to always fear and despise.

A High Lord who loved to fly–trapped under a mountain. Shadows not of his own making still haunted those violet eyes. I wondered if they would ever fade.

Feyre protected her family as best as she could, though they never recognised her efforts. But she ignored them and kept providing food. I loved her bravery, how intelligent she is.

I loved Tamlin, his love for his land and for his people, how he is friendly with Lucien and wants to protect his best friend and his struggle to fight for what he believed in: a battle for freedom

The writing style pulled you into the story and doesn’t let you go until you finish the book. I recommend it and give it 4 out of 5 stars.



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About the author

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.



4 thoughts on “Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Great review Angela! – as always.
    Writing style is always a big deal for me, sometimes more than the actual premise of the story. So to hear that the writing in this one is the kind that lures you in definitely means I will be adding this to my TBR!

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    • Thank you! 💚
      I will be honest with you 🙈 I read the other two books and didn’t like them. I hated the second and the third was slightly better. I had heard so many things about its characters and was expecting Tamlin to be the ultimate villain. I was seriously wrong. I suggest you to read it so you can see by yourself 😊

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