A Court of Thorns and Roses
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Genre: Fantasy fiction
I got to know about A Court of Thorns and Roses on Facebook and the person who recommended it was heads over heels about it so I decided to give it a try.
Summary of A court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Feyre goes into the woods in hopes of finding a game to bring home to her poor family. However, she kills something more than a game. She kills a High Faerie. This single action turns her life around. Feyre is forced to leave her mortal family to live with Tamlin, the High Lord of the spring court. Unknown to her, the Faerie land is threatened by an evil queen. Along the line, she falls in love with Tamlin and now the fate of Prythian rests on Feyre to free them from the hold of Amarantha.
A Court of Thorns and Roses was a mixture of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. The main character Feyre had two sisters who treated her like filth plus an old incapacitated father who didn’t care for them (Cinderella). She’s captured by a beast and only her love can free the beast from a curse placed over him and his court (Beauty and the Beast). Exactly! Similar storyline but a better representation of both stories.
The plot of A Court of Thorns and Roses was snail-paced. 70% of the time we were in Feyre’s head. Also, I noticed the romance between Feyre and Tamlin was softcore. Which was very nice for a short-lived romance. There were times I found it hard to imagine some characters in the book so I just made them blank. Not because the descriptions weren’t apt but because there were too many creatures in the book to keep up with exactly how each one looked like.
Again, the first half of a court of Thorns and Roses described Amarantha as someone or would I say something so vicious, deadly, and dangerous that her name wasn’t mentioned. but when the book introduced Amarantha her actions didn’t really fit the description Yes! deadly but wasn’t that deadly if she could be killed as a sacrificial lamb without a fight. I expected a battle for power before she died😂. Something to make her death worthwhile. And oh yes, there was a lot of blood spilling and killing. But don’t worry “blood gushing down” is too exaggerated to be imagined as real.
As I mentioned earlier, the plot at the beginning was slow but then it picked up its pace into the middle of the A Court of Thorns and Roses and I couldn’t drop the book. I was curious to know how it ended. It’s a very intriguing book and it made my imaginative mind travel. The book even provided a map of the Faerie and mortal world, which just made the imagery of the book better.
I’m not a big fan of fantasy fiction but this book is definitely a big YES for me. “A Court of Thorns and Roses” is a book series and a little birdie told me the other series are x2 better than the first book. Apparently, I’m pumped to read the second book, A Court of Mist and Fury.
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