Disclaimer: This will be no major spoilers in this book review!
Book Chosen: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Number of pages: 416
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Bloosmbury Children’s Books
So if any of you have read my previous post when I explained this challenge then you’d know that I already posted the blurb (from goodreads), so if you want some basic background information then go check that out 🙂
This story reminds me slightly of Beauty and The Beast mixed with the film Stardust. You have the human section of the world which is cut off from the majority of the other magical world by a wall, called Prythian. This was due to a war between the humans and the magical creatures many years before to end the slavery of the humans.
This story is about a girl called Feyre (pron. Fay-rah) who is the main provider for her family, which is her father and two older sisters. Feyre is nineteen years old and although she loves her family, she is incredibly bitter over how they treat her. One day when she is out hunting (which she often does) she ends up killing a wolf. She has a mixture of feelings towards whether the wolf is actually a wolf or a magical creature which had come lurking from over the wall and this ends up being the latter option as a few days later a friend to the wolf called Tamlin comes to her house. As Feyre had broken the treaty in killing the wolf (as it was not in self defence) she is given two options die or live out her days in Prythian. Choosing to go with Tamlin, Feyre must learn to get along with the people who she has grown up hating. Feyre also finds out that there is a darkness spreading in Prythian, leaving the creatures with little magic and a worry that it could spread into the human world.
The book is incredibly good, I honestly couldn’t put it down (it took me about 6 days to read) and has a number of plot twists which I wasn’t expecting. The friendships that form are very strong and as a reader, I understood why Feyre was so hostile at the beginning to everyone. The author definitely made me fall in love with reading again.