Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Hello book addicts!

Welcome to “A Court of Thorns and Roses” book review!

Maybe you’ve read this book, I keep seeing it all over social media lately so it seems probable, but maybe you haven’t so I will try to avoid *spoilers* in my review because I hadn’t read it until a week ago and I certainly wouldn’t have wanted any *spoilers* before finishing it!

(On a side note: Am I the only one that reads *spoilers* in River Song’s voice?)

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Sarah J. Maas’ book “A Court of Thorns and Roses” is definitely not a book I would have just picked up of my own accord. At first glance it appears to be just another YA fad and call me a snob all you want but I haven’t ever gotten into the whole YA reading trend, I just keep thinking I’m too old. I never read “The Hunger Games” or “Divergent” or any John Green book (please don’t come after me in my sleep!) However, my sister had already bought this book on her audible account and so when I was looking for a quick easy download to keep me awake on one of my numerous driving trips it was right there, I wasn’t expecting to really love it or anything just for it to keep me awake on the road (I’m a horrible driver).

In fact I was not particularly surprised or impressed by the beginning of the book. It has a plot very similar to “Beauty and the Beast” or “Tamlin” and I felt like I could probably anticipate the next action before the author even knew what was coming. But then, I was wrong.

Young girl gives up her life to save her ungrateful family and then falls in love with the beast that swept her away. Classic. The plot twists and character development. Remarkable.

 The story is part sexy romance, part adventure, and part court intrigue set in an intricate world torn in two by ancient conflict between humans and faeries. A separation that our human heroine, Feyre, may be the only one capable of mending, and hopefully before time runs out for both mortals and their centuries old foe. Nothing is what you think it is. “keep … your ears open… And keep your wits about you — even your senses will try to betray you here.”

I would recommend this book to everyone! It’s not simply a YA read but well (maybe better) suited to older audiences as well. I’m even currently rereading it with @chapter_chat on Instagram, despite the fact that it’s only been a couple weeks since finishing it, in preparation for the release of the third book in the series “A Court of Wings and Ruin” on May 2nd.

Happy reading lovelies!

Cheers,

Ann

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