I was extremely late to reading this book. I had heard about it and had even purchased it on my Kindle a few years ago! But I didn’t read it until last Saturday. And then I finished it in less than twenty four hours. I am absolutely hooked on this series it has slid into my personal favorites of books I have ever read (would that be a post you would like? Let me know!). Reading this series has been such a great pleasure and I had to write about it! I included links to the books, the synopsis of each book, and my personal thoughts on each book.
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Synopsis: Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price…Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
My Review: Such an amazing book! I have always loved fairy tales when I was growing up, so now whenever I have the chance to read retellings of classic fairy tales, I do. I finished this in a few hours. It was so easy to lose myself in this book and the writing was amazing. The characters jumped off the page and I had that moment where I forgot I was reading a book because I was so invested several times. I gave it 5 stars on my Goodreads account and recommend it to everyone! There are some mature themes, so just a head’s up!
A Court of Mist and Fury
Synopsis: Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
My Review: When I read the first book, I thought I had read perfection. A Court of Mist and Fury proved me wrong. This is one of the best (if not the absolute best) book I have ever read. I laughed so many times while reading it and I fell in love with all of the characters. Sarah J. Maas had character development that blew my mind; so many of the characters grew or were revealed to have hearts of gold. This book stood out because it had everything: romance, humor, action, drama, and a plot to die for. If I could give this book twenty stars, I would.
A Court of Wings and Ruin
Synopsis: Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
My Review: I am reading this right now and am loving it so far! The writing is amazing and is progressing at such a great pace that it doesn’t feel rushed. I cannot wait to finish it (although I will be sad that I won’t be able to read any more for a while) and see what the conclusion of this series will be like! As soon as I post this blog, I’m going back to reading it! I highly recommend.
A Court of Frost and Starlight
Synopsis: Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court
My Review: I haven’t read this yet, but it’s on my to-read list! I am looking forward to reading this novella. It’s 229 pages long, which is super long for a novella. I can’t wait to read about the characters and see more of their interactions with each other!
There are currently four books in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (three main installments and one novella). It’s been confirmed that there will be another full-length installment in about a year, around April 2021, which I can’t wait for! I’m for sure going to be checking out the rest of the books by Sarah J. Maas (mainly the Throne of Glass series!). Have you read any of her work? What did you think? Let me know down in the comments! And, as always, thank you so much for reading!
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