So somehow I had never heard of A Court of Thorns and Roses or Sarah J Maas until a month ago. I don’t know where I had been but honestly this just reminds me why I’m so happy to be in more book groups so I know about these stories I’m missing out on.
Synopsis: Feyre is a young woman who is trying everything in her ability to help keep her family alive by hunting. She lives on one side of a wall that separates her from the Faeries and High Lords. But one day while trying to keep her family alive, she makes a mistake and she’s forced to go over the wall and live with the very people she’s heard such horror stories about. What happens to Feyre? Does her hatred for these faeries loosen the more she gets to know them? How does she react to the world around her that’s so different from what she knows and imagined?
Review: I liked this but I didn’t love it. I found there were times where I just wanted to tell Feyre to shut up. I didn’t want to read her thoughts for the 1,000th time which wasn’t very different from two pages prior. There was also a lot of romance and at times I couldn’t tell if that was the story or if the blight that was occurring to the lands was. But don’t get me wrong I liked the romance too I just wasn’t expecting it. By the end of the story, I really wanted to finish it and find what would happen.
Once I realized this story was truly a set up for the rest of the series (though I feel like it also had a nice ending) I got past some of my issues with the story. I like most of the characters, Feyre is a little obnoxious but overall I didn’t hate any. One of the negatives to this story though was that while the evil character was evil, there wasn’t enough of her for me to really hate her (like say Voldemort, or Joffrey etc). I am excited to read the rest of the series though, I’ll probably get the next one at the library since I was a little iffy on the first. Though I have heard that the next book (thanks to goodreads) is a whole lot better which is great!
Overall I gave this story 3 stars. If you click on the picture it will bring you to more information about the book.