Title: A Court Of Thorns And Roses (ACOTAR)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Fantasy
Rating: 5/5 stars
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Spoiler Free Thoughts:
I don’t really reach for fantasy much (well I do now because of this book) unless I have heard amazing things, and I had heard amazing things about acotar, so last year about a month after it came out I bought it, and it sat on my shelf for about a year. FINALLY I picked it up at the end of May and, well you could say I’m in love.
Even though in the past year I haven’t been reading a ton of fantasy, before that I read mostly fantasy. I got sucked into the world of contemporaries in 2015, but now having read more diverse genres this year I feel like acotar has got me back into fantasy and I’m so happy about that. Also this was my first Sarah J. Maas book and I follow her on Instagram and everything so I knew she was such chill and nice but now I understand why everyone loves her books!
It’s a loose Beauty and Beast retelling and I loooooooveeeeeeeeee that fairytale so that was one aspect that I loved. But it didn’t feel like she was copying that story, acotar still had its own story, the premis was just like B&TB.
The world building was so good. Everything was explained in a easy to understand way but the world wasn’t too simple or boring. There is a map at the front too so if I was every a bit confused I just looked at the map and I was like ah yes.
I really like Feyre, the main character which is good because if you don’t like the main character then that hinders your reading experience. She’s likeable and not annoying.
The overall plot is fast paced and interesting, I read acotar in less than two days, I literally couldn’t put it down. And once I finished I was dying to get my hands on acomaf.
If you haven’t read acotar yet, and you like fantasy, I highly encourage you pick this up, you will not be disappointed.
IT WAS JUST A REALLY GOOD BOOK!