The time has come. The war is upon them. Feyre started her journey starving for both food and love. Now, she is the mate of the most powerful high lord in the world. But can they survive the immense forces of Hybern, who plan to enslave humans?
Feyre is officially one of my favorite characters. Hell, this whole series is going down as one of my favorites. I’m so excited to read more in this world and I hear there will be at least one more book. This third book, A Court of Wings and Ruin, is the closing trilogy for this storyline. Hybern has the cauldron and the forces. Rhys, Cassian, Azriel, Amren, Mor and Feyre must fight together to beat him. But there are some huge twists in this story that made my mouth drop open. This fantasy world is rich with detail and the romance heats up the pages. The action is seriously intense but I found the last battle too drawn out. Just when I thought the fight is about to come to an end, there’d be another part to get through. It feels very bogged down and slow moving. The ending is beautiful and romantic. I love how everything plays out, including a few unexpected twists.
If you love epic fantasy with romance than this series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, is an absolute must read!
I don’t even know how to start this review. I am freaking blown away by this book! Epic doesn’t even begin cover the journey of Feyre Cursebreaker across the Fae lands and into a world on the brink of war. She finds love in the most unexpected places and friends that will grow to family. As fights rage on, and the Hybern king finds allies, the people Feyre loves most are in danger.
Wow! Are you freaking kidding me? This has to be made into a move or a tv series or something. I want to sink into this world! The way the author creates such lush worlds and vivid characters is nothing short of spectacular.
Normally, when a book changes first person point of view between characters it loses me. I’ve left many books in the did not finish pile because of that issue. This story has one chapter where the point of view changes. It actually works. I think because it’s a brief glimpse into another character rather than their thoughts the whole way through the book. So, I’d tell you not to be put off by the switching point of views for its only one short chapter, a brief scene.
Feyre, I loved her from the beginning. She starts off weak and destroyed by the events in the first book. It felt very real how she dealt with the blood on her hands. As the story continues, she’s thrust into dangerous situations and becomes so much more than just Fae. Rhy, yeah, I liked him in the first book despite the darkness surrounding him. I’m so glad Feyre and Rhy have their own thing going on. I wouldn’t call it young adult appropriate, but if you’re an adult reading this series, you’re going to love it. Even the secondary characters, Mor, Cassian, Azriel, Nesta, every one of them has a personality of their own. Tamlin, oh my God, that twist with Tamlin. My mouth literally hung open when that ending came around. What a book! I have to read the next story, A Court of Wings and Ruin. Then I’m going to be stalking the author for the next release, lol.
Sarah J. Maas is an epic story teller and romance weaver. Nothing showcases her talents better than this must read series!
My sister in law is a huge fan of this author. As a gift she gave me this book, A Court of Thorns and Roses. I love the cover. I love the genre. So, why not give it a try? I am so freaking glad she gave this book to me. It’s an amazing twist on Beauty and the Beast. One that’s unique and filled with stunning settings.
Feyre is only nineteen but her family survival rests on her shoulders. Her father is broke and cripple. Her sisters are useless or too young and her mother passed away after begging Feyre to take care of them. Now she hunts in the forest for their food and counts the days before they starve. After she kills a wolf in the forest, a giant shape shifting fairy breaks in their door and demands to know who killed his friend. Tamlin gives her a choice, live with him forever or die. Some choice huh? So, she leaves her family after he promises not to let them starve and crosses the giant wall into the fairy realm. But not all is as it seems. There’s a plague upon this world, one that threatens to spill into the human world and that plague’s name is Amarantha.
I do want to point out first that I did skip the first chapter and some of the second. I don’t care to read about her hunting but rather than skip the book, I told my sister in law I’d give it a try, I skipped those parts. I’m totally giddy and excited. This book is fabulous and beautiful and dark and twisted. Yes, I know that a run-on sentence. No, I don’t care. I love this book so hard. The world building is perfect. It’s just enough to be different but no so complicated that I got confused. Fairies live on one side of the wall, humans on the other. The fairy realm is a lot more intricate and I found it fascinating how the author set that all up. Feyre, LOVE her! She tough. She does what she had to do to stay alive and keep her family alive. She’s not a bad a$$ but she’s not some whiny girl either. The more I read, the more I was immersed in this world. Tamlin is very standoffish in the beginning and as I read he unfurled like a gorgeous flower. There are even some steamy bits in here that I think are really tastefully done! And that ending *mouth drops open* Wow.
Action? Hell, yes!
Romance? Yes! Adorable!
World building? Perfect! Fairies and shape shifters!
I’ve already ordered the next book in the series and I’m eagerly awaiting it or rather impatiently awaiting it. So, to sum this review up. GO BUY A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES! It’s a must read.