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.