Saturday, 18 July 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Mass I Review

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: same name
Genre: Fantasy, Fairytale retelling, New Adult
My Star Rating: 

Blurb: Feyre is a huntress. She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture it's prey. But like all metals, she fears wha lies mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price...Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy's kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor's body bears the the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked-but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre's feelings for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she's been told about his kind, an ancient wicked shadow grows. Feyre must find a way to break the spell, or lose her heart forever.

A Court of Thorns and Rose is a fairy tale retelling of Beauty and The Beas. Every retelling has a twist and in this instance the twist is that this book is set n the Faerie world.
One thing I really loved is that there is a guide in the back on pronouncing the difficult names which, as I am sure you all know, can be a big problem. I've even heard people go as far as to say it takes them longer to read a book if they can't pronounce a character's name. Our protagonist is called Feyre (which is a gorgeous name).

In terms of characters there weren't many and I wasn't massively invested with any of them, although I did kind of like Lucien.
This book has been labelled as New Adult, but if you're not into that kind of thing I wouldn't let that put yu off. There are only a couple of sex scenes and they don't go into massive amounts of detail, nor are they very long.

I gave it 3.5 stars which is pretty good. If you're into romance and really quite complex world building you'd probably love it, the missing star and a half was mostly due to thee lack of comic relief and the complicated ending.

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