A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Rating: 4/5 Stars
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.
At least, he’s not a beast all the time.
As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
I’m sorry this review is late at least it’ll be spoiler-free!
So, when it comes to this book, I thought this book was YA the entire time, which has put me off from reading it for at least two years, maybe more, haha. When I say young adult, I mean young, not 19 young but like 14 to 15 young. So, I was actually presently surprised that she was older and there was some spice to the romance. I love spicy romances. I also have owned this book for at least 6 years…I think. I’m not sure but I’ve owned it for a long time, so it’s way past overdue that I read this book.
Honestly, I thought this book was overhyped. I just want to get that out of the way because the hype for this book is insane. I’ve read other fantasy books I enjoyed more than this, and they didn’t even have spicy romance, haha. I’m not saying this book doesn’t deserve hype because it definitely deserves hype since it is a good book and enjoyed by many. I would argue that people obsess over this book on a strange level, though…hence why I think this book was overhyped. I never got 5-star vibes from this book. Let’s get into that, shall we?
I thought this book was fun but super predictable. That’s the biggest problem I have with this book. When it comes to books, I’m terrible at figuring out any form of mystery or predicting endings, but this book is so incredibly predictable with such a generic YA fantasy plot. That’s also why I’m surprised this book has such high praise. I figured out the end pretty quickly, and like I said, the book is predictable throughout, which does make it harder for the book to keep my attention.
However, I did enjoy the writing, and it’s been a while since I read fantasy, so I thought that was fun. I thought the writing was descriptive and could get a little dark which I liked. I also liked the characters and the story. Just because it’s predictable doesn’t mean it’s a bad book haha. Feyre is a strong FMC, and I really enjoyed the relationship between her and Tamlin. I loved watching their relationship develop and seeing Feyre’s walls slowly lower.
There’s some pretty good action in this book, and I think it’s a good book. I think the world-building could have been better, but overall I liked this book. I’ll definitely be continuing with the series and hoping it only gets better. Sorry this is a short review, but I hope y’all enjoyed it anyway.