JANUARY 2016 RECOMMENDATION – “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas

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A Court of Thorns and Roses – by Sarah J. Maas

Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆☆


Synopsis: 19 year old Feyre sets out hunting for food for her very poor family when she finds herself in a fight for a deer with a large wolf.  She is able to kill both in order to feed her family.  Later, a giant creature bursts into their home declaring her a murderer – as the wolf was really a Faery.  The beast declares that she must pay with her life for the murder according to the peace treaty between humans and the fae.

Instead, the beast tells Feyre she can avoid death if she accompanies him to his estate in the Fae territory of Prythian.  Feyre accepts.  When they arrive, the beast is not a beast at all, but instead, Lord of the Spring Court, Tamlin.

Feyre’s lifetime of being told lies and misconceptions about the Fae, mostly out of human fear and war propaganda, affect her life in the Spring Court – and soon she learns there is an even bigger danger on the horizon.  A danger that could not only destroy the Fae countries, but also the human ones where her family are.  She must learn the truth about the war between the Fae and humans, the myths and legends of the Fae, and exactly what force is strong enough to tear each society apart.

Opinion:

One of the best books I’ve read.  I flew through it in less than two days.  I was so entranced by the story that I simply could not put it down.

Realistically, this is a gritty and yet beautiful re-telling of Beauty and the Beast.  Maas’ writing is beautiful and captivating.  It’s a non-stop thrill ride from start to finish.

This is book one in an upcoming series by Maas and I am desperate for book 2 already. I highly recommend this book.  An amazing story of war, hatred, and love – it is nothing short of breathtaking.

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