Book Review: ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ by Sarah J. Maas

Posted in Book Reviews
on July 6, 2016

Dear Reader,

I decided to read this book as after reading ‘Uprooted’. I was dying for another beauty and the beast retelling and I had seen multiple posts on Instagram or ‘bookstagram’ on how amazing this book is. So, stating the need, I purchased the ebook and the sequel was quickly purchased too (a good sign).


Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.[blurb from Amazon]

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass Published by Bloomsbury Childrens Release Date: 5th May 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Release Date: 5th May 2015 (This photo is from my recently started bookstagram @wandered_souls.)

 My Review:

I have to say I was a little nervous to read A Court of Thorns and Roses purely because I had seen so many good reviews and normally when a book is so hyped up, it really disappoints. I hadn’t read Throne of Glass or any of the books in that series so I didn’t know what to expect from Maas.

Well, my nervousness was certainly unneeded. I really liked A Court of Thorns and RosesI genuinely think it is a really great series opener, and I couldn’t even wait to buy A Court of Mist and Fury  so I bought it straight after. I am 100% in love with these two books and I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on the third.

Feyre, isn’t prolifically badassy, she’s just normal. This made me really empathise with her as we see her own strength of character as a human and since it is written in first person, we get to know all of her insecurities too. I loved how she stood up to the High Lord’s and wasn’t afraid to say her opinion either.

A Court of Thorns and Roses certainly isn’t for younger readers either. Maas includes the steamiest and most poetically described sexy times I’ve read in a long time. It was actually refreshing to read about Tamlin and Feyre together against the backdrop of the novel and it shows Maas certainly knows how Young Adult fiction should be recognised (the scenes only get better in ACOMAF).

Besides Feyre, there are three other main characters : Tamlin, Lucien, and Rhysand. Tamlin is BEAUTIFUL , and also a bit of beast. He’s very broody, somewhat shy, he shoulders responsibilities he never really wanted and is just drop dead gorgeous. Lucien, is sassy as hell and also sexy. I think sexy men is a theme within both of the novel. Job well done Maas! … Rhysand. Oh lord. He’s made from night and dark and I just. He is my favourite by far. I’ve seen a lot of reviews that just hate A Court of Mist and Furybut I equally loved that. And, if you’re a lover Rhysand (without spoilers) you’ll lurrrvvvvee this novel.

I literally cannot wait for the third novel to come out next May. Have you read these two novels? Did you love Rhysand as much as me? Or did you fall in love with Tamlin instead?

The links to purchase both novels are below, you just have to click the book covers!

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  • Ahh yes! So glad you enjoyed it, your review has just made me even more excited to read it. Do you think you’ll read Maas’s other books? I would really recommend the Throne of Glass series, the characters are so well written and develop beautifully throughout the series!

    • Yeah, I really loved it! I needed a good book to cheer me up and it totally whisked me away. I would like to start reading the Throne of Glass series before. I’ve heard loads of mixed reviews though. But, I still should read it.

      • The Throne of Glass books helped me completely escape reality! The first one isn’t the best by any means, but it’s a good introduction and good enough to keep you interested

  • Ali (@ thebandarblog)

    This one is high on my TBR! I’m hoping to get to it soon! I feel like I’m going to love it (:

  • So much steaminess! It’s not for children. I actually really liked it. Which is surprising since I normally hate hyped books. You should give it a try! I preferred the sequel though but a lot of people say they don’t!

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