Book Review: A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Thorn and Roses (A Court of Thorn and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Publication Date: May 5, 2015

Format: Hardcover, 421 pages

Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy, Romance


This is one of my favorite retellings, I love how she took the idea of Beauty and the Beast (one of my favorite Disney movies) and applied it to this type of world, the world of the Fey. This is such a unique concept, I’ve seen many Beauty and the Beast retellings before but this one is one of the best I’ve read, I love how you can tell that its a retelling of Beauty and the Beast but it’s still very much it’s own story. One of the examples where you can see he resemblance is with Lucien, he to me seems like the character Tamlin, this occurred to me when Lucien was encouraging Tamlin to interact with Feyre.

The characters are amazing as so unique, he character I was skeptical of was Manon, I never used to like her, but going back into this book I was surprised to find that I didn’t mind her too much, though I do love Abraxas. I’m going to reserve judgment of her though until I read the next book in the series.

Feyre is an amazing character, she is so strong and she will always meet a challenge head on as best she can, and she doesn’t give up, she just comes back stronger. I don’t know how I feel about Tamlin, he just confuses me. I don’t really feel that love connection from him, the whole last half of the book he barely showed he cared about Feyre until the very end of the book. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Lucien in the beginning but he is a character that I do have hope for in the future, I think he has major potential. Rhysand is played majorly as the villain in this book but I do think he will be a character that you grow to love in the future, I think that I will love him.

There was just something about this book that I thought was more engaging, I definitely think the writing has improved from Crown of Midnight to Heir of Fire, which leads me to want to continue soon.

I love Sarah J. Maas’s writing style, it’s such an amazing story I love how it’s told, I can’t wait until I get to read the second book.

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