Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J Maas

June 2, 2015 Reviews 9 ★★★★★

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J MaasA Court of Thorns and Roses Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Published by Bloomsbury on May 2015
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 412
Source: Publisher
Amazon • Amazon UK • Book Depository

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Sarah J Maas’s new fantasy book, A Court of Thorns and Roses. The review is an extract from episode 26 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on May 25, 2015.

This review contains spoilers! We do attempt to warn you before mentioning the spoilers, but please, listen at your own risk.

You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page.

Quotes from the review:

P:  I absolutely loved this book.

A: .. and I didn’t!

P: I adored all of the main characters. The world building was fantastic. I’d want to live in the Spring Court.

P: A lot of people didn’t like Feyre. I thought she was fantastic… she had a horrible upbringing… she thawed as the story went on, and changes and grows. Great characters development.

P: Tamlin was hot, msterious. He had good reasons for being closed off. Their love affair is slow burning, and really hot. No insta-love.

P: I think book 2 is going to have a big Persephone myth as part of it.

A: I did like Lucien and Rhysand.

A: I agreed a little with Nic (Biscuit and Books) who described (Feyre & Tamlin) as a bit “Twilighty”. It’s a bit uncomfortable.

A: I really love the characters in Throne of Glass, but I didn’t really connect with these characters. It lacked a bit of the sparkle of ToG for me.

Philippa’s rating: five-stars – I loved it!

Angelya’s rating: three-half-stars – Please don’t hate me for not loving this one! I did enjoy parts of it, but other parts just didn’t grab me.

Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

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