Book: “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Y/A Fantasy
Rating: 5/5 Stars
“A Court of Thorns and Roses” is the proof that Sarah J. Maas knows how to expertly weave a fantasy novel.
The book tells the story of Feyre, a teen forced to keep her family alive by hunting in the lonely woods that surround their cottage. Feyre is the provider for her family and is mature beyond her years. During one of these outings to find food, she kills a mysterious wolf. Later, when a faerie shows up at her door to demand retribution for the wolf, everything changes. Feyre is swept into the realm of faeries which is filled with danger, deceit and maybe even love. Will she survive in a land filled with ancient beings that are as deadly as they are beautiful?
This book is every fantasy reader’s dream! Maas does an excellent job world building and really dives deep into the detailed descriptions of the Spring Court. Maas proves herself to be the authority on use of imagery to enhance a story. Although the beginning of the book includes a bit of slower reading due to the magnitude of the details, I found it to be enveloping. During the second half of the book, I found myself so caught up in the story line that I was physically exhausted from holding my breath while furiously turning the pages. I felt connected to the main character of Feyre and her story. However, what pleased me the most as a reader was the beautifully crafted set of ancillary characters, all of which were deep, intriguing and captivating. Well done to Sarah J. Maas on this wonderful fantasy novel!
Recommendations: Pick this one up immediately if you enjoy the young adult fantasy genre! It is a must read!
Please note: I received this novel from NetGalley and the publisher for free in exchange for a honest review.