A Court of Thorns and Roses

Description from Goodreads:

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.


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah j. Maas has 421 pages and was published in 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens.

In A Court of Thorns and Roses, unfortunate circumstances have left Feyre and her family destitute with a broken (physically and mentally) father that is unable to provide for their well-being.  Due to the family’s misfortune, Feyre takes things into her own hands and she learns to take care of her family – whether they like it or not.  But, when a twist of fate takes her away from everyone and everything she has ever known, she must learn to let her guard down and let her destiny in.

Wow!  This book is exactly what I have been looking for in a YA fantasy novel.  I LOVE the story line.  A Court of Thorns and Roses is a thoroughly captivating read.  It has magic, romance, intrigue.  Fans of this genre couldn’t ask for more.

There were some predictable plot points in this book.  But, then there were also some exciting twists that make A Court of Thorns and Roses impossible to put down.  A few things I had completely figured out in my head – oh wait – nope, I was wrong!

This is definitely a book I would read more than once which is not something I do often.  Recommended for everyone – well, at least everyone with a soul.  Seriously, if you enjoy YA and fantasy novels and you haven’t read this book, you should.

Cannot wait to grab the next in the series and get started.


Rating: 5 Plot Monster Spiders


Notable Quotes:

“You look . . . better than before.”
Was that a compliment? I could have sworn Lucien gave Tamlin an encouraging nod.
“And you hair is . . . clean.”
― Sarah J. MaasA Court of Thorns and Roses

“Do you ever stop being so serious and dull?”
“Do you ever stop being such a prick?” I snapped back.
Dead—really, truly, I should have been dead for that.
But Lucien grinned at me. “Much better.”
― Sarah J. MaasA Court of Thorns and Roses

MDW original review. Source: Library.



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