A Court of thorns and Roses By Sarah J. Maas, Book Review.

A Court of thorns and roses A-court-of-thorns-and-roses-book-cover. By Sarah J. Maas

two-stars_0  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. Okay I’m going to go right out and just say it. This book was really hard to get through. The writing was at a snail’s pace and the only thing that got me through it was my sheer desperation to know what would happen between the romance and love and passion that Tamlin and Feyre have. It took me five weeks… FIVE weeks to finish this book. When it should have taken me one. I just could not get myself to keep on reading the damn book. 

Maas’s style of writing is fantastic in the way she can create the sexual tension. The way she writes, you can literally envision every single thing she’s writing. The fighting scenes specifically were very impressive. This tale is a magical twist to a classic love story from Beauty and the Beast. Which is very clear from the beginning. There are a few things that caught me off guard… I was surpised to how little I liked Tamlin. He’s a main character, a love interest and a high faye lord…. but I really really disliked him?!

The one part that made me hate him even more was when *spoilers alert!!* ********************************************************************** Tamlin and Feyre finally have time together after being captured by Amarantha and instead of taking that opportunity to get the hell out of there, he tries to have sex with her…. I mean. If the love of your life is in genuine danger and she’s literally about to be tortured and killed in front of you and you get a moment alone with her… WOULD YOU NOT TAKE THAT CHANCE TO GET HER OUT!??! It made me feel like what he has for her is more of a blind passion than pure love but whatever… *******************************************************************************

Spoiler over.

Over all, if it wasn’t for the fact that I’d accidentally bought the second book instead of the first, when ordering these. I would not be continuing this book series. However, due to the fact that I now have the second book, I may as well read it and hope for the best. I have an tiny feeling that the second book may be better as previous reviews do all point towards it being the peak of the storyline. Now that I know the base of the world and the style of writing, I think this book will run more smoothly. So finger’s crossed that I enjoy the second book more, and maybe warm up to Tamlin a little more too. Although he has a lot of making up to do in my eyes.

 

 

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