On an ordinary day, Feyre steps into the forest to hunt, unaware that her kill will begin a chain of events drastically changing her life and the lives of others. Bound by a treaty between Mortals and Fae, Feyre is forced to leave her family and her vow behind, travelling with the Highlord, Tamlin into Pyrthian and the home of the Fae.
I absolutely loved this book. The author Sarah J. Mass not only created an amazing modern rendition of my favourite fairytale, the Beauty and the Beast, but her extremely well developed characters and writing style kept me gripped to this book right to the last page. One of the things that I look for in a fantasy book is for the words to lift from the pages they were written on and create the world they are trying to depict; and Mass has definitely fulfilled this through the fantastical creatures and beautiful descriptions of this new world.
A Court of Thorns and Roses is a difficult book to review without giving anything away, which is why I am going to delve no further into the actual story and rather discuss the main protagonist, Feyre.
Feyre is one of the strongest female characters that I have ever encountered within the fantasy genre. She is stubborn, fierce, kind and witty, yet throughout the book you will see her frightened and watch her stumble and question her self-worth. It is this particular character that I truly applaud Mass for creating. She is a character to whom it is easy to relate and identify with, since her responsibilities as the sole bread winner for her family have caused her to forget her own well-being, her own happiness and her own freedom.
- More detail about the different courts and their abilities.
- There have been slight hints with regards to a future love triangle and I really hope that this is not the case (love triangles are so passé).
Keep May 3rd 2016 in your planners. There’s about a billion and one questions that Mass needs to answer in the sequel. I am so excited to find out how this story turns out.