For a while, Ky has been begging me to read A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Finally, the wait was too much, and she bought it for me herself while we were brainstorming at the bookstore. (That was our first meeting regarding this blog, by the way.) But I didn’t start reading it until about a week ago. I finished reading it two days later. That book is now my favorite book in the world.
A Court of Thorns and Roses (or ACOTAR for short) follows Feyre (pronounced as Fey-ruh) through a troublesome time. At the beginning of the story, she kills a giant wolf with an ash arrow. The wolf is later revealed as a faerie when his friend crosses the wall separating faerie and mortal lands in order to either kill Feyre or bring her to his court, which she chose. From then on Feyre learns about the faeries and while trying to escape, she falls in love with Tamlin, the handsome faerie who is keeping her. She must break the curse among the Faerie lands by killing the mysterious Amarantha.
ACOTAR is a literary masterpiece. Usually, my logical brain is not a huge fan of fantasies. But this book stole my mortal heart. Instantaneously I fell in love with the characters, especially Lucien, whose fiery wit made me laugh out loud within five minutes of first reading his name. The characters are all believable and thoroughly described. I had to take mental notes throughout reading the book to improve my own writing skills.
Characters weren’t the only thing Sarah J. Maas described well; another aspect is imagery. I felt as though I was witnessing the book firsthand. The storytelling is marvelous. I was also impressed by the structure and vocabulary of the book—although not quite as impressed as I am with the rest of the story. But, it was still magnificent.
After I finished reading the first book, I begged my mother to let me buy the second on my kindle for $5.11. She allowed it, and now I am reading it nonstop. I had to peel my eyes away from the book just to write this review. I’m looking forward to reading more of Sarah J. Maas’s books, as I am to seeing pictures of her new baby!
All in all, this book was amazing. I’d recommend it to anyone who doesn’t mind a little intense romance. I rate it five out of five stars. I can’t wait to read more of Feyre’s sexy adventures.