A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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I’m going to keep my review pretty short on this one because I know there are a lot of fans of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. This is more of a “it’s not you, it’s me”. This book just wasn’t for me.

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. 

Reasons I didn’t like the novel:

  1. I didn’t love the writing style, some parts just went on and on.
  2. I never felt connected to the characters. Feyre reminded me of Katniss from the Hunger Games, but I didn’t feel much sympathy for her, partly because of reason #3.
  3. The plot was unbelievable. I felt that everything was too easy for Feyre and nothing went wrong.

2 calculators out of a potential 5. Disappointed that I didn’t enjoy the novel.


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7 thoughts on “A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Even though I enjoyed this book, I agree with a lot of the points you make! Everything is way too easy for Feyre, and I do think that makes it difficult to root for her in this installment.

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  2. The second book is better, but what’s weird is my reading taste has change so much since I read these I’m not sure I would like them now?
    I was never overly crazy about fantasy, but I read very little now that’s for sure!


  3. I’ve actually heard so much good about this book (and I plan on reading it … eventually), so I’m actually kind of glad to see a dissenting point of view. I always appreciate reading both sides, if that makes sense.

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