A Court of Thorns and Roses

16096824Summary: 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 Reviesprecious 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.

Review: 2.5 stars

As for all books with a lot of hype, there is always a fear that they won’t live up to my expectations. Well, <u>A Court of Thorns and Roses</u> didn’t live up to my expectations at all. It was incredibly slow moving and the whole book really dragged for me. I was incredibly disappointed with this book. I nearly put it down so many times, but eventually I did finish it.

The thing is.. it isn’t necessarily bad. The plot just took a back seat to everything else. The romance, character development and world building were the primary focus. The character development was pretty good, but I don’t feel extremely attached to the characters. The world building on the other hand, was great. The descriptions are so vivid and fascinating. At times I was reminded of Holly Black, but honestly her books are way better, so this pales in comparison.

The plot moved really slow and didn’t become a focus until the end of the novel. The majority of the story felt like filler to develop the characters and the world. It was kind of a Beauty and the Beast retelling, but with faeries. I have heard that the next book is way better, but I don’t see myself returning to this world anytime soon.

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  1. I have the same opinions on this book. It was too slow and I found myself putting it down a lot. Took me a month to finish it, but I think I’ll still give the next books a chance. Might just settle for borrowing it from the library though.

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