A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genre: New Adult/Fantasy/Young Adult/Romance/Adult Fantasy
Page Length: 419 pages
I am late to the gate with this series. But after months of hearing people talk about Sarah J. Maas’ stories, I decided I needed to see what all the fuss was about.
I can tell you that I was enthralled from start to finish. A beauty and the beast twist that left me excited at every page turn. Maas created a vibrant and dark fantasy world that will keep you winded and ravenous, as you read with hunger to devour this story.
However, there is nothing about this series that is young adult. It is violent and sexual, and in the 90’s would have been considered adult epic fantasy. While I am no prude when it comes to the romance genre, I was a bit taken back by how sexually graphic this entire series is for the audience it is targeting.
Regardless, if you do not mind the hotness of the romances then I believe you will love this story. Maas is the queen of romantic build-up. You will not be disappointed.
You can find the book on Amazon in multiple formats.
Synopsis: 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.