Monday, May 8, 2017

Review (re-read): A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: April 3rd 2017
Finished the book: May 6th 2017
Pages: 421
Genres: Fantasy
Published: May 5th 2015
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.30
My score:

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.

My thoughts
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. Since the new book arrived in my mailbox last week and I really wanted to review the other two books, I decided to do a re-read. To quote myself in my last review, this book is:
Dazzling, emotional, gripping, intense, powerful, unique, astonishing, captivating, magnificent, fascinating, memorable, breath-taking, heart-breaking, spine-tingling and tear-jerking!

  • Worldbuilding: The worldbuilding in this book is so strong. Sarah J. Maas is using her first book as a really good set-up to explain the world Feyre is in and the creatures she is meeting. It's so fascinating, all the names and new species she can come up with and I SWEAR it just all makes sense...
  • Feyre: Feyre is my #1 heroine! She is fierce, loving and ready to give her all for the people she loves. I'm a very big Feyre-fan, she is all you want in a series like this.
  • Ending: It seems like a thing, to break my heart at the end of a book. I know how book 2 is going to end, and Sarah J. Maas is a BOSS in ending books with a big shock. I LOVED the ending. I cried so hard, even the second time, it was perfect, it was great and it makes you want MORE. I couldn't wait to read the second book after this first one.


I am such a huge ACOTAR fangirl. I LOVE the books. I really don't know what I'll do with my life once this series ends. Can't even think about it right now. I totally recommend this book to fantasy lovers. I know the books are kinda hyped right now, maybe? But I can't imagine anyone hating these books...
Who can hate a book when it leaves you like this:

Other opinions about this book
"A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious. Absolutely spellbinding."
- Alexandra Bracken, NYT Bestselling Author

"Readers will find the author's trademark blend of action, romance, and witty banter as well as a sexier edgier tone."
- School Library Journal

"Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed!"
- The Huffington Post

Memorable quotes from this book
"Do you lie awake at night to come up with all your witty replies for the following day?"

"A kiss for each day we'd spent apart, a kiss for every wound and terror, a kiss for the ink etched into my flesh, and for all the days we would be together after this. Days, perhaps, that I no longer deserved. But I gave myself again to that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn."

"Don't feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy."

What's your opinion about this series?!



  1. This series is on my Wishlist. I love good world-building.

  2. I LOVE THIS SERIES. I recently did the rereads too just for ACOWAR and now I'm sad and a little empty that they are done! Thank goodness for the companion series next year!

    Under the mountain was my favourite part of this book by far but I loved it all - the world building, the development, the growth. Such a fangirl for this series!

    1. I totally agree! I'm also re-reading for ACOWAR and loved the ending of this book!
      Going to read ACOMAF this month :)


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