Monday, 24 August 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

16096824Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher:  Bloomsbury Children's
Publication Date: May 5th 2015
Source: ebook (purchased)
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Summary:
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Review:
In a world where faeries do exist and are immensely feared, the young huntress Feyre kills a beast-like wolf in the woods, while searching for food, in order to feed her family and a scary creature appears at her doorstep claiming her in trade of the life she took.
As the time goes by, Feyre discover that her captor isn't a beast but a cursed and very powerful faerie and as she discovers every inch of his estate she also learns about faeries and the problems they have to face.
A shadow is growing in Feyre's new world and she has to face secrets that the Fae hide, in order to save Tamlin, whom she starts developing feelings for and also his firends and people.
I really don't know how to start reviewing this book. Maybe I'll start by stating that this is an exceptional piece of work and that I loved evry single word written within it.
I was told this is a reteling of "The Beauty and the Beast" but my opinion differs, in my mind this is a whole new take on those two characthers. Belle has nothing to do with Feyre and Monster has nothing to do with Tamlin but you can see the basic lines of the story, the rest of the book is totally new!
How a person is capable of taking a faerie-tale and transform it in a whole new novel with a brand new plot and brand new characthers in a new world!
My mind isn't able to wrap itself around the "amazingness" of this story and I waite anxiously for the next installment of this series.
If you love thrilling and magical retakes on old stories you'll certainly love this book.
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12 comments:

  1. I've heard some serious praise about this book! I have yet to read it, but my copy should be coming soon. After reading your review, I honestly can't wait for it to come!

    ~Erika @ Books, Stars, Writing. And Everything In Between.

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    1. I'm glad you liked my review! I hope you enjoy this book just as much as I did!
      Love, Ana

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  2. I'm glad to hear you liked this book! It's one of my favorites! So amazing!!! Great review.


    Carrie @The Book Goddess

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  3. I'm so happy you loved this book, the world building was amazing and it was so hard not to become lost in it.
    I'm so excited for the ACOTAR 2 already and it's nowhere near close :(, at least I can re-read this again :D
    Great review.
    Cody @ Literary-ly Obsessed

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    1. I also found the world building soberb! I can't wai for book 2 and I hope to re-read it again but my TBR pile from Netgalley is huge!
      Love, Ana

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  4. People praise this book so much and I started reading it a few months back owing to all great reviews. But, I didn't quite like it and I found it over hyped. I left this book midway. But, I do want to give it a try again some time in future.
    Nice review by the way!

    Nita@ www.book-choose.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I found the first couple of pages a little hard to read but once I got rid of all my preconceptions I was able to really enjoy this book!
      I hope you give it another try and love it!´
      Love, Ana

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  5. I enjoyed this one as well (though probably not half as much as you did). I like her spin on Beauty and the Beast. :)

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    1. I'm a little obsessed with fairy-tale retellings so I was looking forward to reading this book and my excitement for it contributed very much for my very high degree of liking this book!
      Love, Ana

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  6. You have a very pretty blog! Great review, I keep hearing about this book! :)
    {New follower}

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliments and for following me!
      Love, Ana

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