Feyre is immortal.
After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people - nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.
As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand's dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.
She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.
I really loved this book. Especially the last 3/4 of the book. For me that's when the story really started. I feel like the first book was a set up, it painted a picture of the world were in. I just loved Rhysand and his court. How well did his character develop. I also loved the change we see in Fyre.
What is this book about
This book starts right of where the last one ended. Fyre saved everyone and she is getting accustomed to being immortal. She thought she would be happy now that she can start her live with Tamlin. Only she isn't, she feels trapped and the horrors of her time under the mounting left serious scars. Not only that Tamlin isn't dealing well with the events that happened as well. He takes protecting to a whole new level. He puts "protecting' her above everything else, above her own wants and needs.
And then there is Rhysand, the gorgeous high lord of the nightcourt. Fyre still made a bargain with him, one week per month for the rest of her live she has to spend with him. Fyre thought she new Rhysand. She expected the cunning man she met under the mountain, but is there more to him than meets the eye? Fyre thought that Tamlin was her forever, but is that still true? Will she be able to live, trapped in a pretty tower only to be admired, a trophy or will she grow and be as fierce as she can be and be free.
What did I love
Rhysand, I just love Rhysand. There is so much more to him than expected in Thorns of Roses. We really get to know him. I also loved how Fyre changed in this book. She really grew and got to know herself. She grew more confident to stand up for what she wants. She learned what and who was good for her and who and what isn't. She really tried to heal her broken mind and heart with the help and support of Rhysand and his court.
That ending made me crave the next book. It wasn't as heartbreaking as Empire of Storms though but it left me wanting. I just need to know what happens next.