Saturday, January 28, 2017

Review "A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas"

A Court of Thorns and Roses ( A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
Feyre is a huntress.

She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price...

Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy's kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor's body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked - but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre's feeling for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she's been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows.

Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.

I was debating if I should start this series or tackle my tbr pile for Apollycon. Well obviously I chose reading this series and I loved it. It is totally different from Throne of Glass but I loved in non the less. 

What is this book about. 
This book focuses on Feyre. She is a human huntress. Her family lives in poverty. She is the only one providing for her father, and two sisters. While hunting she killed a wolf, not knowing that the wolf was actually fae. And that by doing so she signed her own life away. 
A great warrior shapeshifting fae came to claim her in the middle of the night. She has two choices die or come and live with him for the rest of her live. 
This is the beginning of Feyre's journey.  As she's getting accustomed to living with immortal fae, she learns that there is a sickness claiming the land. And as it turns out she might be the one to save all of Prythian. Will Feyre figure out the game the high lords are playing and will she be able to win and save them all? Or will she break during the process....

What did I love about this book
I loved the building of this world. I really liked Feyre's  journey. I do feel like the first part of the book was a bit slow but I understand why it was necessary. Sarah does a good job of building a world, giving enough details that it paints the picture without is being to dragged out. The phase of the book really changed during the last part of the book. It's when all the action happened. 
I find it hard to write a review because I feel different about this book than I did when I first finished it. The next book changed how I feel about this one. I still love it don't get me wrong but I look at the characters differently now. 

A Court of Mist and Fury ( A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)
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.

"To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys" "To the stars who listen- and the dream that are answered"

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.

Cassius, Rhysand & Azriel

Amren and Mor


Art (Note: I don't own any of these pictures, nor did I make the artwork.)

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