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

RELEASE DATE: May 5th 2015
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
GENRE:New-Adult, Fantasy, Fae, Fairy-tales, Romance.
Bloomsbury Children’s
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.
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I’m so glad to finally review this fantastic epic retelling of Beauty and the beast. Beauty and the beast is my favorite fairy tale and will always be close to my heart. I already love  Sarah J.Mass throne of glass series and when I heard that she was going to retell the tale of Beauty & the Beast with the mix of fae, I just couldn’t control myself and went crazy with anticipation for the release of the book and now after finally reading it I don’t know how to express my feelings but I can say one thing for sure that it’s the best retelling from all the books I’ve read before. Oh and the cover*drooling* I just love it! It’s gorgeous and eye-catching and I’ll never get sick or tired of staring at it forever.


This book got a fantastic world building with amazing characters who  had their own personalities that made them unique. I have never been as satisfied with a fairy tale retelling as I am with ACOTAR. The characters are witty and fresh, with a  love story that has it all: a swoon-worthy  prince like fae  with charming personality, adventure, action, great chemistry–a true fairy tale romance.Even though it’s essentially a retelling, the originality in this novel is outstanding and now it is officially entered  into my top favorite list.

The world that the author created named  prynthia is divided into mortal realms and fae realms consisting  of seven courts ruled by the seven high fae and also the mysterious island named Hybern which is ruled by a king who isn’t revealed yet. Due to a treaty  between the fae and the humans, the fae resides in the north side leaving the humans to the south and  the humans would never dare to enter the fae lands. In this plot we only come to know more about spring court and also little bit about night court and I’d really like to know more about the other fae courts and I’m also curious about the  hybern island.

Both Feyre and celaena(from Throne Of Glass series) have unique personalities but I must agree that they are both kickass characters in their own way.Feyre is a well built character who’s got so much sass, witty , courage and love for her family, and she will go to any length to ensure the safety of her family and also for the people she loves. Even though she is the youngest of the three daughters she is the strongest and toughest of them all. At start I felt sad for her situation and I’m quite angered with her family especially her eldest sister Nesta who didn’t give her the attention she deserved.To save her family from starvation and death she always goes alone into the forest to hunt for the food even knowing the risks of going too far will get her closer to the faerie lands.Unfortunately, her fate is permanently  sealed after she kills a wolf who she assumed is a normal wolf which is in fact a fae creature who belongs to the spring court and now she must pay for the life she has stolen.

Well coming to Tamlin our very own beast in this plot who is a high fae and also the one who rules the spring court and he has a regal and charming personality that will definitely captivate the readers. The plot also got great supporting characters especially Lucien and Rhysand and trust me you’ll never get enough of them. Rhysand is a character who is kinda like  Damon from VD and even though he is a jerk I totally love him and Tamlin the same because I’ve always had a thing for sinful bad guys.

The romance in this plot is of top notch and the steamy scenes in it aren’t suitable for young readers and I think this book comes more under mature YA  and New-Adult genre.There isn’t any triangle yet in this plot but their is a possibility of it in the sequel and I’m very excited to know how it turns out in the next installment.

And I also liked how the author set up the whole plot with her creative and mesmerizing writing style.It is a beautiful plot with a mix of adventure, action, fantasy,mystery and romance that would surely make you  ask for more.This book is a total perfection with great world building with dynamic characters and a perfect narrative style.After how the book ended I think it’s sequel would be a blast and it’s a torture that we would have to wait a year for the release of the sequel.Finally, I would highly recommend this book to everyone and you won’t regret reading it.And to the one who is reading this review did you read this book yet, if not

MY RATING:4-stars14-stars14-stars14-stars14-stars1

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Happy Reading! 🙂


20 thoughts on “A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Dani W June 29, 2015 / 2:27 am

    I am in love with this book so much. Chapters 25 and 27 have been read many times over. I agree this book leaned towards NA with chapter 27 and the outfits Rhysand made Feyre wear.

    And the end!!! How will I survive until May?! Why, Rhysand, why??????

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    • ravenblake99 June 29, 2015 / 2:40 am

      Me too loved this book very much and yeah it’s nearly killing me that we had to wait for nearly a year for the sequel to be released awww… not again. 🙂


  2. Alejandra June 29, 2015 / 3:01 am

    This book is flawless! I adooore it. It’s def my fave of the year so far. I’m glad you enjoyed it and yes the wait is killing mee! But at least Queen of Shadows is out in september so the wait won’t be as painful. Great review 😀

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    • ravenblake99 June 29, 2015 / 3:12 am

      Thank you Alejandra! yeah I agree it is a unforgettable beautiful tale and also I’m not only waiting for the queen of shadows but also looking forward to the six of crows from Leigh bardugo which is also released on the same month yay! can’t wait to read them. 🙂

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      • Alejandra June 29, 2015 / 3:26 am

        Six of Crows! It is one of my most anticipated of the year, but I don’t know if I can read it without reading the Grisha Trilogy…

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      • ravenblake99 June 29, 2015 / 3:29 am

        It’s created in the same world but I don’t think they are both related.

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  3. ravenblake99 June 29, 2015 / 4:43 am

    It was great as expected from sarah and you must read her books ASAP. 🙂


  4. Analee @ Book Snacks June 29, 2015 / 5:39 am

    Great review, I’m so glad you enjoyed this!! Wasn’t it just amazing? I love Feylin, and Rhysand!! ❤ Such an intriguing character that I'm sure will capture my heart even more in the next book. XD

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    • ravenblake99 June 29, 2015 / 7:56 pm

      Thanks Analee! 🙂 Yeah it is an amazing book and I don’t know how sarah comes up with such intriguing plots, I hope she releases the sequel sooner than expected cause May 2016 is sooo far away and I can’t wait to meet Rhysand again. ❤

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      • Analee @ Book Snacks June 29, 2015 / 8:56 pm

        Ha ha I know right? What with Throne of Glass and now A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah has quite the creative mind! 🙂 I really hope so too, I don’t think I’ll be able to survive that long!! XD And Rhysand!! Need more of him, pronto!

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  5. airareads June 29, 2015 / 11:56 am

    I loved this book! I still can’t stop thinking about it. Great review!

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    • ravenblake99 June 29, 2015 / 8:00 pm

      Me too! I’m already missing this book and the characters especially Rhysand. <3.


  6. Josephine June 29, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    I completely agree with everything you said about this book! I’m so curious to see more of Hybern and the other courts. I wish the second book would be out already!
    Great review! xoxo

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    • ravenblake99 June 29, 2015 / 8:12 pm

      Thanks Josie! The thing I hate the most is the waiting for the next book to be released.I think the main villain of the story is the king of Hybern and I also want to explore more of the world of prynthia. with how the book ended the story got more interesting and I’m so excited to know what’s gonna happen next. 🙂

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