A Court of Thorns and Roses Series (Books #1-3)
Sarah J. Maas
Discover the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. 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 over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin–and his world–forever.
A Court of Thorns and Roses
A Court of Mist and Fury
A Court of Wings and Ruin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A Court of Thorns and Roses is a trilogy set in the Fae world of Prythian. I’ll review all three together and I’ll really try not to give spoilers!
*Feyre Archeron: a human who kills a Fae and ends up embroiled in the fantastical world of Prythian for punishment
*Tamlin: High Lord of the Summer Court. He captures Feyre and imprisons her for the death of his friend
*Rhysand: High Lord of the Night Court. He helps Feyre escape Under the Mountain, strongest and most feared High Lord
*Lucian: best buddies with Tamlin but hails from the Autumn court
*Amarantha: Evil Queen who’s “stolen” all of Prythian from the High Lords
*Elain and Nesta: Feyre’s sisters, also human
*Cassian & Azriel: soldiers for Rhysand
*Morrigan: Rhysand’s cousin, High Fae and third in command
*Amren: unknown origins (a fallen angel maybe?), extremely powerful, Rhysand’s second in command
*King of Hybern: Amarantha’s “boss,” wages a war to overthrow the High Lords and take over the mortal lands
*Mortal Lands: protected from the Fae by a magical wall
*Spring Court: High Lord Tamlin
*Night Court (Broken into 2 courts: The Court of Dreams & The Court of Nightmares): High Lord Rhysand
Here’s my impressions, my thoughts, my feelings, and some things you should know about the SERIES:
– this is kind of a love triangle? There’s a relationship between Tamlin, Freye and Rhysand but there’s no cheating!
– the world building is simply amazing! Sarah J. Maas created a fantastical universe of fairies with all kinds of seriously freaky creatures thrown in
– there’s so many twists and turns, the adventures never stop!
– the story is a mash up of several fairy tales: Beauty and the Beast, Hades and Persephone, Hansel and Gretel, all woven together in a warped but intriguing way
– the characters! There’s so many wonderful characters but I’ll go over just a few…
Freye: a human who becomes a powerful High Fae, she endures a huge transformation both physically and emotionally, she grows into an amazingly beautiful, strong woman right before you, page by page. There’s a lot of side characters that we meet, many of them that I adored but make no mistake, Feyre Archeron is the STAR of this tale!
Tamlin: well, I liked him in Book 1. Freye and Tamlin made a cute couple but there are subtle warning signs in the book that make you wonder if they should really be together. His true self is revealed in Book 2 and at times, I felt sorry for the dude but it’s clear that he has issues!
Rhysand: SIGH…I’m a sucker for tall, dark and handsome and Rhys definitely fits that! Sometimes, things just aren’t what they seem and you gotta look beyond the obvious to find a true heart of gold! For me, Rhys is the ANTI-HERO OF THE YEAR!
Overall, I ended up with a big book hangover but it was sooo worth it! I wanted to crawl into the pages and live in Prythian! I’m extremely grateful for my fellow bloggers who encouraged me to read this series. Told mostly from Freye’s POV with a happy ever after. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).
Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.
ICYMI: I loved this series! 😉 Have a fantastic day y’all!💜