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A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

The Children’s Book Review | December 29, 2016

a-court-of-thorns-and-rosesA Court of Thorns and Roses

Written by Sarah J. Maas

Age Range: 14 and up

Hardback Book: 448 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury

ISBN: 9781619635180

What to expect: Fantasy, Magic, the Fae, Romance, Adventure

Feyre is a huntress in the wild woods, bringing home whatever she can to keep her family fed and off of death’s doorstep. Her mother is gone, her father is incapable, and her sisters are next to useless. So when she sees a majestic, over-large wolf roaming the forest, she kills it and sells it for a good price.

Only, the wolf was not just a wolf. An enormous beast comes to her door demanding to know who killed one of his brothers. The wolf was not just a wolf, but one of the mystical fae who rule the lands from afar. He takes Feyre as prisoner and brings her back to his estate in the land of the fae. At first she is terrified and spitting mad. After all, who will feed her family? How will they take care of themselves without her there to protect her? But as time wears on, and the enchantments of the beautiful estate and easy life wear on her, Feyre relaxes. The beast who took her as payment is not such a beast, but a devastatingly handsome and completely deadly faerie named Tamlin. The sensual tension grows between them, steering Feyre away from her plans to escape.

A blight is taking over the faerie country, taking away magic and letting loose evil monsters that will eventually storm through the walls and go on to the human lands where Feyre’s family and friends are still live. A riveting turn of events thrusts Feyre into a dangerous situation between Tamlin, an evil Queen, and saving her family from the monsters.

Maas is a masterful story teller. If it wasn’t enough that she was already the author of the best-selling THRONE OF GLASS series, this would surely put her on top. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES is exciting, action-packed and full of sensual tension. This book is steamy!

Feyre is feisty and a heroine we can root for, and her complicated relationship with Tamlin and the other fae gives the story more to sink your teeth in to. Her writing is fantastic, fully engrossing you in the gorgeous setting and pulse-pounding drama building around our heroine. The characters are overall exciting, nuanced, and charismatic. Throw in a nasty villainess and creepy monsters and you’ve got a great new series for fans of fantasy, romance and anything faerie. Highly recommended.

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About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and Queen of Shadows, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books like A Court of Thorns and Roses by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with , and .

Denise Mealy is a former web content provider who stays at home to change diapers and write books. Her days are filled with Word documents, books and sloppy kisses (from dogs and baby alike). She likes to read, cook, dance, travel and forward pictures of spam sculptures to friends. If she could have dinner with any author, dead or alive, it would be a toss up between J.K. Rowling and Jane Austen. They would probably eat pasta. Yes, definitely pasta. For more information, visit: www.dccmealy.com You can also find her on Twitter: @dccmealy

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