The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas.When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.At least, he’s not a beast all the time.As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin―and his world―forever.From bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a seductive, breathtaking book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into an unforgettable read.
Sarah J. Maas
June 2, 2020
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“Simply dazzles.” – starred review, Booklist on A Court of Thorns and Roses“Passionate, violent, sexy and daring…. A true page-turner.” – USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES“Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed!” – Huffington Post on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES“Vicious and intoxicating…. A dazzling world, complex characters and sizzling romance.” – Top Pick, RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES“A sexy, action-packed fairytale.” – Bustle on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES“Fiercely romantic, irresistibly sexy and hypnotically magical. A veritable feast for the senses.” – USA Today on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY“Hits the spot for fans of dark, lush, sexy fantasy.” – Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY“An immersive, satisfying read.” – Publishers Weekly on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY“Darkly sexy and thrilling.” – Bustle on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY“Fast-paced and explosively action-packed.” – Booklist on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN“The plot manages to seduce you with its alluring characters, irresistible world and never-ending action, leaving you craving more.” – RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN About the Author Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass, Court of Thorns and Roses, and Crescent City series. Her books have sold millions of copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. Sarah lives with her husband, son, and dog. sarahjmaas.comfacebook.com/theworldofsarahjmaasinstagram.com/therealsjmaas <div id="
So here I sit, having gone through the OMG ACOTAR SERIES IS AMAZING phase, and out the other end, I can sit back and think “What the actual hell?”I’m a HUGE Maas fan, so when I found out she was writing another series, I had to have it. For the first time in a long time, my library actually got the book within a month of its release, so I checked out ACOTAR and read it in a single day. I loved it.Books two came out, and while I was super disappointed in the pointless sex thrown in every so often and whole chapters dedicated to this nonsense, I continued reading because the story was compelling enough. And then ACOWAR emerged, and everything changed.This was a series I read numerous times before ACOWAR came out, and I saw things that genuinely bothered me, but I ignored them (I don’t even know why) until I just couldn’t stand it anymore.ACOTAR is nothing more than erotica. I feel like the series as a whole started out with plans of being some sort of “story” porn that has a kick-ass plot with “hot” scenes thrown in for whatever reason, and then it got to ACOWAR and decided it wanted to be The Bachelor or a soap opera instead.The relationship between Tamlin and Feyre GREATLY disturbs me. She’s taking care of her family and he swoops in after she accidentally kills a fae (who was disguised as a wolf int he woods where hunters hunt…) and takes her away, claiming she’s going to be in trouble and damned and blah blah. No, she’s pampered and given servants and pretty clothes and good food. Tamlin dresses her up like a doll and makes snide remarks when she falls short of his goals (fae goals, mind you).Feyre is a HUMAN. Tamlin is fae. He acts like her humanity is a curse or something to hold against her, and he constantly makes remarks about how she’s too fragile, too uneducated, too plain, etc. Instead of “fixing” these issues, Tamlin does nothing other than tell her what to do and not do.He sexually assaults her after Calanmai, and in the book Feyre shows how much she does not want his advances, and he shoves her against the wall and BITES her, then tells her not to ever go against him again. How is this OK? If my husband ever did this to me, I’d kick him in the crotch and leave. This is not OK. This is not a relationship. This is abuse, which is why it disgusts me that people go on and on about Tamlin.The fact that Feyre and Tamlin have sex at a later time after he did this makes it worse. why, Feyre, are you going to throw yourself at a man who A) Doesn’t care about you based off his degrading comments and B) threatens you. Not only that, he basically blames her for a near-rape experience when he literally did nothing to look out for her and/or stop the guys who were going to attack her?That being said, I have a lot of issues with Feyre. She gets off too easy on everything, and it’s like her brain is only wired to care if the dude is hot. You take care of your family, but then you walk into Tamlin’s embrace after the things he has said and done. I understand she has been abused by this, but at the same time, she could have said no. Death is a lot better than basically being a sex slave or punching bag to an immortal person determined to imprison you until you die.She’s never punished for killing a fae. Lucien and Tamlin tell her about magical creatures that could give her what she wants, and the next day she walks out and finds them…the elusive creatures…that are hard for fae to find?Lucien is about the only well developed character, and he’s too sexualized sometimes for me to take me seriously. If you keep pointing out the abs, tanned skin, or whatever on the dude, you’re turning them into a slab of meat. All of the males, and truthfully the females as well, in ACOTAR are “perfect” in the idea of what today’s society thinks is beauty, sexy, and amazing at everything. This is sexist on every account. Your characters become nothing more than fantasies–which is why I say this is nothing more than porn/erotica.Sure, you can get some great messages out of this series, but is it worth all of the dung in the way? Specifically with the later books, there’s too much sex at some points for it to even be OK. Please, go try to have sex that many times or for days on end and tell me how that is. if you can do that, I’m sorry, but you’re either a whore or you’re just kinda crazy, because that’s too much.Why I ever read this book and like it, I truthfully don’t know, but I’m done with this series. I’m done with this fandom, and I’m fed up with seeing people “swoon” or make comments or even draw/like at that nude art about LITERARY CHARACTERS. Guys, seriously? This is not a book for young girls, but when I went to the first (and last) Maas event, most of the audience there were between the ages of 14-20 (predominately 15-17 years of age) and SCREAMED when Maas was mentioning SEX SCENES. I’m not going to continue to support a series that is encouraging young teens and young women to have unrealistic ideas of men as well as sexual fantasies, especially the married women who I’ve seen act this same way. if I were your husband, I wouldn’t be able to deal with that. I wouldn’t want those books in my house.About the only good thing I have to say for ACOTAR was that there actually was a plot in this book, and it was good, if insanely slow to get rolling, and the amount of sex was fairly minimal.
I hate rating books this poorly, seeing how difficult it is to write one at all (let alone a good one).But that said, I have to. I didn’t care at all for the main character, Feyre. She wasn’t just clueless, she was downright unintelligent. She knows nothing about faeries or their powers at all, and yet consistently ignores everything everyone tries to tell her about them. The only way she got through the book and made it to the end is because she was constantly being rescued. Otherwise she would’ve died as soon as the first little mishap on Tamlin’s lands took place. But seeing as how she’s constantly rewarded for her follies, she just keeps doing the same thing again and again.This part actually made me laugh – when she makes it to the court Under the Mountain (in spite of everything and everyone) and is standing in front of Amarantha, after being warned ferociously about her again and again:“And as I stared into her black eyes, I realized I was going to die.” Wow, really? She literally just figured that out? I highlighted that place in the book and am just amazed by it.Another example of her unintelligence is when Amarantha tells her the riddle. Coming in to this book fresh, with no prior knowledge about the plot at all, I guessed the answer to the riddle when I first read it. But Feyre, claiming to love Tamlin oh so deeply (which by the way she discards him in the second book, I see), does not guess it until conveniently at the very end for some reason, after she’s gone through all the trials. Also I really fail to see why Amarantha decides to hinge everything on whether or not Feyre could figure out a riddle. Anyone with a shred more intelligence than Feyre would’ve guessed it instantly and Amarantha would have been defeated.The only reason I finished the book is because I like to finish what I start and it was a mildly interesting plot aside from the main character. I cannot recommend this book at all personally. But I know there are lots of other people who like it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Really, really, really, really terrible writing. You know how in filmmaking, you have text and then you have texture, and the two together is what makes a really great movie? Well those categories apply well to storytelling as well, and this book is all text. I could see how these books’ basic building blocks could make for a compelling story. Unfortunately, the execution falls completely flat. The texture is completely nonexistent. If you appreciate good writing at all, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. It is shocking to me that so many people like these books so much. Seriousl,y do yourself a favor: if you like good books, don’t read this one. However, if you like sex scenes interspersed among a poorly told story, by all means go right ahead, you will love this.
I usually love YA Fiction, but this hot mess of a series is dismal. The actual writing is so bad I often had to turn back to figure out who was doing the talking or who was being referred to. The incomplete sentences, botched tenses and pronouns were very distracting. Apparently the designation “immortal” only applies until the character dies and “magic” is only part-time. The cast of characters is huge, many with similar, non-gendered names. Apparently new “powers” occurred to the author as she was writing books two and three; new powers pop up on established characters as the series progresses. And then there are the random sex scenes which are clumsy at best and certainly inappropriate for YA fiction. Like watching an accident, I couldn’t turn away; I actually read the first three in the series. It hurts my heart that writing this bad can receive such rave reviews and have such a huge following. I’m done slumming…going back to real literature.
Com certeza o livro mais bonito da minha estante! O primeiro livro da trilogia não é o melhor nem de longe, mas quem é fã da Sarah e da trilogia precisa dele! Lindo demais, estou apaixonada!
So I finally finished a Sarah J. Maas book! It’s been a long time coming, but of course I was going to end up reading this one – a combined re-imagining of ‘Beauty & The Beast’ and the lesser known Scottish folk tale ‘Tam Lin’. It took me a lot longer to get through this one than I would have liked, mostly because despite the fact that I did like it, I couldn’t quite bring myself to fall in love.As far as MCs go, Feyre was pretty good. She was tough and realistic, though at times her tendency to inner ramble wore on me. Tamlin, her love interest, I quite liked at first but as the book progressed I realised that not only did I begin to question a few of his motives as more of his past was revealed, I found him a bit too dull: especially in comparison to characters filled with personality such as Rhysand and Lucien. It will be interesting to see how they and Nesta (who I think has SO much potential) develop in Book Two, as well as whether I continue to like Tamlin as the object of Feyre’s affections. I feel like Maas might be trying to sneak in a Hades & Persephone style story-line in the future and I have to say if I’m right then it’s ramped up my excitement for ‘A Court Of Mist & Fury’ tenfold! The world-building is nicely introduced though I still felt it skimped on some of the details, choosing to take more of an info-dumping approach later on via Alis rather than using more of that time that Feyre spends prancing and painting around the Spring Court.The thing is, I DO really want to know what happens next but I can’t bring myself to lie and say that this book gave me that blown away feeling. It’s a really good story on creatures that are rarely focused on: the Fae. But I never felt truly gripped by the plot (the pacing was a little hot and cold) and can’t help but feel like I wanted more from a book that set the Blogging world on fire that was written by a widely loved Author in the YA Fantasy community.
Vorbemerkung: ich habe das Buch nur zu etwa 75% gelesen, was bei mir nicht häufig vorkommt. Zu den Gründen komme ich gleich.Erstmal zu den guten Seiten des Buches: Der Schreibstil ist flüssig und spannend, es passiert einfach eine Menge und die Autorin muss eine blühende Fantasie haben um die Orte und Kreaturen so lebendig zu beschreiben.Die Nebencharaktere scheinen teilweise etwas flach und stereotyp. Es gibt den wortkargen Helden, der große Verantwortung trägt aber natürlich trotzdem immer zur Stelle ist, wenn die damsel in distress mal wieder gerettet werden muss. Der Sidekick mit tragischer Backstory und die loyale Dienerin. Ich will nicht unfair sein, vielleicht gewinnen diese Charaktere in den letzten 25% des Buches, oder auch im Rest der Reihe, an Tiefe. Also werte ich das mal neutral.Doch jetzt kommt das Problem: Die Ich-Erzählerin, mit der man sich als Lesy offensichtlich identifizieren soll, ist so strunzendumm, dass es körperlich wehtut. Deswegen konnte ich das Buch nicht zu Ende lesen; ich stehe nicht auf Schmerzen.Feyre stellt nichts in Frage was ihr passiert und stürzt sich in jede Gefahr, als wäre sie unsterblich. Damit komme ich klar, und das Verhalten wird im Laufe des Buches auch noch mit irgendwelchen juvenilen Gefühlen erklärt. Ich kann auch noch akzeptieren, dass ein Mensch, der ein Leben lang vor der Hinterhältigkeit der Fae gewarnt wurde, mit der bösen Feenkönigin einen Handel abschließt ohne auch nur die Wortwahl in Frage zu stellen. Schließlich befindet sich Feyre in einer enormen Stresssituation und Liebe mach bekanntlich blind, etc. Aber dann gibt ihr besagte Feenkönigin ein Rätsel auf, dass eine extrem offensichtliche Lösung hat, wenn man den Hintergrund der Rätselstellerin bedenkt: Liebe. Ich gehe davon aus, dass das die falsche Lösung ist, und sich das auch im weiteren Verlauf der Geschichte herausstellt. Die Alternative wäre einfach zu armselig. Jeder Protagonist mit nur einem halben Gehirn hätte sich also gefragt, ob das die Lösung sein könnte, um es dann als zu offensichtlich zu verwerfen. Doch Feyre hat ganz genau KEINE Idee, was des Rätsels Lösung sein könnte. In ihrem Kopf herrscht absolute Leere, wie schon in den ersten 75% des Buches. Argh. Es tut schon wieder weh, wenn ich nur daran denke, also höre ich an dieser Stelle lieber auf.
So, where do I begin?This book has such a following its hard to really say anything that hasn’t already been said but I shall do my best.The story starts off with a ‘Beauty and The Beast’ vibe that mingles with a Hunger Games-y, Cinderella-esque type main character and a super mysterious plot. However, it quickly develops into much more than that as we gradually discover more and more about the Faerie world and the creatures who inhabit it.Something I liked about the plot (and something that seems to be a trend among YA fiction at the moment – see Caraval) was the way Mass played with the idea of truth. A Court of Thorns and Roses invites the reader to question a great deal of what we read on the page, making it both more unpredictable and more magical. In terms of ‘overall outcome’ the plot was fairly typical but this didn’t really take away from the story. The only part I found a little disappointing was the way the key romantic relationship shifts after about half-way through. I think I’ve guessed events in the sequel purely because later descriptions of the couple seem to indicate that Maas is no longer invested in it – it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. (I hope it plays out in a particular way) I totally ship Rhys – I’m not even ashamed. He’s so much more interesting than Tamlin.I really enjoyed the way Maas made faeries so acutely unlike traditional ‘fairy’ images. The raw, animal nature of the Fae characters was fun to read and I liked the little canine and feline behavioural traits she used. Feyre’s character is still kind of growing on me though – I was disappointed that she was given quite so much help by male characters in later chapters, it really took away from the gender tropes the opening chapters challenged. The weak father and strong daughter juxtaposition paired with the female Mercenary was a good opener and I’d definitely like to read more about the briefly introduced mercenary.Nesta, I think, actually proved to be one of the most intriguing characters and I’d really like to read more about her too. Don’t get me wrong, the faeries are cool and all, I just feel like her character was compelling and utterly human – and, really, there’s some magic in that too. She pulls a full 360 and goes from evil step-sister to loyal protector, a character arc I just really felt was worth mentioning. She’s so magically human that she defies magic, I hope Maas does something cool with her character.“I’d never heard of a glamour not working. But Nesta’s mind was so entirely her own; she had put up such strong walls—of steel and iron and ash wood—that even a High Lord’s magic couldn’t pierce them.”Another thing that disappointed me about this read, and perhaps the reason it doesn’t quite make it to four stars, was that I felt quite disconnected from the characters I was reading about. There are real gruesome and emotional events going on in this novel but few made my heart race and I didn’t cry – not even once. I’m not saying crying makes a book good but sad things did happen, it would’ve been a better book had I felt that in the writing. I really want to love this series and I’m hoping the second book lets me do that by just harnessing a little more emotion and tension.In summary, this was an interesting story and kept me reading till the last page. Despite all the little niggles, I really did enjoy it and I’ll definitely be picking up the sequel with high hopes.
I have really mixed feelings about this book. OK, so it took me a long time to get through it. I devoured three other books while I kept putting this down and picking it up again.I think I found Fayre, the main character, a little hard to relate to or feel anything for. I didn’t particularly like her, but there were other characters that I did like, such as Lucien, Rhysand and Nesta. Feyre likes to paint and I think this is where the empathy is supposed to come through – oh, look, she paints, so she has got a heart, but it didn’t quite hit the mark.This is at the older end of young adult with some very raunchy scenes. I didn’t mind them but it’s something to keep in mind.The writing style was stilted at times and her overuse of repetition can become distracting, pulling you out of the story rather than enhancing it. Some descriptions were just strange but then others were beautiful.It was a bit of a slow start. Towards the end I was thinking oh god, there’s still 20% left, but as it turned out that was the section I enjoyed most. This pulled it from being 2.5 stars to 3.I can see why this is such a huge hit. I have the second and third book on my kindle but I’m not sure when the mood will take me to pick them up. I’m certainly not rushing for them, but maybe they’ll keep calling out to me to be read, just like this one did.
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