A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

(A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin)

Rating: (5 / 5)

Genre: YA Fantasy

Content: Faeries, Magic, Civil War

Favorite of the series: A Court of Mist & Fury

Synopsis: Feyre Archeron grew up in a world where humans feared faeries. They are cruel and will capture any humans they catch beyond the wall. When she kills a wolf in the forest, a faery comes to take her away to the Spring Court. A life for a life. For the wolf she kills, was not a wolf at all. After being taken away from her family, she becomes integrated into a war she did not even know existed. She also discovers that what she thought about faeries may not be true at all…

I can’t say enough good things about this series! It was one of those times I just couldn’t put my book down. I’m pretty sure I went through them in 2 weeks (part of this time was waiting for Amazon to deliver the next books). So, let’s jump right in.

Feyre, oh how I love her. Our main character really made this series something special. She loves so fiercely, and this love fuels her bravery throughout the books. Sarah J Maas does a fabulous job of developing this character and she goes through so much growth throughout the books. I really appreciated seeing her changes, whether it be her outlook on certain things/situations, or her personality traits. In fact, the author does great character development with all her key characters which I really enjoyed. I felt like I got to know them all. The author not only describes them physically so well that I really got a picture of them in my head, but she develops such complex personalities and story lines for them. Fun fact: my second favorite female character in this book is Feryre’s sister, Nesta.

Another aspect I really enjoyed in this series is her plot in all 3 books. They’re separate but all tie together which I always love. It keeps your interest but still relates to each other and is all relevant to the ending. One of my favorite plot pieces is surprisingly, the romance. Usually I don’t focus on the romance of a book series but this one really gave me all the feels. I can’t go too much into it since I don’t want any spoilers in here, but I assure you, you will be surprised and totally swept off your feet.

Sarah J Maas also does a great job creating her universe for this series (as I already knew since reading her TOG series before this). You get bits and pieces so it’s not overwhelming to follow, and it’s not so detailed that you get lost and lose sight of the actual plot of the novels. There’s the different courts that you learn about (summer, winter, spring, etc.) and I love how diverse they are. One thing I enjoy that may seem strange is the conflict between the different courts. There is a lot of open hostility, but it makes for an interesting dynamic.

Overall, this series made me cry, laugh, yell, and really held up through all three books. I felt every emotion imaginable and it’s been quite some time since I found a series that made me feel this passionately. I got so integrated and invested and it honestly surprised me. I highly recommend them to anyone, especially those who love a good faerie series.

WARNING: descriptive sexual content in series

 

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