Book Review: “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas

Book Summary

Feyre is a 19 year old huntress and the primary provider for her father and two older sisters. One day while hunting in the woods she kills a wolf, and not long after a large, terrifying creature arrives at her family’s home to bring Feyre back to a dangerous, magical land only known from legends. Soon, Feyre discovers that the beast who took her from her home, named Tamlin, is a faerie – one of the immortals who used to rule the world she lived in. But is he really a beast, and what does he want with Feyre?

My Thoughts

I’ll admit that I was skeptical about this book. Fantasy usually isn’t my go-to genre, plus this series is so popular right now and I didn’t know if the book would live up to the hype. I’m glad to say it did!

It took me a few chapters to get familiar with the world the story was set in, the characters’ unique names and the slightly old timey writing style but once I was, I couldn’t get enough. I really enjoyed the number of characters – like Feyre, Tamlin, Lucien and Rhysland – and the various events that made you love and root for different people.

The unique world that Maas created – and, let’s be honest, the steamy moments – led me to make a Target run half way through the book to get the other four books in the series, and I can’t wait to read the rest and see how Feyre’s story continues.

Most Memorable Moment

“Rhysland stared at me for long enough that I faced him. ‘Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.’”


  • Book: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Release date: May 2015
  • Genre: fantasy
  • Stars: 4.5/5
  • Burn speed: medium
  • Steam level: 3.5/5
  • Suspense level: medium
  • Conclusion: loved it

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