Hello everyone! My name is Fantasy Angel (it's my blogger name, not real name) and I come from Avid Reader, a blog on books, their movies and writing in general. I am here on Melody Anne's lovely blog to give you guys a review of the book A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, one of my favorite authors.
Ok so the premise of the books is (based on Goodreads' description): "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 grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever."
Now this book is supposed to be sort of based off Beauty and the Beast but with quite an obvious twist (cough fairies cough) and I knew that before starting the book. For the first several chapters of the book though I couldn't figure it out because of the fairie twist. Now after maybe the first five to ten chapters, the similarities between ACOTAR and Beauty and the Beast became more and more clear but the book didn't seem like it was ripping off from BATB because there were bigger problems in the book and Maas played that off beautifully. Her writing and the plot are amazing (I also recommend her Throne of Glass series to read because that is blow away amazing as well). The way she incorporates action, romance, emotion etc with just 26 letters is absolutely phenomenal and she is definitely at the top of my favorite authors list.
Now as for the characters: I loved them all! Feyre, the main character, felt a bit Katniss like at times with her hunting and her sometimes "I volunteer for tribute!" attitude which I loved because it gave me more of a connection to her. I also loved how fierce she is without being emotionless and remote. Tamlin, Lucien and Aliss (the latter two are characters unmentioned in the synopsis) were also amazing! I loved reading about them and seeing everyone's chemistry and personality and the way they all just bounced off one another. It was truly wonderful character wise.
All in all, I definitely recommend this book to you because it is amazing. I loved it so much and if you are into Hunger Games, Beauty and the Beast and/or action and romance, you should definitely read this book. If you do or have read the book (or any of Maas' other books) comment below! If you haven't, tell me if you would read this book based on this review and/or anything else you've heard about the book or Sarah J Maas!
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