This morning I finished reading my 29th book of the year, but I still remain stuck on 25 for the 2015 Reading Challenge. No matter.
Next week I’m meeting my newest favourite author, Sarah J Maas, on her UK tour of “A Court of Thorns and Roses”, dubbed ACOTAR, which I devoured. Yet again, I had to make up my own category, so I went with #54 A fairy-tale retelling.
My Goodreads Review
“‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ is the first novel in a new fantasy trilogy by ‘Throne of Glass’ author, Sarah J Maas. It is a fairy-tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with shape-shifting faerie lords, curses and trials. It follows Feyre, a human huntress and painter, who ruthlessly slays a faerie, and is taken from her homeland and family by Beast, Tamlin.
The novel follows Feyre’s experiences living with a High Fae in his Court, and her plans to flee, before she unexpectedly falls in love with her captor. It is leaning more towards the New Adult genre, as opposed to Young Adult, but the content wasn’t overly-mature.
The main characters (Feyre, Tamlin, Lucien, Rhysand, Amarantha and Alis) are well developed, and the novel flows well. It is not especially fast-paced, (with the exception of the last 100 pages) but I loved the build up, getting to know the world and the characters in such depth.
I can’t wait for the 2nd book!”
I absolutely loved the story and the world Sarah created – and this is the problem with being on top of series, I now have to wait a year for the second book! (Thankfully I’ve got a couple of the ‘Throne of Glass’ books to tide me over until ‘Queen of Shadows’ comes out in the autumn) – I just can’t get enough of Sarah’s writing!
#54 A fairy-tale retelling – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (8/10)
Twenty-five down, twenty-five to go. (Twenty-nine read)
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