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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Updated: Jul 12, 2021

Rating - ⭐⭐⭐1/2

"Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever."


A Court of Thorns and Roses is a YA fantasy novel by Sarah J. Maas and it the first installment in the series by the same name.

This is the only SJM book I rated below a 4.5 star... I just felt like for a vast majority of the book nothing much really happened. All we got is Feyre and Tamlin and their developing romance, none of which I enjoyed reading about. Feyre and Tamlin by themselves were bad enough but together they were even worse. Feyre wasn't the smartest person ever because she would throw herself straight into dangerous situations, and Tamlin was just straight up controlling. Put those factors together and we have a dubious romance.

Rhysand's small cameos were the saving grace of this book because everything else wasn't great (but wasn't horrible).

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