Also in this series: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 5, 2015
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Fairy Tales
Reading Challenges: Romance-Opoly Reading Challenge 2019
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 has been a book recommended to me for quite a while and this book is what I chose for my Young Adult square for my Romanceopoly Reading Challenge, its considered to be YA, but I would say its a mix of YA and NA. Its closer to Adult romance than YA but its considered YA. So I have put it in both categories. I was really nervous to read this one to be honest, it is so hyped so I was expecting this book to blow me away and yeah it was a good story but it didn’t blow me away like I was expecting but still a solid story. But I did enjoy this book enough to request the second book from my local library. So hopefully I will get that one soon because I am very intrigued by Rhysand( I will tell you below why I like him and why his character fascinated me) I would recommend this book for those that read adult romance or older YA and NA romance.
A Court of Thorns and Roses begins with our heroine of the story, Feyre, who lives in the mortal realm, as she is human, with her father and two sisters. Feyre is the younger of the sisters but she is the leader. She takes care of her family, making sure to hunt for food and take control as her mother pleaded with her to do on her death bed. While out hunting for food she comes across a wolf and ends up killing him with her bow and arrow. But after returning home, with enough food to last her family for a few weeks, she is taken prisoner by a Fae, Tamlin, and takes her to the Spring Court. Feyre doesn’t trust the fae, and she certainly doesn’t trust Tamlin. At first things are tense between them, but there develops a friendship between Tamlin and Feyre as they begin to understand each other. But what develops as a friendship turns into something unexpected….a love affair. But there is a danger, and it will take everything that Feyre has to save Tamlin and the rest of the Fae courts from a woman who seeks power and control.
A Court of Thorns and Roses, is the first book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series. I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy this book, because I am not very impressed with hyped up books. I will say that even though this was a enjoyable read, it didn’t WOW me like I was expecting. The writing was good and I did like seeing the plot developments but the romance could have been done between between Tamlin and Feyre. There was some decent chemistry that comes into play, which did shock me the level of it considering that this book is sorted as a YA fantasy. However, I was really expecting more from this book. It didn’t engage me like I was thinking it would, I was into it but I could have easily put it down. I was intrigued by the story though and most especially about Rhysand. Now what I didn’t know is that Feyre and Rhysand end up together in the end. So I didn’t realize there was a love triangle in this series. Although you don’t really see much of that triangle in this book. The character Rhysand….was very interesting. He seems to come off as a villain, however, there is much more to him than meets the eye and we see that in the interactions we see with him and Feyre. There is much chemistry….yet although there are hints of something more that could happen between them. So I am very curious to see how their story develops here and what will happen between Feyre and Tamlin.
Overall I found A Court of Thorns and Roses to be a intriguing fantasy romance that delves into intense action, intrigue, and some sizzles that will work for most adult readers.