Next Tuesday, A Court of Frost and Starlight is releasing, number 3.5 in the Court of Thornes and Roses series. So I thought in the lead-up, I will post my reviews of the previous books ( No spoilers!!)
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1
Genre: YA Fantasy, Fairytale retelling
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I was about a year late for the hype of this book. I read this book, the first time in January 2017, and it blew me away.
Firstly, the woman on the cover is wearing a very decorative feather outfit, and of course THAT tattoo (if you don’t know what I’m talking about -read it) IMHO, the cover is simple and tells you very little of the story until you have read it.
Prior to this, I hadn’t read any books with Faes in, and what the author calls Fae, I would think elves- like Lord of the Rings.
When you open the book, the first thing I notice is a Map of the magical realm called Prythian. It looks a little bit like The British Isles, with Hybern looking like Ireland. Prythian is broken up into courts, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, day and night courts, with a wall dividing them and the Mortal Realm.
The story begins with Feyre, a Human who kills a ‘Beast’ to ensure her family survive the winter. Her punishment lies on the other side of the Wall. She is brought to the Spring Court, by Tamlin- The High Lord.
Let me make this clear for you, girl: you can either come live at my home in Prythian- offer your life for the wolf’s in that way- or you can walk outside right now and be shredded to ribbons. Your choice. – Tamlin
Feyre is introduced to the cruel, but beautiful world of Prythain, with its strange dreamlike creatures, and curses. But can Beauty survive falling in love with the Beast?
“I love you,’ he whispered, and kissed my brow. ‘Thorns and all.”
Recommended to: Everyone!!!