A Court of Thorns & Roses

Why I didn’t like “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas

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A Court of Thorns & Roses

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 over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin–and his world–forever.

Not so much

 She is the youngest and taking care of her family?? (we would all be in trouble if this were me)
 One of her sisters is hateful and both of them are selfish (she is much nicer to them than I would be)
 Once she is taken to the Fae side of the wall she is only told that her family is taken care of. (I saw no reason why more details couldn’t have been provided to ease her mind…)
 Bad faeries are cruel (this is kind of a “duh” reason but still this girl can’t catch a break!)
 She claims another faerie is the most beautiful she has ever seen (but what about her love that she risked it all for??)
 Hello, Stockholm Syndrome? Is it natural to be like “Oh he isn’t a beast after all?”… (but he is holding you captive… you know he isn’t telling you everything… but yes go off to save him so you can most likely die… good decision!)

It is only the first book in the series so maybe it will get better (IT DOES!!!)

I am a HUGE fan of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas but I still have to wait months for the next ToG book so the 3rd book in this series just came out a little bit ago and I decided to try it again. I’m still not in love with it but I liked it better. It has a Beauty and the Beast vibe (with a library!!!)

What I Liked:
• Faeries!
• It is a tale of survival
• Feyre is an admirable character who does what she has to for her family
• She is smart
• She risks it all for love

All that being said it is a sweet relationship that forms between her and Tamlin (awe floaty hearts and stuff!) and the world is well formed. The scenarios are intimidating but she goes after what she wants, thinks on her feet, and becomes a heroine worth reading about.

Have you read this book? What did you think? Comment, please!!

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    1. It had so much potential! The second one though is pretty awesome! I have been putting off finishing until I have the 3rd book but I love it! Thank you for commenting!

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