Friday, 14 October 2016

A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR #1) by: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Published: May 5, 2015 by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 416
Rating: 5/5 stars



When poor huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a dangerous beast demands to take her life to avenge it. She convinces the beast to take her to his home, in order to protect her struggling family. She soon finds out that the beast transforms into Tamlin, an immortal faerie that rules the world of Fae. Trapped inside his castle, Feyre starts developing feelings for Tamlin, but these feelings could threaten his world, and hers all at the same time.

I finally did it. I read the book that everyone and their cousins talks about. I didn't want to like this to be honest, because I have had bad experiences with SJM's other books, but I have to say that I was actually BLOWN AWAY by it and the premise. But, I ended up hating the sequel, so this is short lived.

I really loved the descriptiveness of this book! The setting felt like I was involved in it, and it all felt so magical and real. One thing that I applaud Maas on is her ability to pull you into the world she creates. It is a great feeling.

This book wasn't boring, wasn't heavy and not at all what I was expecting. I was fully engaged throughout the entire thing, which was incredibly surprising to me, and I kept wanting to read more and more. I was actually entertained by a fantasy book! Can you believe it?!

The one warning I will give you though, is that this book could be, well... raunchy at times. It's a very sexy book, and with that comes very detailed descriptions of sex. Some would say that these details put this book in the New Adult category as opposed to Young Adult. So just be wary, if that's not something that you're comfortable with, you might want to take that into consideration.

But overall, I loved this book! I loved how engaging it was, how entertaining, and how magical the world seemed to be. I can finally cross this book off my tbr list!

Have you read ACOTAR? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

13 comments:

  1. So glad you liked it! I haven't read it yet, but I'm hoping to soon :) I've heard very mixed things about it, so I'm eager to give it a try.

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    1. I hope you like it then! I think it's definitely worth a try :)

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  2. I still have yet to read a SJM book - maybe I will one of these days! :)

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    1. You have to and let me know what you think!

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  3. I love ACOTAR, I was hesitant to actually read it because of the hype but I was really glad when I did. It would have to be one of my favourite fantasy books.

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    1. That's great ! It's definitely a more unique fantasy :)

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  4. So glad you read this and liked it! Just wait until you read ACOMAF, even better!!! #TeamRhys

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    1. I did read ACOMAF and I have to say I didn't love it... Although I definitely prefer Rhys to Tamlin!

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  5. Wow I'm really happy you enjoyed this Emily! <3 I've been wanting to read ACOTAR since it was first released last year, but I never got the chance to. I think it was mostly because I was doubtful on whether or not I would enjoy the book though :( Until now, I'm still contemplating on reading it. One thing I love about this is that it's a retelling, and I LOVE retellings :) I'm really pleased to hear that you loved this! Thanks for sharing the review.

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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    1. Well I hope you give it a try then! I will say though, it didn't seem like much of a retelling in my opinion. Idk I was just expecting more beauty and the beast elements and I don't think I got that. But I still hope you like it!

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  6. I love this series so much!! Rhys is bae <3

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    1. I didn't like the second book all too much but i quite liked Rhys :)

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  7. I love this series so much!! Rhys is bae <3

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