A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas has been on my TBR pile for what has felt like months if not years but with the release of the third and final novel I knew it was time to indulge in the amazing Sarah J. Maas world.
We are introduced to Feyre – her life depends on the survival through hunting and killing after a series of unfortunate events she has endured over the last couple of years icing in the forest which are quickly becoming harder in the cooler months.
One day whilst hunting she comes across a deer which will allow her family, a father and two sisters, to be fed for quite a while which is not the most usual circumstances Feyre comes across during her time in the forest. There is a small problem with obtaining this deer as there is a wolf also eyeing off the deer as a prize. Unable to resist she shoots the wolf as well as the deer, little does Feyre know that this will be a life changing decision.
Selling off the hide at the market little does Feyre realise that she will be dragged from her everyday life to another kingdom due to murdering a faerie who was disguised as a wolf in the mortal land. Feyre must give up her life to protect her family and herself but will she be able to live in another kingdom with the faeries and Tamlin who is somewhat irresistible yet controlling.
A Court of Thorn & Roses is the first novel I have read of Sarah J. Maas but I did go see her discuss the writing process and all her novels last year, which is when I brought her back catalogue waiting for the moment for Book Three to come out so I could start the series.
Why did I want to wait? I knew the minute I started I would need to continue and could not possibly wait for the next book to come out. The character and scenery build up throughout the novel is fantastic, I can not even think of another novel which has had such a build up in a long time. I also love the personal touches Sarah has added to the novel including a map so you can visualise further the distance and surrounding areas as well as a pronunciation page to assist with the vast variety of names throughout the novel.
If you are one of the I believe few that have not read this I highly recommend you read this and then continue with the second novel as you will be left wanting more.
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