It’s that time once again, for another book review. Today it is the turn of another book that I have been putting of reading for literally years, and that book is A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas. So, let’s do this.
Why oh why did I wait so long to read this book. It was so damn good. I couldn’t put it down. I listened to the first 3 chapters of this as an audiobook then switched to actively reading it (I wasn’t getting along with the audiobook. My copy was very bad quality) and I just didn’t want to put it down. As soon as I started physically reading it, I was instantly hooked. The story drew me in very quickly. It was fast paced and interesting and so brilliantly written. I loved every second of it.
The storyline itself was just straight up incredible. It was just so gripping. Maas has created such an intricate, realistic world. I can picture this world so clearly. And I was surprised by how much of the whole Beauty And The Beast stuff was in it. I knew that it was a very loose, vague retelling, but there was a lot more there then I was expecting. And I really liked that. I also really liked that, because of the ending of it, this book could work as a stand-alone, if you didn’t want to commit to a whole series (well, a trilogy with spin offs). Although personally, I really need to know how this story is going to progress in the next book.
I think the reason why I loved this book so much though was because of the characters. I love Feyre. She is such a strong female lead. She is this incredible person. She is brave and caring, intelligent and loving and so strong. That poor girl has been through so much already, and this is only book one. And she grew so much as a character throughout this book. It was really nice to see her slowly start to believe in the world again and in herself. I also did really like a lot of the secondary characters. I like Tam but I love Lucien and Rhysand. I need more of them in my life. I cannot wait to see more of them as the books progress.
I don’t think that there was a single part of this book that I didn’t like. Everything just worked so well together. Everything felt right and needed. I loved it all. I am really interesting to see if this continues throughout. It is very rare for me to find a book where I loved every part of it. I will admit that it did take me a while to get used to physically reading it, just because the text in this book is very small and dense and Maas’s style is beautiful, but kind of intense (unusual names etc.), so it did take me a while to use to it, but once I had I whizzed through this book, a lot faster than I thought I would. This was my first Maas book (although I do own 4 others), and it will certainly not be my last.
5 out of 5
I honestly loved this book so much. I feel like I have had really good luck this year when it has come to books. There have been very few that I have read and not loved. I really like it. Makes me love reading even more. What about you, have you read this one yet? What did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.