(Review-YA) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Maas, Sarah J. A Court of Thorns and Roses. , 2015. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1619634442.
Formats available: hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $7.12. Kindle $8.57.

Feyre is the sole caretaker for her family, and while trying to hunt to save her starving family, she kills a wolf. She was sure he wasn’t Fae (not that she’d mind killing a Fae), but she was wrong. Now a Fae Lord has come to claim vengeance for his slain friend. The Fae Lord offers her a deal, however, a form of mercy. He will abstain from killing Feyre if she agrees to return to his castle in a neighboring magical land, never to return to her family or home again. Soon Feyre learns more about her world and her host, and finds that nothing is as it appears. And she might have the chance for a real family, and true love. But ancient enemies and evil magic are affecting this magical realm, and threatening all those within it. Feyre will need to find a way to stop it, or else lose everything.

My Thoughts:
This is mother excellent contribution by Sarah J. Maas, author of the beloved and popular Throne of Glass series (see my review here). This is a beautiful, heart-pounding fairy-tale retelling, with enough twists to keep it original and unpredictable. The characters are well drawn, and the world is fully developed. Even though I knew which fairy tale it was based on, I still didn’t see quite a bit of the story coming! It is definitely a darker re-telling, but an instant favorite for me. I enjoyed the author’s ideas for the Fae mythologies, and how their powers and world are described. I also really liked how the mortal world and the Fae world are neighbors, so we get a sense of whatever happens in the Fae realm spilling over to affect Feyre’s world, too. It has a sweet love story, but the conclusion is a bit open-ended so that we are not sure what direction, exactly, the next book in the series will take. This is the first in what is sure to be another wildly popular series from Sarah J. Maas. I cannot wait for the next installment, which is as yet untitled.

Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it? 

Check out my Top Ten Fairytale re-telling recommendations

See my recommendation for Throne of Glass

This is the first in a projected series, so there will be more to come!


  • Locate ACOTR at your local library through worldcat.com
  • Find recommendations from others who enjoyed ACOTR on goodreads.com
  • The first chapter is available to read free at teenvogue.com

About the Author:
Sarah J. Maas is the bestselling author of The Throne of Glass Series.

Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.


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