Hayley’s Review of “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas

By: Hayley Green

I loved, loved, loved this book. I know I’m a little late to the party, because who hasn’t heard of these books yet, and who knows how many times this site has reviewed them alone, but the more the merrier, I guess.

So, a little about the book:

Feyre, a human, has heard stories about the Faeries and how violent and destructive they are since she was a child. A wall separates the world of Faeries from the humans, but rumors have it that the faeries have been escaping to the human side of the world for a long time. When Feyre kills a faerie, unwittingly, she must die or live with a shape-shifting high-fae named Tamlin for the rest of her life.

But Tamlin has a secret. He is under a curse, as is all the fae world, a blight as he calls it, and Feyre is the only one who can break the curse. She must go through a series of trials to make sure Tamlin is safe, and she saves the Fae from the blight.

This book was slow to start out, but it still held my attention. Sarah J. Maas is a master of writing fantasy romance in this Beauty and the Beast retelling.

However, I think this book series should not be a part of the Young Adult genre because of explicit sexual content and, in later books, dealing with violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They should have classified it as either New Adult or Adult. It’s not for those under sixteen or seventeen without parental consent.

I truly enjoyed this work and the subsequent book A Court of Mist and Fury even more. I am in the middle of reading the final book in the trilogy, A Court of Wings and Ruin but I am dragging my feet because of the impending doom I feel coming and I am hesitant to let this wonderful series end.

I highly recommend it though, if you are one of the few that have not read it yet. It will truly be worth your time.

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