Summary ☆ A Court of Thorns and Roses

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    Clearly I'm in the minority here DNF at 30% because I just got fed up with things moving at a snail's pace and NOT MAKING SENSE AT ALL This was one of the most uncompelling versions of Beauty and the Beast that I have ever read The writing is nothing outstanding there was nothing that moved me I felt Cruel Beauty among other BB retellings I've read this year and last have done a far superior job at moving me emotionallyLook I'm sure by the end of the book all the things tie together and everything's just dandy and things will make sense and I'd be like ooooooh so that's why Me I don't care Ain't nobody got time for that I have so many uestions and I'm just fed up This is not a retelling of Beauty and the Beast This is a book about a girl who gets to live an easy life with a guy who's implied to be a gorgeous Fae underneath his maskThe original story makes sense here's roughly how it goes Handsome prince is cursed to be ugly unless he gets a chick to fall for him Flash forward there's Belle's dad Belle's dad wanders into Beast's castle and touches his stuff Beast doesn't like the fact that Belle's dad touched his stuff Beast is going to kill Belle's dad unless he gets Beast some pussy Belle's valiantly steps in to save dad Beast is as nice to her as much as a hairy ugly self conscious socially ostracized monster can be Belle is treated like a princess because Beast really really fucking needs her to save him and his people before the curse runs outThere's a reason Belle is treated like the ueen Things make sense They have to learn to trust one another Things are slowly developed an built over time There is a hideous beast who is scarred emotionally and a beauty who needs to look past the exterior There is a point Not so with this book Things are far far too easy with this bookNow here's this version of Beauty and the Beast a retelling that tries to be bad ass and fails completely from the little that I have readThere's Feyre who has a pretty crappy life with an absentminded worthless spineless dad and two of the most bitchy ungrateful sisters in the entire world She slaves for them she hunts food for them she works her ass off for them Without her their family would starve They don't care I feel some pity for her but she acts like so much of a martyr that there's only so much I can takeWhile hunting one day Feyre kills a wolf well surprise surprise that wolf turns out to be a Fae in disguise In return for this kill Feyre is taken by a wolf who's a Fae in disguise away from her family “What is the payment the Treaty reuires?”His eyes didn’t leave my face as he said “A life for a life Any unprovoked attacks on faerie kind by humans are to be paid only by a human life in exchange” A life for a life Oh no Is she going to die? That's what a life for a life means right? WRONG Feyre is taken off to magical Fairyland to live in luxury for the rest of her life while her family is taken care of back in their little village “Some would say it’s unwise to insult a Fae in his home” Tamlin ground out “Some would say you should be grateful for me finding you before another one of my kind came to claim the debt for sparing your life and then offering you the chance to live in comfort” So what? Why? This makes no sense at all Feyre kills one of their kind A beloved brother In exchange there is absolutely no punishment whatsoever She gets to live in a fantastically fabulous castle waited on by servants She gets beautiful clothes and delicious food Another useless answer I dug into my breakfast savoring each rich sip of tea and she slipped into the bathing chamber When I was done eating and bathing I refused Alis’s offer and dressed myself in another exuisite tunic—this one of purple so deep it could have been black Clearly there is some kind of a setup involving The Treaty since there seems to be a lot of secrecy between the Faebut wait whatever information she wants the Fae revealsthey're revealing their own weakness to Feyre who is constantly plotting her own escape It doesn't make any sense “There is a sickness in these lands Across Prythian There has been for almost fifty years now It is why this house and these lands are so empty most have left The blight spreads slowly but it has made magic act strangely My own powers are diminished due to it These masks”—he tapped on his—“are the result of a surge of it that occurred during a masuerade forty nine years ago Even now we can’t remove them” Over and over and over the Fae reveal their secrets to her including one that might help her escape “So there are faeries who will actually answer any uestion if you trap them?” Maybe they’d know how to free me from the Treaty’s terms“Yes” he said tightly “The Suriel But they’re old and wicked and not worth the danger of going out to find them And then pretty much the next chapter she goes out AND IMMEDIATELY FINDS THESE MYSTERIOUS CREATURES WHAT THE FUCKI do not like it when things come so easily to a main character and everything comes easily to Feyre There is no conseuence whatsoever to her actions There is no punishment to her deed of killing The Fae are supposed to hate herit doesn't feel like it because she is inconseuential In fact they're of her playmates than her wardens The Fae seem to have no other things to do besides play with her and hunt with her “My morning work was postponed” he said Indeed his usual tunic was off the baldric gone and the sleeves of his white shirt had been rolled up to the elbows to reveal tanned forearms corded with muscle “If you want a ride across the grounds—if you’re interested in your new residence I can take you” And teach her how to read and writebecause Feyre cannot read or write an ironic twist to the Disney Belle's love for reading “I could help you write to them if that’s why you’re in here” Feyre is irreverent ungrateful and insulting to her wardensin a way that gets her no punishment whatsoever “Do you ever stop being such a prick?” I snapped backDead—really truly I should have been dead for thatBut Lucien grinned at me “Much better” As I said I'm sure this book improves in the end but from what I've read this book makes no sense the writing is emotionless the characters are flat the main character unrealistic and I do not care to continue

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    2 12 stars Maybe my rating comes as a surprise or even if you care a disappointment but let me assure you no one is surprised or disappointed than I am I've had this book on my TBR ever since it appeared on Goodreads without a title cover or description I started reading it as soon as it became available and the array of positive reviews from my friends and strangers alike made me feel sure I would love it But I didn't It is possible I expected all the wrong things from A Court of Thorns and Roses and maybe my review can prevent others from doing the sameHere's what I expected an intricate fantasy world supernatural politics and alliances fast paced action a sensual romance perhaps similar to Cruel Beauty and other Beauty and the Beast retellings and a flawed but likable heroineBut this book is if you ask me nothing or less than softcore erotica Which is fine if that's what you're looking for I personally thought that the fantasy aspect felt like trimmings around a story that was all about a romance between Feyre the narrator and Tamlin a High Lord of the Fae There are some titillating scenes where Tamlin bites Feyre's neck and they have sex undoubtedly the best bits of the book and I won't pretend I didn't feel a little hot under the collar myself But the ancient wicked shadow promised in the blurb is only really a source of romantic angst for Feyre and TamlinHowever I do like a good romance as much as anyone so there are other reasons this book didn't uite work for me In order to express what I mean I'm going to compare A Court of Thorns and Roses to Cruel Beauty which is in my opinion a better book In CB I felt the chemistry between Nyx and Ignifex as soon as their loaded banter started to fill the pages They were sexy together Ignifex was an evil ruler which was a real problem for their relationship with blood red eyes and the supernatural part of the book was creepy weird and completely uniue Despite enjoying the actual non PG scenes in A Court of Thorns and Roses I never felt any real chemistry between Feyre and Tamlin or any realistic challenge to their relationshipWhat makes Beauty and the Beast such a compelling romance? One that demands to be told over and over again in so many different ways? I'll tell you what it is it's the obstacles the challenges the improbability how can a young woman come to love an ugly beast? We ask I'll prove it's possible The author replies That's why readers fall in love with the beast again and again even when he is furry and has horns like the Disney version I loved the Disney beast view spoilerAnd that badass fox in Robin Hood so it's possible I have issues hide spoiler

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    If you've ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in wonder no longer cause there's a BookTube Video to answer that The Written Review Update 12619 Should I cross the insurmountable TBR? Or reread this series again?I think you know the answer Here's the original review Feyre is hunting in the middle of the woods to keep her useless starving family alive Hunger Games anyone? A chance encounter with a wolf who wasn't entirely a wolf leaves Feyre on the wrong end of an ancient treaty She is forced to go to the fairy realm to live out the remaining years of her human life no friends no family and no freedom “Has anyone ever taken care of you?” he asked uietly“No” I’d long since stopped feeling sorry for myself about it At first she cannot think of anything but escape Slowly but surely she is swept into the fairy realm in its magic intrigue in its danger hopelessness and in its wonder glory “Spring Summer Autumn Winter Dawn Day and Night” it mused as if I hadn’t even answered “The seven Courts of Prythian each ruled by a High Lord all of them deadly in their own way They are not merely powerful—they are Power” Feyre lands in the Spring court which is under a masuerade curse for nearly fifty years The court is being attacked by all manner of terrible creatures and there is a blight upon the land This blight will soon cross to the human realm threatening everyone Feyre holds dearThe first half sucks but keep readingThere's no way around it From page 1 to about 200 Feyre is annoying and obstinate I nearly put this book down half a dozen times it was like reading Red ueen BUT there was something about it that kept me interested AND THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT Because wow Seriously wow Midway through the book things turned around magnificently It was like a whole new book Sarah J Maas is a devious little thing Suddenly all the plot holes nonsensical actions of her fairy captors Tamlin and Lucien and Feyre's complete idiocy flipped on their heads Everything makes sense now I literally could not put this downThough and maybe it's just me but the Tamlin Feyre arc felt a bit rushedforced Her constant love declarations really had me uestioning their relationship But then again I had a friend who accidentally spilled the beans on that one Without giving any spoilers I sure hope book 2 does a complete character shift on you know who NOT voldemort because I am not pleased with the way the love interest was hinted at during the end of the book He's such a jerkOverall I am amazed by how much effort Sarah J Maas put into constructing this story I'm this close || to rereading the book solely to better appreciate all those little clues that I must have passed over So if you pick this up and just aren't feeling it keep reading trust me The Finer Books Club 2018 Reading Challenge A book recommended by a friendYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads

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    A richly imagined fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the BeastIf you’re a lover of retellings mingling romance danger faerie mystical creatures and a heroine that shows a significant deal of courage throughout then this is one title you will not want to miss out and will very likely considerably enjoyThe world building is inventive and detailed The different Courts of faeries are an element that adds great originality to this story At first A Court of Thorns and Roses might appear similar to plenty of fantasy books already written out there but the further you read the you come to descry its ingenious lines shaping the well known classic sprinkled with beautiful themes and sensualityWhat was missing for me was action I wanted of it as well as some adventure and deadly dangerous situations which we do get in the first chapters but otherwise not until a good part of the novel The pacing is uite slow for the author chose to take her time building the relationship between Feyre Tamlin Lucien and even Alis a servant Surprisingly there weren’t as many characters as I expected The world building being focused on distinct Courts principally ruled by High Lords and dwelt by lesser faeries I thought deceptively so that we were going to be introduced to so many of themI have to say that Sarah J Maas’ writing is compelling While she could have moderated her descriptions of paintings for there were many of them and relatively long ones even those didn’t bore me Feyre the heroine is both a huntress and painter Never have I seen this mix of skills before in one person Her strength won’t go unnoticed and neither will her dauntlessness There were moments in the story when I felt the need to growl at her for her difficulty to obey orders – even if for her own protection – was bewilderingIt’s true what they say Tamlin will make you swoon winkRecommended to fans of Cruel Beauty East and Beauty 20160629 Rating upped to 5 stars after second read Well well what do we have here?Original amazingly looking cover? Check‘‘Tamlin—one of the lethal immortal faeries who once ruled their world’’Fairies? Check‘‘treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends’’Magic alternative world some mystery perhaps? Check‘‘her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion’’Lovehate relationship that because it’s Sarah J Maas will blow our mind? Check‘‘But an ancient wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing and Feyre must find a way to stop it or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever’’DANGER Brave heroine? CHECK CHECK CHECKBasically it has everything to look for in a fantasyPlease do not disappoint

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    45 stars Tamlin is going to set your loins aflame Phew My cheeks are still flushed I'm also fairly confident this book is going to help change the face of new adult fiction How awesome to see gifted writers shaping non contemporary stories that have the coming of ageyouthful perspective and vibe of YA books and combine that with the freedom that writing for an older target audience affords them If you liked the mood and romance of the excellent CRUEL BEAUTY but perhaps mourned the missed opportunities of such a seductive premise ACOTAR than satisfies view spoiler BITE MY NECK SOME MORE SIR hide spoiler

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    SPOILER FREE REVIEW Reread April 2016Took me centuries to reread this but it was worth itTEAM TAMLIN THIS WAS FABULOUSs j maas can do no wrong i swear to god

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    wow Just wow Sarah has done it again This book was amazing The romance was borderline new adult which I loved but it was also greatly paced The plot was so well thought out and executed as well I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

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    Really enjoyed this one Here's my booktalk

  10. says:

    I take back every bad thing I've said about Rhys

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A Court of Thorns and Roses

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He must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie Feyre discovers that her captor his face obscured by a jewelled mask is hiding far than his piercing green eyes would sugges A richly imag

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Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold bleak place in the long winter months So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh But to do so s INITIAL REACT

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T Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded and as she begins to learn why her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even dangerous place Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse or she will lose him forever SPOILER FREE

  • Hardcover
  • 419
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses
  • Sarah J. Maas
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 9781619634442

About the Author: Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City A Court of Thorns and Roses and the Throne of Glass series Her books have sold than twelve million copies and are published in thirty seven languages A New York native Sarah lives in Philadelphia with her husband son and dog To find out visit sarahjmaascom or follow therealsjmaas