publication date: may 7th 2015
summary: 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, she 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 more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. 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 more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever. -goodreads
when i heard sarah j. maas was writing a new series [i think it's going to be a trilogy?] i. was. excited. obviously. were my expectations fulfilled? yes. while i do admit to loving the throne of glass series more than this book, it was one fierce read. a court of thorns and roses is, i believe, an NA novel. and in my experience with this genre, NA basically means more romance. usually i dislike this immensely as it takes away from the action of the story; however, in this case it was a part of the plot - it lent itself well and although one of my favourite characters was not the love interest in question: it didn't lower my interest in the book.
BUT, i have a new favourite anti-hero, i just really really really like his character and i am sure he is going to be explored more in the coming book so i can't wait because honestly, he's just awesome. he was my favourite character in the whole book.
and the world building? well, sarah j.maas wields her pen like a wand of literary excellence, the imagery and depth to the characters and the world around them was beautiful - i always feel like i'm falling down a rabbit hole into a whole other place when i read one of her books. reading a court of thorns and roses was no different.
big thanks to bloomsbury for sending me this book. it was a lovely surprise.