A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I don't know if there has ever been a book — in the history of my love for reading — that was more positively peer-pressured than this one. No joke. The love runs DEEP for the Court of Thorns series.
If you haven't read (or heard of) A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES (lovingly abbreviated to ACOTAR), it follows Feyre — a fierce and determined hunter — who finds herself held captive by the infamous and mysterious fairies of the Day Court. Although her captivity is closely watched, she's given the freedom to roam the grounds and learn about the dark histories of the fairie kingdoms — also, unintentionally, drawing close to her charming captor. What ensues is an unfolding epic of good vs. evil, romance, curiosity, and adventure.
What struck me most as I devoured the pages of ACOTAR wasn't the plot or characters themselves, but Maas' insane ability to quickly build a deeply imaginative world. I'm not a big fantasy reader, but I know the literary value of becoming quickly hooked and convinced of the world I've stepped into. Every turn Feyre made, every history she unfolded, felt just as real as the physical world around me.
While, ACOTAR wasn't the most "mind-blowing" or life changing book, it was ABSOLUTELY enjoyable. AND I keep hearing how the next in the series is the true star of the whole shebang. You better believe I am 100% showing up for those fireworks!
Book one take ★★★★ stars from me!
SENSITIVITY WARNINGS: torture and kidnapping, drugs and alcohol, death of a parent, mild sexual content.
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