A Court of Thorns and Roses Book Review

A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) series by Sarah J Maas.


Feyre is a huntress. And when she sees a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she kills the predator and takes its prey to feed herself and her two sisters. But the wolf was not what it seemed, and Feyre cannot predict the high price she will have to pay for its death … 

Dragged away from her family for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding even more than his piercing green eyes suggest. Feyre’s presence at his court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for Tamlin 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.


I truely enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses. It definitely reminds me of Beauty and the Beast and it’s a great retelling.

The main protagonist Feyre is a strong woman, who dispute the odds, takes care and provides for her family. The introduction of fae and their lands was amazing and I could imagine the different courts as they were being described.

Tamlin is the perfect hero and love interest for Freya. We are also introduced to the court members such as Lucien and Alis who Freya soon sees as friends.

The true antagonist of the story is Amarantha with Rhysand seeming to be her right hand man. I love how deep Rhysand’s character is and I’m looking forward to learning more about him in the next book as it looks like he will be important to Freya with the bargain that was made.

The absolute twist at the end and the change to Freya I wasn’t expecting at all. Sarah Maas is an excellent writer and the world she has built truely takes you to another place.

I was nervous going into reading this book as I thought it may be a let down after all the hype but I haven’t been disappointed and looking forward to reading book 2.

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