Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas


After finishing the emotional rollercoaster that is the Throne of Glass series, being on a Sarah J. Maas high, I decided to dive into A Court of Thorns and Roses.
In the Throne of Glass series, I absolutely loved Celaena/Aelin’s character, her swagger that covered a deep vulnerability made her so relatable. I loved Manon Blackbeak and her character arc. Irene Towers was brilliant and I loved that she went from being fearful to formidable. Lots of relatable solid characters had me optimistic for A Court of Thorns and Roses but I have to say, I was initially deflated when I started reading it. If I was being frank, I didn’t like Feyre at first.
Sure, she was honorable and dealt an awful hand by life, but she lacked something else for me at first. I am grateful though in a way looking back because what it meant for me was that Feyre would NOT be Celaena/Aelin, or Manon, or Irene.
Feyre would be a unique new character in a new world with new challenges. Instead of getting stuck in the “same” old story, Sarah J. Maas orchestrated a new adventure for me as though it was my first time reading her writing.
This new series is still about the Fae, which I love, and it’s more of an adult versus YA read, (there are some pretty intense sexy scenes). Essentially events occur that put Feyre, our human protagonist on a collision course with a world and people she has only heard half-truths and horror stories about. What she finds there will change her life forever and she begins to learn that she may just have exactly what it takes to rank herself among the other badass women that Maas loves to create.
Overall, this first book grew on me and I can’t wait to dive into the next book.
And is it just me or does anyone else love Rhysand? Can’t wait to read more about him.
If you haven’t read this series, I know I’m a bit late getting started, but don’t wait any longer. Read it.

Published by ATL Doyle

I am an aspiring author, military wife, and mother of four boys. In my free time, I am a voracious reader and lover of large cups of tea. While I enjoy reading everything, my favorite genre is fantasy. One of my hobbies is reading and reviewing books on various online platforms. I have dabbled in short stories and writing poetry, publishing a small book of my poems in 2022, with an independent publisher. I enjoy keeping the world up-to-date on her writing, reading, and random thoughts on my blog.I am also currently writing my first novel.

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