• Chane Brown

Book Review - A Court of Thorns and Roses Series


 

At the start of the new year, I made a resolution to read 24 books this year. Last year my goal was 12 but I wasn’t working and so it was easy to get lost in a book all day, every day with my growing belly. This year I am working plus having Ryton, it doesn’t leave a lot of time for my books anymore. However, I still am on target to reach my goal.

What has helped me add to my goal was this series, A Court of Thorns and Roses. They are hefty books and not a light read by any means but I also could not put these books down, when I did find the time to read. They are a fantasy young adult series but there are some descriptive adult scenes as well (which I love).

So I carried these books around and whenever I got a little time, I would open up my page and read. While breastfeeding, I would have my book right there and read while I was feeding Ryton, even if it was only a page or two being read at a time.

 
 

Now without giving away too much, this story is about a human huntress, Feyre, who had to learn to adapt by hunting in the woods near her house for any scrap of food she managed to get for herself, her father and her two sisters. They were on the verge of starvation all the time and were very poor. She managed to kill a big deer as well as a wolf on one of her hunts and knowing the wolf was in fact a fae creature she struck it down.

The humans and the fae had a war 500 years ago and tensions were still very high and the two nations were separated by an invisible wall. Humans don’t know much about the fae except the scary stories that have been passed down for centuries. However, the fae being near immortal, were there during the war.

With Feyre killing the fae wolf, she was taken into the fae lands to live out her life for the murder she committed and so her story begins. She is a strong female character and is a very likeable throughout the series, except maybe the beginning of book 2. I think further down the line of these books, I believe some scenes could have been left out as they don‘t add much value but overall I love these books.

 
 

My favourite series used to be the Kingkiller chronicles but with the long awaited 3rd book, I doubt Patrick Rothfuss will ever be happy enough to release the final book. So this series has surpassed The Name of the Wind and jumped to first place.

If you are a fantasy lover like me then I recommend Sarah J Maas’ books. I have thoroughly enjoyed them and will recommend them over and over again. I cannot wait for her to write more so I can add them to my library.

 
 

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