A Court of Thorns and Roses is a fantasy book about a human girl named Feyre who is taken to live with Tamlin, a High Fae Lord, when she unknowingly kills a faerie. Feyre unwillingly goes to the Spring Court, and her hostility for Tamlin and his court changes as she spends more time there. Maas has written this book in first-person narrative which makes it easier for the reader to connect with Feyre and her emotions, this connection makes the reader feel as if he or she isn’t just reading about Feyre but understanding why she makes certain choices throughout the book. This book takes place in an early time where there is magic and no technology. A Court of Thorns and Roses emphasizes the strength of love in dark times, and how any modicum of good can overpower any amount of bad. It isn’t just a fun read but an inspirational one, as well. Sarah J. Maas is the author of the Throne of Glass series as well as this one.
I believe that A Court of Wings and Ruin is probably one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. Feyre is a lovable character because she is just so darn relatable (the first-person narrative totally helps with this). Also, all the characters are well-developed and have their own personalities, making it easy to envision their visages. I STRONGLY encourage anyone who enjoys a good fantasy book to read this! It provides (a plethora of) romance, adventure, and action. Maas is such a brilliant author that any book written by her would be worth your while. -K