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Buddy Read: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

 


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1
Genre: Romance | Fantasy 
Age Range: New Adult
Format: 
Paperback, 419 pages
Source:
My Copy
Published on May 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Sarah J. Maas: 
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Synopsis:
Feyre is a huntress.

She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price…

Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor’s body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked – but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre’s feeling for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she’s been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows.

Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.


I have been wanting to reread A Court of Thorns and Roses for awhile and thankfully so did my writer friend Selene Kallan. She’s a fellow reader fan and I love talking about books with her but this one was actually our first buddy read!

“I don’t believe in Fate. Nor do I believe in some ridiculous Cauldron.”

I admire Feyre for everything she has done for her family but none of her family members deserve it. Feyre herself knows that none of them would care if something happened to her until they got hungry again. Her sisters and father only care about themselves and I don’t understand if they cared so much about their status why they never bothered even teaching her to read?

Nesta is the oldest sister ad the cruel one. I really tried reading this with open eyes, so I could learn to like her but no luck. She’s just cruel because she took them loosing their money so hard. I don’t just see any depth to her character. I just can’t feel any empathy to her. Elain wasn’t cruel like her big sister but she doesn’t really think about others. She only worries about not getting her own hands dirty.

What was different this time around? I didn’t love Lucien as much as I used to much to my surprise. I remember reading this for the first time and thinking that Lucien would’ve been much better suited for Feyre than Tamlin. Now I didn’t hate Tamlin as much but I was indifferent about him and I don’t really know what to think about Lucien. On other hand he helped Feyre a lot more than her supposed love interest but so did Rhysand and even Suriel.

“Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”

I didn’t like the romance, like at all. I don’t hate hero which many people do but I don’t understand why our heroine fell for him? Tamlin didn’t care about her feelings at any point and made her feel bad for her “shortcomings” often. There was maybe one scene I would call romantic besides few sex scenes and even that was ruined by Tamlin.

All in all I enjoy this world and some of the characters but just like with Crescent City I do not understand the romance at all. I’m exited to read second book though because of the ending and certain character.

Rating
3 stars

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