A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. MaasA Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court Of Thorns And Roses

bySarah J. Maas

Paperback | May 3, 2016

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From New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a thrilling and seductive new series that blends Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.
     When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin —one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
     As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
     Perfect for fans of Kristen Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!
SARAH J. MAAS is the author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series' prequel, The Assassin's Blade; as well as A Court of Thorns and Roses. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Visit Sarah online at www.s...
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Title:A Court Of Thorns And RosesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.15 × 5.65 × 1.19 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read I adored this book, and read through it extremely fast. The novel hooked me in right from the first page, was beautifully written and extremely descriptive. I loved all the minor details that were taken care of and the setting and society. It was well developed, and not hard to understand the society and social order that the book revolved around. Another challenge that fantasy books face is to create a setting and a new world where everything adds up, and the history, creation, appearance, characters and everything is all tied together flawlessly and make it all click in together. This novel did exactly that. Great read.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the boxset! fantastic gift for book lovers. if you love sarah j maas' books, definitely read this series! (in my opinion i think i like this one better than her throne of glass one - it's simple, but also really detailed in the character development and world building department)
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome story! a great retelling of beauty and the beast with a twist. definite read if you love fantasy/romance
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Court of Thorn and Roses Boxset A great fantasy series. I can't wait until the last book.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Court of Thorns and Roses I love fantasy and fairies make for a great fantasy. A good beginning to the series.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but gets better I re-read this book because the second (I heard) was so good. It was hard to start with but the second and third books in the series really really makeup for the first book. Give it a shot and you will not regret it.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great My heart broke for Tamlin in this book. It's the first book in the series so my heart ached for Tamlin and Feyre. I couldn't wait to know what happens to them at the time I read this
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book It is a tad hard to get through the first few chapters but after a few chapters it picked up and became a very interesting read. I'd highly recommend this book
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tough Start but Picks Up! This book initially was very difficult to get through, wasn't until the last 1/3 of the book where things really picked up and got interesting... If you can make it through the beginning you should enjoy the book !
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get through the first book, you'll love the series I have to admit that I empathize with some other reviewers in that the beginning of the first book in the series is slightly agonizing as I struggled with the foolishness/ naivete of the main character. That said this series really thrives in books two and three. So if you're willing to stick out the first book I'm telling you that it gets better, much better, in the other books in the series.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay but disappointing.. I was really excited to read this initially, but as I read I found the plot to be weak and the main character to be foolish in the decisions she made. I also found that not much happened until almost 2/3 into the book. I think I will pick up the second book in hopes that the series does improve, but so far I am not very impressed.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DECENT It's decent, but nothing really HAPPENS until the last third of the book & that's when everything really picks up. In the first 2/3, i was waiting for Feyre to get moving, to do THINGS & she was just content to stay there & be locked away. So it was a tad bit tedious but the last third made up for it :)
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! I read the first book and half of the second before I realized who the author was and that she wrote one of my favorite series. Personally thought it was a great book.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book!! i bought this solely because it was a beauty and the beast re-telling. it took a while to get into but i really enjoyed it in the end. after i finished reading it i could really see the beauty and the beast influence and it was written so wonderfully that sometimes i forgot about that.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great It did Beauty and the Beast justice, great book
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! I like this better than the Throne of Glass series! More romance and things that puts the romance between the characters at a higher stake. SO interesting to read
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I fell in love with this book right away! Some people find the beginning to be a little slow but I enjoyed it very much, as I understood the author was laying the foundation in the very beginning. The character's are great and so is the storyline. I finished the last 150 pages in one sitting, could not stop!
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular!!! I just finished reading this book and absolutely love it! Wonderful retelling of Beauty and the Beast that Sarah J. Maas has made her own. Great characters and well written. Can't wait to read the next one!
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Re-Read; Loved It More The First Time I read this book quite a while ago and instantly fell in love with it. This was also before I'd read Maas's other series, Throne Of Glass, which I've recently read, enjoyed, and checked off my TBR. After sitting down and thoroughly immersing myself in SJM's writing, I've come to realize it's simply not worth all the hype surrounding it. Sarah J. Maas is, in her own right, a wonderful novelist, but by no means is she the genius a lot of readers make her out to be. Yes, the male characters she introduces us to are absolutely gorgeous, but it's not enough for me to give her a top-spot as one of my favorite authors. Her writing style is juvenile at times, and at others, downright aggravating. Especially in her ACOTAR series - Feyre is constantly whining, complaining, giving out "vile gestures" - seriously, if only I had a dollar for every time SJM used this bloody phrase - and I don't think the males know how to communicate other than purring or roaring. When I first read this book, I gave it a full five stars. I was blinded by love and hype and thought SJM was God's gift to readers. Now, after exploring her writing style further and re-reading this particular book, clearly, my opinions have changed and that is no longer the case. I'm currently about 200 pages into ACOMAF; hopefully, this book will impress me more than the first. Recommended to fans of SJM, retellings, and fantasy lovers.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite series ever I got into the court of thorns and roses world around the ending of last year and I am so glad I did. Lucien is and has always been my favourite character of the series. I am so excited to see the plans Sarah J Maas has with the world
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!! I bought this book a few months ago and I couldn't put it down!!! Great characters and wonderful story line!!! Definitely would buy the second book in the series!
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This was a really great beginning to the series.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good! This is the first time in a long while where I've finished a book in one day! I could not put it down! It's a good start to the series
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ACOTAR Superb start to the series!
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fanastic book! I loved this series so much and can't wait until May 2018 when the next book comes out. In the meantime I am going to read SJM's other series - Throne of Glass.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This book was really good. It was a bit slow in the beginning but started to get better. I am probably going to continue with this series.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Great first book in a series.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic A little bit of a slow start, but I really enjoyed reading it. I couldn't stop reading it and I had to go right to ACOMAF and then pre-ordered ACOWAR and the end of the second book. Obsessed.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love this book it has its issues but still amazing #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book once i got into it It took me a little bit to get into the book (was a little bit slow to start) but once I did, I was unable to put the book down. I would not recommend this book for young teens, but more of a young adult population. Feyre is a wonderful character, absolutely fell in love with her. Cant wait to read the second book!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite series EVER. This series is so great for so many reasons! It has everything I need in a book - action, strong female, romance, mystery. The most notable quality about this series for me though is the incredible character development. Sarah J Maas knows how to create worlds and characters like no other author i've ever read. You will not regret this series! I wish it never had to end.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I honestly could not put this book down! Great characters, plot and writing! New favourite book series!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favourite book! I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much; I was told the second book was way better. I love the subtle nods to Beauty and the Beast, and Feyre has become my favourite protagonist! I can't wait to read the next two books!
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I really enjoyed this book. Well written and engaging characters. I can't wait to read all Sarah J Maas other books too!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Bland NOT exciting, not original, not owrth reading on its own. The only reason I read it was because I loved her other series but was very let down with this. The only character of interest is barely in it and the only reason I would recommend this was to explain key plot points so that someone could read the second one and understand it.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book and series! Well worth the read! NOT FOR TEENAGERS though. This book was SO well written. I purchased it because I love fantasy and magic. I tend to purchase Y.A fantasy fiction over adult, because of the sex scenes and the adult content overall...I just prefer a fun adventure with less real-life drama I guess! Lol. But these books are AMAZING. I LOVED them. I plan on re-reading them....which says a lot. There are pretty racey sex scenes, particularly in the third book so I would NOT let a teenager read it...just not age appropriate. There were times i felt uncomfortable and I am 30 years old! I actually read a scene to my Mum...she then said she wanted to read the series! LOL But the character development and psychology is just awesome. Sarah J. Maas knows how to write!!!! Get it.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great start to an amazing series This book is amazing, but it is the first shot at a new world so it takes a bit to get its legs, but trust me you want to stick with this series!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay The book starts out well but then there is way to many clichés. But the last few chapters were awesome.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful Unpopular opinion... this book was terrible! It is not appropriate for young teens for one, the language is crude and at times very sexual in an awkward way. Fans of fifty shades may like this one. Also, the characters were downright annoying and the world wasn't very interesting. Very disappointed by this one.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! This was my first Maas novel that I have read, and I am hooked. It easily put her on my radar as my favorite author. I absolutely loved everything about this book and the entire series for that matter.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good I really enjoyed this book. It took a couple chapters before I was feeling into it but after that it was hard to put down. It was creative and I really enjoyed the characters and world of Pyrithian. I can't wait to read the next ones!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seemed familiar...at first It started off feeling very reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast...which definitely could have inspired it. Halfway through the book you realize that, ok maybe it isn't quite that similar. The characters are pretty awesome, and you grow to either love or hate them with a passion. I love how far in advance Maas thinks and leaves bread crumbs. If you've read the series the entire way through, you'll realize how it all ties together. She is one amazing story teller and I absolutely adore this series. If you need a new series to get super attached to (besides HP)...get started!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! After the Throne of Glass series, this is a little more sexy, a little more scandalous, and only starts to become like Throne of Glass near the end. I scream when I read these books, though, because some parts are predictable, but overall, there are twists and turns that you never see coming. Would recommend!
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ACOTAR I started the book and couldn't continue on with it. However, I will pick this up soon & listen to the audiobook since everyone raves about it.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Enjoyed This One! I was surprised that I actually enjoyed this book! Though I was a little disappointed because it was marketed asa retelling of Beauty of the Beast and there wasn't really much of that in here. I did really love the characters, though the plot was a little slow in the middle. I also found it predictable in some places which I wasn't really a fan of.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So glad I didn't put it down My friends and family question how I can keep reading a book that drives me crazy. They think it's a waste of time (and they're usually probably right), but I can't do it. I can't quit once I've started. I'm committed. Thank God for that. If I'd given up I would have missed out on one of my favourite series. CoTaR is one of those books that makes a total 360 by the end. It starts off slow. The heroine goes from kick ass to boring. There's no conflict or driving force putting pressure on the protagonist for a long stretch, making a solid chunk of this book a boring pastoral of romantic meadows and meandering forrest. BUT THEN. Omg you guys. The last third of the book makes up for the first two, big time. Conflict, villain, action and gore and sexy tension and intrigue. It's great. You'll reach the last page and want to dive directly into Court of Mist and Fury to continue the adventure--and holy crap does the adventure get good.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME I just finished the series and the books get progressively better!! Love the characters & the world building! <3
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Court of Thorns and Roses I loved the idea of a fantasy about faeries. I am not a fan of Feyre, it seems like the author tried to make her a mix of Katniss and Mare with none of her own personality. I love Rhys an Lucien.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Court of Thorns and Roses I loved the idea of a fantasy about faeries. I am not a fan of Feyre, it seems like the author tried to make her a mix of Katniss and Mare with none of her own personality. I love Rhys an Lucien.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money on this one. There are better books out there. I read up to chapter 19 and couldn't go on anymore. This book is bad. So so so bad. I really wanted to like it, I really wanted to finish it. But I just couldn't bring myself to do it. This is a dnf for me. A Court of Thorns and Roses is a retelling mixture of Beauty and the Beast, East of the Sun West of the Moon, and Tam lin. The idea is good but the execution is poor. The plot is so slow it's not existent. The character development is very lacklustre. The world building is lazy.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing loved it so much. not as much as throne of glass but its still a great read.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excited I truly enjoyed the Throne of Glass series....looking forward to starting this new one by Sarah J Maas
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best series I've read all year! I don't know why I didn't read this sooner!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read I just finished reading this book and I must say it was a bit different then what I expected. I love the fact that it is a Beauty and the Beast retelling but that Maas made it totally her own. Some aspects were similar, but it was definitely a brand new story. It is action-packed, full of fantasy and full of fleshed-out characters. I loved how each character has an obvious motivation for everything they do even if it is only explained later on in the book. I am looking forward to starting the next one!
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just Fun I liked the beginning of this book, but the ending felt so rushed and strange that I took away a star from what I would have originally rated it. Still, this was a fun read, and a good start to the series. If you didn't like this, I recommend still trying out the second book, because this is definitely the weakest book of the series.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Any book that you just plow through in days and then just sort of clutch to your chest afterwards is a keeper. I throughly enjoyed this and am even happier that I bought the second in the series at the same time. I was left guessing the entire time and thrilled with every twist and turn that occurred. The relationships were believable, the struggles real, and the heartbreak even more so. The characters were what made this so good, particularly Feyre, who as a main character had my support from start to finish. I'm a little choked that I have to wait until the third comes out in paperback because I know the wait will be brutal.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ FOR FANS OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Nerd rant: OMG. This book devoured me. Consumed me. Made me all swoony. Feyre and Tamlin had me like: DIE OF SWOONING. HOW CAN THE OTHER BOOKS END UP BEATING THIS? And the end was so breathtaking and dramatic that I nearly cried. (And can anyone else sense a future love triangle???) Nerd rant over. Back to all seriousness. While the cover has more of a rough/dark fantasy edge and is full of foreshadowing, the title was full of promise. Upon reading the description of the book, I concluded that this was another twist of Beauty and the Beast – my favourite fairytale. I didn’t quite know what to expect of a Court of Thorns and Roses, but I suspected it would have more of a Cruel Beauty feel. I was wrong. There were similar aspects to Cruel Beauty in a Court of Thorns and Roses, such as a young brave girl being forced to live with a monstrous, evil “beast”. Both Nyx from Cruel Beauty and Feyre from a Court of Thorns and Roses have to solve riddles to save their “beasts” and their people from an even more devastating and evil force. That’s pretty much where the similarities end. In a Court of Thorns and Roses, there are elements of Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Hunger Games, and Game of Thrones. Politics, secrets, magic, and super-steamy sexual tension are wrapped up into one very attractive book.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it Not in love with this book but I definitely enjoyed it. I would still recommend this book to those who enjoy Fantasy. The entire series overall has become one of my favourites.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from for any beauty and the beast fanatic The first book of the series brings you into an fantastic magical world loosely based on beauty and the beast, where a beast/fae take a young women as his prisoner for murdering one of his subject and brings her over the wall into fae territory. Where she learns so much about the fae and their world that she has come to realize that things she has been told growing up are not quiet accurate. She falls in love with the beast and discovers that she is the key to breaking his and his courts curse. she travels under the mountain to face the one who cursed him and to get him back. She must face many dangerous trails and events that will determine the rest of her life and who she really is. It is one of my go to reads and brings me to a magical world and on amazing adventures. I highly recommend it if you are trying to escape from the real world and need a little adventure and magic in you life.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fantasy Series! I really enjoyed the way the story flowed, and I found that the slower parts made for good development for the characters. Lucien is my favourite out of this book but Feyre is a close second. I just really connected to both of them and I enjoyed how their friendship formed. I really like how Feyre enjoyed art and sacrificed so much for her family, it made her tough and hard but also gave her a soft side that I could relate to.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep Reading This series is fantastic even though this first book is a little slow.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Start to the Series I liked this novel and am excited for the rest of the series
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am in love with this book the story is amazing I love the characters I couldn't put the book down
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok As a huge fan of beauty and the beast, I was disappointed in this book. Will still read the rest of the series though
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 100% recommend ACOTAR is basically Beauty and the Beast meets Hercules. It's a beautiful introduction to a world of suspense, romance, fantasy and deception.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beauty and the beast meets hunger games Excellent story that keeps you on your toes pretty much all the way threw! At first things unforld like a romance novel more then anything and in the last 170 pages the book turns hunger games (yes violent and all). Very interesting caracters though I have to say I really like Lucien. If you liked Beauty and the Beast and Hunger Games you will like this novel.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read! While I loved this book, I did not find it appropriate for teens. Definitely a great read for adults. Could not put it down!
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it The first book in the series. having read the second and third book, this book is not as good as the rest of the books in the series, but it's still pretty good, the other books just continue to get so much better.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good series Great read. Truly recommended.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing series! Bought the whole series, it's a very exciting and classic fantasy-romance YA novel. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must Read Series This book is worth reading, mostly in order to get to book #2. Sarah J Maas is a brilliant writer who creates rich and complex settings. While this book is slow until about half way through, it is a series worth reading. Stick with it!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good start This is a romance wrapped up in a high fantasy setting so be warned if you dont like romance but I enjoyed it!
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It The world building, character strength, the eloquent writing... I am hooked!
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this book! This book is full of thrill and excitement! I am going to get the replete set.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So very pleasantly surprised! I happened across this book when I was in the sale section and it was going for $8 I think. The cover fascinated me and although you're always told not to judge a book by it's cover, thank god I did. As soon as I started reading it, I was unable to put it down! The beginning reminded me a little of the hunger games, but that only really lasted the first couple chapters. I finished this book in roughly a day and immediately wanted the next one. Few books have ever made my heart flutter the way this does. It has the perfect mixture of kick ass girl power, intricacies of characters and romance. If you're into this genre of books, you will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm in love I had been putting off reading this series for a while. Then finally my friend convinced me to read ACOTAR and I was in love. Sarah J. Maas is by far one of my favourite authors, and I would recommend reading this book 150%. You won't regret it. Except maybe a little bit, since you won't be able to put it down ;)
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was good Good, not great, but still entertaining
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My lifeline Usually, I don't remember the author's name of almost any book I read, but now, when someone mentions Sarah J. Maas, I recognize her instantly, and have a sudden urge to read her books again.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It I first picked this book because of the cover but after reading it I was hooked. I love the way its written and the details that are given.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Wonderful! I'll be honest the first chapter or so was a little difficult to get into but now I have read this book three or four times and I am in love with the series and all of the characters!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! I have to admit that I was very hesitant to read this book because I loved the Throne of Glass series so much. That being said, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I really enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses. It took me awhile to get into it because the beginning was pretty slow but the ending was amazing. I was very fortunate to not have to wait for the second book.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh Like many people I've forgotten what happened during the first half of the book. Why? because NOTHING really happens. The action, the real punch comes at the end. That's what makes the book memorable. Did we really need 500 pages? I don't know.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was well written The story starts off slow but it really picks up pace further in. Also this was okay but the second one is on-point-beautiful so you HAVE to read this.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic Fantasy Filled With Amazingness?! Yes, please! SJM has been an author that I've deeply admired throughout her Thorne of Glass series so when the ACOTAR series surfaced I was so excited! This specific novel is a high-fantasy novel that is PERFECT for lovers of action, mystery, adventure and romance!! Go pick it up!!!
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bland In the first chapter, she states that it's winter about 5 times. Then she describes the scenery for those who don't know what winter entails - like snow, hunger for those who need to hunt, cold temperatures, etc. The first half of the book is just meh. It's her just sitting around in the fae's mansion and not listening to what she's told to do... The second half of the book is the only reason it gets 2 stars instead of 0, or a DNF. It redeemed the book, and I actually started to enjoy reading it.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it A good start to the series.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book it amazing! SJM tells stories perfectly, there's always excitement and different things happening but she balances telling an evolving love story with it. I can never put her books down and this series is a new addiction for me! Thankfully the third book comes out next week so I can binge read them all!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS BOOK IS PHENOMENAL This book is so good! I can't wait for the third one!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great new series! Great start to SJM's new series! Full of action and romance!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I adore this novel and seeing how Feyre grows. I hate how she feels at the end but I can't wait for more action in book 2!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story I love the retelling of Beauty and the Beast mixed in with rivalry, fairies and a curse. The beginning seemed quite slow, but things really picked up the second half of the book. I don't want to give too much away, but if the beginning doesn't seem promising, it's definitely a lead up to what is to come the last half of the book!
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COMPLETELY FELL IN LOVE!!!! I fell in love with this story and i am so excited for ACOWAR to be released!!! ACOMAF was an amazing book too!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED it! This is the first book in the series and it is beautifully written. Such a well done retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Sarah J. Maas is such an amazing writer and this book does not disappoint.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Good Start A Court of Thorns and Roses is such a well received book in the reader community and beloved by fans of SJM's other series Throne of Glass. Praised for being a retelling of Beauty and The Beast and taking it's audience seriously at it's best, A Court of Thorns and Roses small misgivings are often overlooked. A Court of Thorns and Roses was a very long and boring read for me on all fronts. None of the characters stuck out as something more than the part they were playing, the plot was sluggish for the most part, and the romance did nothing for me. Feyre is a human girl who lives in a small cabin with her father and two sisters, living in poverty for the last 8 years after falling into some bad luck. Her older sisters are still accustomed to the lavish lifestyle their father was at one point able to keep for them and they heavily rely on Feyre for food and money. Feyre is a doormat. A begrudging doormat. A 'you're not like the other girls' doormat. Feyre is plain and ordinary, doesn't like wearing dresses until the plot demands that she look beautiful for the love interest, and doesn't seem to have any remarkable talents. Sure, she paints, but she's admitted to being limited with that and hunting was done out of survival. She's sort of a Bella Swan character where I guess all of this is suppose to make it easier for the reader to slip into her skin. She wasn't really a fun read for me. Most of all the other characters were pretty well developed. Tamlin is an alright love interest and Lucien was fun. I can't say much for the antagonists as they felt mostly 'there' because the book needed a villian. Rhys was only remarkable as I found him to be the Worst. Thing. Ever. I know that at some point in the next book a lot of the characterizations get table flipped. Tamlin becomes a 'tool' and Rhys becomes a doting lover to Feyre, thanks Tumblr. The plot. Eh, the plot happened. It plays out like most Beauty and The Beast retellings. Feyre is conned into joining Tamlin in the faerie realms to stay with him in his large house because she killed one of his sentinels. A good 3/4 of this book is her living blissfully in the Spring Court, prancing through flower gardens and star pools and parties. There's bits of tension here and there, but whenever things start gearing up into any sort of drama, Lucien and Tamlin are quick to cover Feyre's ears, only after she hears a snippet or two so she can complete her end game quest. The result is the last 80 pages becoming an info dump of why all this had to happen. It was somewhat painful to endure as a lot of the twists were easily seen coming. I'll admit to being biased here as Beauty and the Beast is my least favorite of the fairy tales/Disney films. The romance was suppose to be this slow burn thing but Feyre seemed to take to Tamlin right off the bat. There wasn't a lot of fighting him, she takes her from her home and she wonders what he looks like under the mask since what she sees so far looks pretty decent. Tamlin doesn't resent Feyre as much as many other Beast reincarnations resent their Beauty. The sex in A Court of Thorns and Roses doesn't bother me and it's pretty tame and generic 'vanilla' as far as sex goes, so I wouldn't go as far to say that you'd be subjecting your teenagers to vulgar material where morals are loose and the women/men are looser. The attempt to make Feyre more 'experienced' felt shoehorned in with the introduction of what I'd think is an attempt at a Gaston character, but nothing comes out of it. He's just there for the sole purpose for Feyre to gain sexual experience from to avoid any potential slut or virgin shaming. Just my take on it, sorry if that's not what the narrative was trying to imply. A Court of Thorns and Roses reads like a more put together Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms and I can see why people would jump ship from one series to the other. Sarah J Maas doesn't treat her audience like idiots though she does seem to cater to fans whims a lot. A Court of Thorns and Roses doesn't really add anything new to The Beauty and The Beast lore nor does it detract from the source material. Fans of The Beauty and The Beast and SJM's other series would be all over this as it's really not a bad read at all.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXTRAORDINARY! My favorite series in the whole world! Don't even read the sumary or any reviews, jut buy this book RIGHT NOW and READ IT!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This series is without a doubt my absolute favourite! This book is amazing and totally I loved it but I do have to agree that the second one is ten times better.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 2nd book is way better Fast-paced and intriguing.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing An amazing novel; perfect retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Also good to read because of the new Beauty and the Beast movie!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow An enthralling first novel to a fantastic triology
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!!!! An amazing sequel to the authors best series. The first book was great but this sequel is on a whole other level of awesome
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A joy to read and over too soon! This book has a similar theme to beauty and the beast but has its own magical take and characters who grow. I couldn't wait to dig into the next book and I can't wait for the third!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This was so interesting and well written.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book!! This is a must read! Would definitely recommend this book to everyone
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised This book brought me out of a reading slump. Loved it!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retelling of Beauty and the Beast I fell in love with this book! I picked this book up on a Whim and wasn't expecting to fall in love with the world Sarah J Maas created, it was mostly to pass time but then I soon realized I had completed the book in two days!!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best read of the year. Absolutely LOVED it. To say it was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast already sounds good enough for me to pick it up, but this book is much better and beyond my expectation. If you are a fan of romance and AY fantasy, this is the book for you!!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I love his writing style. Literally could not put the book down. the characters were interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed this series and cannot wait to read the others.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thorns And Roses I gave this book a try but don't think I'll pursue other books like it. Not my style of writing.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unpopular opinion time I was super excited for this book for a very long time. I love "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" and "Beauty and the Beast," and "Tam Lin," while not a favourite of mine, is still interesting. Those are the three fairy tales that ACOTAR is supposed to be based on. The book blurb was intriguing, too. But I'm really disappointed with the way this book turned out. I'm going to do my usual list thingy to point out the reasons it fell short for me. 1) Let's start with language. This is a medieval-flavoured fairy tale fantasy, and I feel like the language should match up with that to maintain the atmosphere. It did for the most part, except for occasional bits of dialogue. The characters kept throwing around words like "shit" and "balls." I say words like this a lot myself, so it's not like I have anything against them, but in this context, the words just sounded out of place. At one point, Lucien says (quite seriously I might add) "from the shit fires of hell." I thought to myself "Did I seriously just read that?" It sounded so stupid. Not tough or serious at all. Also, there was an overuse of the phrase "lethal and immortal." Yes, these creatures are lethal and immortal. We get the message. We got it the first time. Another overuse: Feyre constantly saying that she wanted to/could/could never paint something she was observing. 2) The story took way too long to come to action. The beginning had some, and that made me anticipate more, but what ensued was a boring love story that I felt no connection to. I didn't feel the emotional chemistry between Feyre and Tamlin. And there were eye-roll-worthy scenes, like when Feyre and Tamlin stripped down to their undergarments to swim in a pond and they kind of just stood there checking each other out. How original. 3) Plot-related: Before Feyre had to go fight for Tamlin, she ever so narrowly missed saving Tamlin from his curse. The conditions for breaking the curse were so specific that they hardly made sense and yet she almost, ALMOST met them. This part of the story was the least believable for me. I was going to finish the trilogy anyway, but now I know that the trilogy is actually going to be a much longer series, so I think I'm out.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Love this series, although the Throne of Glass series will always be my favourite this plays a close second!!
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this series more than anything!! All time favorite series ever!!! Anything by sarah j maas is really good in general. This world is very interesting and you will fall in love with the characters (just wait until the second book, it only gets better) :)
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Absolutely adored this novel! It was very capturing and kept you on the edge of your seat! I can't wait for the third book to be released!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Another fantastic book from Sarah J. Maas. She never lets me down. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First novel This was very well written and captivating.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly reccomend I really enjoyed this book! Love how it was a beauty and the beast reselling but with a twist!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from meh.. 3.75 stars maybe?? Okay this book wasn't horrible, but I didn't love it. It's not that nothing interesting didn't happen but when it did, it couldn't keep my attention. And Feyre bothered me so much sometimes..all the characters tell her not to do something, FOR HER OWN SAFETY, and what does she do?? SHE DOES IT ANYWAYS!! And I feel like there should have been some major cliff hanger, it kinda ended as if there's no other book after this one. Although there was a lot...A LOT.. of stuff that bothered me, I also sorta enjoyed it and I'll definitely give the next book a shot...hopefully the next book is better
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A REAL Page Turner!!!! I couldn't put this book down!! Amazing and well-written. It will have you reading till the very last page and then wanting more!!!
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I absoloutley love this book and every thing about it. The world the characters and the story line. I love Sara's writing and its definitely a great fantasy.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from <3 Definitely a book that needs to be read from front to back!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book the book is action packed and amazing
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointment I love the Throne of Glass series and beuty and the beast, so I was really looking forward to this book, I was highly disappointed. I found the romance to be cringe worthy. Some parts of the story had potential but large parts were just boring.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not perfect but still very enjoyable The first half of the story was mellow and romantic and nice but the second half I like much better because it was much more fast paced and had darker elements. The second half I found much more interesting than the first because there was a clear plot and tons of action. Overall an easy and enjoyable read
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FOR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST LOVERS It's like beauty and the beast but with a lot of heroine action and it's just overall a really great read. Once you get into it there's literally no stopping.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a series!!! Sarah J. Maas weaves a fantasy like no other!! LOVE this book and all the books that follow!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read This book is really cool, especially because of the beauty and the beast twist it has. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy with a touch of romance.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense A great start to this series it was wonderful
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book Just finished reading this book..what a fantastic read...a truly fabulous author ...picking up the next book right away. :)
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YESSSS!!! I love Beauty and the Beast. I love evil fairies! I love that this novel is inspired by something we how, and then turns it on it's head with characters that are fleshed out so well, you can feel them with you as you read! I have just discovered Sarah J Maas, and she's my new bag author! I would highly highly recommend this novel, and it's sequel, which is mind-blowing. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is a really slow read, but power through for the last 100 pages and the sequel It was kind of a chore to get through most of this book, honestly, but it got very exciting by the last 100 pages and the sequel is exceptional in comparison. Get through it if you can--you will be rewarded. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! So good I couldn't put it down. One of my favorite series.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read this novel struck me in a very personal way. Vivid characters, stunning imagery, and sparse, yet powerful prose make this book a must-read.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really GOOD! Loved this book and the writing is beyond amazing. Love the world Maas created as well. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO good I read this in two days, absolutely captivating.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised I wasn't exactly sure of what to expect. This isn't the type of book that I would usually go for. But I am SO glad that I did! One of my fav books, I finished it within the day, and I reread it a month later!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I pretty much went into this book blindly, though I'm not sure that was the best idea. It is good to know that this book is a very loose re-telling of the beauty and the beast. I was expecting a lot more action than what was given. I did like it though, and I've heard really great things about the sequel so I am looking forward to it!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kinda great The beginning was sorta dull and the middle mostly as well, but the ending was worth it which makes the whole thing a pretty decent book
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is hands down the best YA book I've read since Divergent came out! I absolutely LOVED it! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT I could not put this book down. I loved it and now cant wait to read the next in the series! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOWOWOW If you enjoy a good YA read, this is one for you. Finished it within 24 hours! Great character development, wonderful plot. 10/10!!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not What I Expected This was SO much better than I thought it would be. I thought that the characters were great, and the plot was fun and interesting (even if it felt very similar to other things I have read). I had heard so many bad things about this book, but the only thing I didn't like was the set up for the love triangle bologna in the next book.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The second one is SO much better but this is pretty fanflippingtastic to begin with Honstly, I felt for Feyre but also was kind of irritated at her for ages for being such a whiny princess b* after her start as an angry badass. She gets pretty great though and this is honestly just a fantastic book. She rediscovers her inner boss in a pretty epic and fatal way so don't despair at that middle section.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!!! ''A Court of Thorns and Roses'' is a great treat for lovers of Disney retellings. When I heard that this book was a modern fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast (my favourite princess and Disney movie ever!!!), I knew that I had to read this book. The beginning of the story was a bit slow for me. Gradually i wanted to know more about the plot and ended up speed reading, because it was just that good. I was hooked by the characters (especially Tamlin and Rhysand!!!), the setting and I honestly can't wait to read "A Court of Mist and Fury".
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from favoourite book REAAAAD THIS, AMMMAZZING. LOVE FEYRE
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! This book was my first Sarah J Maas read and I am now hooked! This story had a Beauty and the Beast feel to it, but with so much more. If you like romantic fantasy books, you will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great Did not love this. The last section of the book is what redeemed it for me. I'll probably continue on with the series at some point, knowing how much everyone loves the second book. Only like 2.5 stars for this first read though.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This was my first Sarah J Maas book and it definitely won't be my last. I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of getting lost in a good fantasy book. I didn't think I would like it as I'm not a huge fan of fairy novels, but I was completely blown away with this book.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) SARAH J MAAS HAS DONE IT AGAIN! An enthralling blend of fairytale elements in an awesomely original world with characters you can't help but fall in love with! A new favorite! wow. Just wow. This book was amazing! This was a solid start to this new series! I'm really interested to see where things go. I did find a few things to be a bit questionable, but I can't say what they are because HELLO SPOILERS.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ugh! This book, I just can't! This book...... is just truly amazingly beautiful. Sarah J. Maas did it again, she just creates wonderful worlds full of magic and its just hypnotizing. This book will not let you sleep, it will drag you into the world of faes and you are not coming back out until you finish the book. That's all I have to say about this book because words cannot express my love for it. I just can't wait for the next book!!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was good Good first book, but the main character got on my nerves quite a few times... D:
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book to pieces! Sarah J. Maas did it again and has wowed us with her imaginative mind and world building skills. The world of Plythine is very well created. She did an awesome job creating many magical creatures that made me fearful of all the bumps that sound in the night. I also loved the protagonists attitude and how she didn't care if her mouth got her in trouble; she wanted to be heard and so she spoke her mind. Overall, a must read and a book that is in my top ten!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Another great series by Sarah! I loved every second of it. The characters grew on me with every chapter, while also the plot opened my eyes to see things differently than meets the eye.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thrilling I took me forever to pick up this book, but I'm glad I finally did. It's a unique spin on Beauty and the Beast. The story was captivating, and the characters were extremely well developed.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from lukewarm intro but the sequel is awesome very typical fantasy romance tropey setup, picks up towards the end a bit. The sequel is well-worth it so read this one to follow the rest of the series.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great writing I sat down for a few hours to read and ended up getting through this book in 20 hours (including sleeping!). Sarah J Maas is a great writer who draws you quickly into her stories and gets you invested in her characters. Looking forward to the second book.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vivid, exciting Read through this in a weekend and loved every moment of it. It's a compelling tale that draws you in and keeps you there. The world is detailed and vast, and the characters are nuanced and real. This one is worth a re-read.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fairytale with a twist this book was unique in terms of the setting/world and the creatures that lived there - as is sarah's specialty.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I loved the world, characters and plot from start to finish. Incredible character development.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You have to read this book! Sarah J Maas has really outdone herself. ACOTAR is such an amazing book! The characters are so interesting and the action keeps you on the edge of your seat. Great set up for a a great fantasy trilogy!
Date published: 2017-01-05

Editorial Reviews

"A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious. Absolutely spellbinding." -Alexandra Bracken, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author"Simply dazzles. . . . the clamor for a sequel will be deafening. . . . Maas' Throne of Glass series has been a smash hit. . . this new series is primed to follow in its footsteps." -starred review, Booklist"Readers will find the author's trademark blend of action, romance, and witty banter as well as a sexier, edgier tone. " -School Library Journal"Sarah J. Maas delivers what may be her best work to date. . . . Enchanting, spellbinding and imaginative. . . . The world-building is stellar, as only Maas can imagine it." -USA Today"Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed!" -The Huffington Post"[T]he sexual tension and deadly action are well-supported by Maas' expertly drawn, multidimensional characters and their nuanced interpersonal dynamics. . . . Sexy and romantic." -Kirkus Reviews"Elements from 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon,' the myth of Persephone, and the legend of Tamlin are seamlessly interwoven with clever allusions." -BCCB"A dazzling world, complex characters and sizzling romance." -RT Book Reviews"A well-developed world. . . . [Feyre's] grit and boundless loyalty demand that her foes--and readers--sit up and pay attention." -Publishers Weekly