Author : Sarah J. Maas
Rating : 5 Stars!!!
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children's
ISBN : 1408857863 (ISBN13: 9781408857861)
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price.
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
Source : Goodreads
“I love you," I said, and stabbed him.”
Sarah J. Maas did another splendid work on making me feel so alive in another fantasy world. A Court of Thorns and Roses, as well you all know, is her another series other than The Throne of Glass Series. I actually had so much expectation on this one because there was too much rave about this. All over Twitter and Instagram, readers were all so giddy with Tamlin and Rhysand. And I was clueless about it. By the time that I dive in with the book, I easily adjusted myself to her another series. It was entirely new and I loved how these were all dwelled on me. It was a great advantage for me to continue the book.
I usually read a book whenever I commute to work. I wanted to keep myself busy instead of looking in a sea of faces every single day. What made me feel so ecstatic about A Court of Thorns and Roses is that, you will never notice how people move on and on. Every chapter was another scene that I wanted to indulge myself with. Feyre was all embodied with strength and fear and it wasn't the 'Belle' in the fairytales. She is entirely a broken piece of canvas I suppose. There were so much color in her mind and heart but it was all broken apart whenever she thinks of the state of her family. By the time that she encountered a Fae, she killed it without any hesitation. The kind of anger that she wanted to give when people took away the good and peaceful life that she once had. The huntress that was hungry to survive at the end of the day. It was more than just a pull of an arrow, there was a reason behind it. And I was curious at the beginning how that will trigger the actions of the characters. Turns out, it was enticingly addictive to read. I almost skipped a station when I was on my way to work. I just didn't noticed the entrance of Tamlin would be so much mysterious on me. The mask that he have, golden and inviting in everyone's eyes.
To point out more on her characters, they were all hiding their own sense of living and surviving. Tamlin was trained to become a High Fae by her father, the fae's who were beside him in the midst of war, he faced all of it. Yet, a deep pain pierced in his heart to see all of it. On the other hand, Feyre was basically what humans are intended to do. Survive the coming days with her family. But through all the pain that she had in order to acclaim the remaining days to survive, she was honed with fear. In a way that she knows might kill them someday.
The building of the Courts and basically the world of A Court of Thorns and Roses in exceptional. I was immensely impressed how Sarah J. Maas kept me up thinking what the Courts might possessed. And I really wanted to meet all the High Fae's in every courts. Every courts has their own skills and power, it was basically depending on the Season they were into. Like Autumn, Spring, Day and Night.
But what sets the key that made me loved this book is the test that Feyre had in order to save Tamlin. It was an act of love that she knows might kill her eventually and yet, she still went Under the Mountains for him. Emotions were all clashed inside the court and there were too much bloodshed. All of the characters showed no mercy throughout. They all fought for what they think is right and fair. It was a battle that my eyes been wanting in a book for quite a long time. A Court of Thorns and Roses ignites the war of power and love. It comes out with full of mystery and surprises. (And sexy times. HAHAHA!) Now, I am so eager to wait for its sequel A Court of Mist and Fury!