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

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 grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.


You all already know that I am a big fan of SJM books. Last year I read entire Throne of Glass series and it’s little to say that I fell in love. I knew that I had to read A Court of Thorns and Roses ASAP but I had big reading slump for two months but here I am now. I read it really fast when you take into consideration that reading slump and that it took mi for two months to read two books.

What to say about ACOTAR? I don’t want to spoil the book to everyone so I won't talk about all things that happened in it. Did I love it? Yes, I did. But at the same time I ask myself, did I really? And I answer the same, yeah, I did love it but there is that strange weird feeling. Do you know what I mean? Let me try to explain it.

Maybe I expected a little bit more from SJM if you take into consideration a TOG series. If I read ACOTAR first I think I would be thrilled, but when I see now how capable SJM in writing is, then I know that this book is not her finest work (it’s just my opinion). In some points this book was a bit slow and the last hundred pages was fast forward to all of ideas that SJM had. Even though I loved the idea and all, I think she could write it better. And all that drama in the end? Huh, we saw drama in the end of Empire of Storms but here it was whole new level of drama. And it didn’t fit well. At least for me. While it was all interesting for reading and it was page turner I didn’t get that feeling of love between main characters. I just didn’t feel it. The passion was there in some point, but not love. Am I the only one that missed that feeling or what?

I am aware of the flaws of this book but I want to love it so I will love it cause this is SJM, and I’ll give it five star review and it will go on my favourite bookshelf but it won’t be on my best of the best books. I wouldn’t feel right. I hope that A Court of Mist and Fury will be better for me.