Read or Don’t: READ READ READ, don’t even borrow it. The author deserves to be paid maximum for this!
Every once in a while I read a book that wrecks me a little. Sometimes it’s sad, enlightening or opens my eyes to a political rage I didn’t know I had. A Court of Thorns and Roses wrecked me.
It wasn’t world view changing, or even a new topic. What Sarah J. Maas did, was break the rules. I love it when an author breaks the rules, even more when they do it and don’t go for the cheap shock value.
Feyre lives in a mortal land that borders a magical land. This magic is not the flimsy magic we so often find in literature. This magic land is robust and adult. The type of magic that makes you go “Oh my.” In so many wonderful and painful ways. Feyre is thrust into this land and finds herself in an enviable Stockholm syndrome parade.
This begins as a spin on the tale of Beauty and the Beast and that was great. Then, just when I thought the book was winding down (As so many novels do at this point) Maas flipped the tables and slapped me in the face. This is on my list of DEFINITELY READ. Do not pass go, do not even read another review until you read this book. I am deeply offended when I recommend this novel to someone and they don’t read it. Like, “Do you know how much time I put into finding great books?!”
End of general review, if you pass this point it’s probably got spoilers.
To be continued, my husband is staring at me while we’re at lunch because I’m typing furiously instead of ordering.