BOOK REVIEW #74 - A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
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.
“I love you,” he whispered, and kissed my brow. “Thorns and all.”
FINALLY, I got the chance to start this series. To say that I was dying to meet Rhysand would be an understatement. And the constant guessing of who he could be was exciting as well as exhausting. Now, I’m ready for ACOMAF.
A single hunt for surviving uncovered the dangerous world. To become the play thing for the creatures, whose name itself causes the blood run cold was not at all easy. The primal instinct when you somehow came within the fifty mile radius was to run the hell out of there. But for her family, Feyre was bounded to shut off that instinct and lock those thoughts around the corner of her mind. What would happen when she understood the political affairs of those immortals and the disease that will soon spread to her human world too? Everything is in danger and what part she needs to play to save her family?
The detailed description of every single thing tired me out sometime. The colorful horizon that spread out the world was the beauty that everyone will sure devour it. And the places you could find only on immortal world were beyond beautiful. I don’t have the artistic eye as Feyre but I know how rare it was to find. You will never know whether to run or to embrace when you see the things beyond the glamour.
Even among the immortals, there are some creatures which are so ready to devour you when they got their hands on you. So unless you have some High Lord at your beck and call, don’t wander alone. Your human sense alone will betray you. And no matter how curious you are, just don’t do anything which the High Lord specifically requested not to.
Though the plot was very much appreciated and admired, I was not invested into it yet. Maybe the next book will make me? I’m not sure though. And sure, I liked the characters. But there is no one who particularly caught my attention. I’m so sad about that. The twists in the story were definitely brilliant and yet not surprising enough. Some interesting events happened which kept me on edge especially when a cruel bitch came to grace the world with her evil power.
On the whole, an interesting start for a series.
MY RATING: Acceptable