Saturday, October 10, 2015

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

i'm going to be honest. The only two things I knew about this book was that it was a beauty and the beast retelling and that fairies were involved. Now throughout reading this book, there was a lot of hype surrounding it in compared to Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series. So I went into this book with low expectations. I was surprised, i ended up enjoying it more than I thought i would. On to the characters, Feyre was an interesting character because most of what she does, she does to provide for her family. Also,the fact that the author chose to make Feyre illiterate, when she could have easily made her be able to read and write. I liked it because it showed an internal struggle in Feyre, she wants to learn it herself but she struggles with it. While I admire Feyre's courage, determination, and loyalty to her family. there were some parts that i felt could have been expanded more. For instance, the relationship between her and Tamlin it seemed that at some points of the book their scenes together felt rushed. Also, the sexual assault scene i did not like how it was handled. Basically, Tamlin tells Feyre not to come out of her room after dark, she does anyways, and he bites her neck. Next day, she feels that it's her fault and she starts to enjoy him doing that. I'm sorry but that does not do it for me. Attacking someone is not romantic, it's assault. I was willing to look her this because of the genre it's a fantasy. When it came to the curse, i was curious to see how they were going to set it up. The curse is not emphasized until the middle towards the end of the book. During this scene, Alis has the nerve to say to Feyre that she was stupid because he could have saved Tamlin. Um most of the first half of the book is her being told about the court, learning about Tamlin and the royal Court, having conversations with him. Not once did he ever mention the curse and Feyre didn't even know about it. So technically, it's their fault because Feyre didn't even know the curse exited. Overall, i liked the ending, it confused me a little bit because of the whole high fae thing. They briefly mention about how to become one, but they don't mention it again. (view spoiler)

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