By Sarah J. Maas

Are you a fan of re-tellings?  How about Beauty and the Beast?  If you’ve answered “yes” to both of these questions, then this book should pique your interest!

A Court of Thorns and Roses follows a young huntress named Feyre, who is trying to provide for her sisters and her disabled father.  Her village lives in fear of the Fae, who reside just over the border in a land called Prythian.  The Fae have oppressed and hunted humans for as long as Feyre can remember; even going so far as kidnapping those who venture too far into the forest that borders the village. During one of her hunting missions, Feyre encounters a wolf and kills it, not knowing that it was actually a shape-shifting Fae in disguise.  Her actions summon the wrath of a Fae high lord, who comes to claim her life as payment for the one she took.  Thus begins Feyre’s journey of bravery, self-discovery and sacrifice that will leave you begging for the next installment.

This book has a little bit of everything: adventure, action, romance, magic.  The main characters are strong and Feyre fits the bill as a strong female heroine.  The world Maas creates within this book is stunningly beautiful; there are multiple changes in scenery, each with it’s own interpretation.  This is no ordinary re-telling; Maas takes the classic tale as old as time and turns it on its head, creating a wonderful story with characters that you’ll fall in love with.  This book is easily my favorite read of 2015 and I recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy!

You can find this book in our catalog here!

The sequel, A Court of Mist and Fury, is also available through our catalog here.

Lax Literarian


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