Long time no see, right? More on that soon but meanwhile…
In honour of the upcoming publication of A Court of Frost and Starlight I decided to reread one of my all time favorite series and to finally write and share my thoughts with you.
A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in the series and it introduces us to the world of Prythian , a world full of magic and also one that borders with the human world. Feyre is the youngest daughter of a family that has fallen from grace and lost all its fortune and the nineteen year old has the weight of her world on her shoulders. A sacrifice leads to the two worlds meeting and the Beauty and the Beast tale comes to life. Feyre’s captor the mighty lord Tamlin captures her and claims her as a blood debt, while hiding a mighty secret. Over time, they develop feelings for each other and the fall of the last petal of the rose turns Feyre’s life into one of mysery and torture as the evil queen Amarantha wants to keep the lands of Prythian under her vicious rule.
What I loved about this book is that even as human Feyre’s spirit never faltered. She gave all even when there was a serious chance that death would follow. She risked her life for someone that she loved knowing that it might as well be over for her but at least the land would be free. To a degree, Feyre reminds me both of Tris from Divergent and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. Of course, I am always for positive female characters and Feyre’s character development in the series is phenomenal.
I am always very critical when it comes to the first book of a series but ACOTAR truly blew me away. I have shelved it as one of my all-time favorites and I would gladly keep rereading it.
I am preparing reviews for the other two books in the series so please don’t spoil for any new readers. Which character in the first book is your favorite?
A quote: “Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
My rating: 5/5 stars