A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Review

BowBowBow   Bow4/5 Ribbons

20161104_080218Let me start with saying this: I am VERY suspicious when it comes to hyped books. ACOTAR is and extremely hyped book. And so, when Debby from AlwaysBooking send me this one, I wasn’t really sure whether I should have low or high expectations before reading it, especially since Debby loves the second book of the series. I decided I wanted to start with no expectations at all ( which is almost impossible of course) and I started.

And I read, and read… And nothing seemed to really happen except for a mistreated girl looking after her ungrateful family. The setting ( the wall) kind of reminded me of GoT and the protagonist, Feyre the huntress, reminded me a little of Catniss from The Hunger Games. This might be a rude comment to make for some, but I couldn’t help but feel that the story wasn’t quite extraordinary at the beginning.

The writing took some time getting used to, but once I was familiar with Maas’s way of writing, it didn’t feel unnatural anymore. At the beginning I couldn’t get into the mood and setting because the writing set me off a bit. But I kept going because I knew there was something there that lots of people enjoyed …

As I was finished with about a third of the book, the plot got really interesting for me and I actually started to like Feyre and her new … acquaintances. As this is part romance, naturally she and a certain someone fall in love which was kind of obvious from the start, but I really liked how slow Maas built their relationship. Their interactions were always charming, magical and fun to read. I was happy for those two and yes, as I read about them a few butterflies found their way into my belly, too.

Those scenes really touched me whereas with some others, I really didn’t know what to think of those. But I felt like the right passages were rushed and the right ones narrated in detail. I enjoyed reading about the dangers Feyre had to face and the help she received was not overly romanticized for which I was extremely thankful.

I might have developed a little crush on Rhysand. I really hope that I will read more about him in the next book πŸ˜€

Even though the start was a little rough, I liked how the characters developed, the romance was wonderfully magical and overall, I liked most of the characters. All of them had a certain job, no one was just there to fill in some blank space. Although I found the ending quite satisfactory, I still felt that the ending was kind of rushed. I can recommend this book to everyone who wants a good, fast read with some romance, action and some fearies πŸ˜‰

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Have you read ACOTAR ? How did you like it? What do you think about hyped books? Yay or nay? Let’s chat in the comments πŸ˜‰


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28 thoughts on “A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Review”

    1. Aw thank you πŸ˜„ But please don’t say that! I really like your posts! πŸ™‚
      I think I will pick up the next one soon. Maybe even this month. But there is soo much to do and read this month πŸ“š Did you read the second book?

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        1. Oh that would be so fun! Will you have time to read it in December? I have two books I need to finish before Christmas (together with a lot of deadlines and exams). So I couldn’t start it before after Christmas, and then I’ll be moving and then New Year’s happening. Hm…How about in January? Can you wait for that long?

          Sorry of this being a rant. I was writing and thinking at the same time^^

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        2. That’s perfect! I think I could manage to read it between christmas and the New Year bit January is fine as well! Would you like to start reading at the beginning of January? πŸ™‚


  1. Great review! I haven’t read this one yet because of how badly Throne of Glass let me down… but eventually I will read this series. I hear it’s a lot better than ToG series.

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  2. I want to read your review, but at the same time, I don’t want to read your review because I’m reading the book right now! I don’t want it to effect my opinions and I don’t want to spoil myself in any way. So I’ll just save this, for when I finish the book πŸ™‚

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        1. I just finished! Woohoo πŸ˜€
          I really agree with you that it was slow at the beginning, it started to get interesting after about 250 pages. The rest of the book was great! However, I wasn’t really a fan of Feyre and Tamlin together, and I don’t know why but I just didn’t really like it. I didn’t like Rhysand, but I do think he’s a really interesting character, so I’d love to read more about him.
          The ending felt really like the end, so I have no clue what is supposed to happen next…

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        2. Feyre and Tamlin, well, I would have liked her to be with Rhysand because I like his playfulness. He is so dangerous 😍 haha I’m hopeless when it comes to these things. I’m as clueless as you are, but we’ll find out soon πŸ˜‰

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        3. I can’t really make up my opinion of Rhysand, but I don’t think I’d like it if Feyre and Rhysand were together (although I do suspect that it’ll happen)

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        4. I think it will happen at some point and it might not be meat to last..
          Rhysand is an extremely queer figure and I think or I hope that we will see how deep a character he is in the 2nd book. I thinks he has a lot of potential hah. Which character did you like most?

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        5. I don’t know… I really don’t. I liked Feyre a lot in the beginning but not so much at the end, and then maybe Lucien, but I don’t know… I didn’t really connect to any of the characters. Rhysand is your favourite?

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  3. I tend to end up reading hyped books way after the hype train has left the station. Mostly because I’m always a few years behind on everything (accidentally the opposite of a hypster?). I get bored and think, hey you know what I should read? That book everyone was talking about a few years ago. Lol

    I haven’t read any Sarah j mass books yet. I’m almost certain I will end up reading them (at least the first in the series) at some point though.

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    1. Jessica, I’m just like you. I usually don’t read very hyped books during the hype except for when sb thursts them into my bookish face or I’m actually interested in the plot. But I really didn’t regret reading this one πŸ˜‰

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  4. I haven’t read this book yet but I have had a bad experience with SJM’s works. Reading this review made me kind of want to pick up ACOTAR since I haven’t actually tried this one yet… but I have a feeling I wouldn’t like it. The fear of missing out is real, though. 😫

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    1. Haha then you should give this one a go πŸ˜‰ You can probably find it in your library πŸ˜‰ I think I said it already, but if you keep reading for a few chapters, the story gets really interesting πŸ™‚


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