A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Fantasy, 419 pages, published in 2015

After killing a wolf in the woods, an unexpected guest shows up at Feyre’s cabin – a faerie enraged that she killed his friend, a faerie who was in the form of a wolf. In order to save her family from harm, she agrees to go with this faerie back to the faerie lands to pay the price for the life she took.

Spoiler Free Review:


This was a reread for me, one I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time. I was a little hesitant because I wasn’t sure if I would like this as much as I did the first time, but I think I enjoyed it even more!

There is just something about Sarah J. Maas’s writing that pulls me right in. I read 80% of this book in one day, something that I haven’t done in a long time. I think technically her writing isn’t the best because there are a lot of awkward and abrupt sentences, but the way she tells a story is so addicting.

This book is a perfect mix of fantasy and romance for me. I love any type of fae setting as well.

I think the one thing that makes this book not perfect for me is how rushed the second part of this book is. The events that happen at the end could have been expanded on a lot more and even been incorporated into the series more. The first half of the book doesn’t really feel like it has much of a plot, so it feels like its all pushed in right at the end.

The first time around, I thought Feyre was fine, but this time, I liked her a lot. She has really complicated feelings about her family and seeing her deal with that was interesting. She wants to care for them, even if they don’t appreciate, and she loves them even if they are cruel to her. It was also interesting to see her guilt surrounding leaving her family. She can’t see that they are taken care of, so she just has to trust that they are and learn how to live for herself again.

I really, really enjoyed this reread, so I can’t wait to reread A Court of Mist and Fury, since it was my favorite the first time around.

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8 thoughts on “A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR #1) by Sarah J. Maas

  1. you seriously need to read the second book! that was my favorite out of all the 4 books that came out. 🙂

    glad you enjoyed this as well. 😁

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