A Court of Thorns and Roses Review

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1

Genre: Fantasy

Heat Rating: 🔥🔥


I have to preface this review by stating that I took a very long time to pick up my copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR). A friend had gifted me a copy so that I would have it for a buddy read, but I totally put it off. I honestly didn’t think that this series would be one that I would enjoy. I’ve slowly been reading more fantasy romance this year, but I definitely thought this was more suspense and not necessarily romance so I didn’t pick up my copy. But I was totally proven wrong! This was romance, it was suspense, it was a little bit of everything and I’m so glad I took a chance and picked up my copy. So if you’re even slightly thinking about reading ACOTAR – don’t hesitate! I hope you’ll love it as much as I did!!


Feyre has had a hard life. She’s the only one in her family willing to venture out in to the forest and provide food for her family so that they can survive. Her two sisters and father live with her, but times have been tough. They definitely aren’t living as extravagantly as they once used to.

Beyond the forrest are Fairies and magic that Feyre tries to stay away from. These creatures on the other side are evil monsters or so legends say. When Feyre shoots and kills a wolf who is magical – a beast comes from the shadows to take Feyre as retribution to the other side of the wall.

Feyre immediately hates the beast who is also known as Tamlin. But the more she gets to know him, the deeper she begins to fall for him and this magical place known as Spring Court.

I can’t really go into more detail without giving away the rest of the plot, but I was immediately enthralled with this world. I loved all of the details and places that Maas takes us through A Court of Thorns and Roses. I could totally see this being turned into a movie. It was part Hunger Games, part Game of Thrones and just it’s own beautiful world.

A Court of Thorns and Roses was the perfect blend of intrigue, fantasy, romance and suspense all intertwined with one another. I’ve already bought the next book in the series and can’t wait to read it!

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