Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young adult fiction, retelling, fantasy.
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Yay or Nay: YAY!
Movie adaptation: Not yet... *Distant sobbing*.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5. It's a screech-worthy book of... EVERYTHING.
Synopsis: Huntress Feyre, the sole provider of her poverty-struck family, spends hour upon hour trying to track down animals to slaughter. Living in a world divided into fierce and blood-thirsty faeries and humans, Feyre is brought up told never to wander anywhere near the faerie region. When Feyre slays a mysterious looking wolf out in the woods, little does she know that she will have to face the consequences later. As Feyre falls deeper into a new world, she unveils secrets and feelings. Feelings she never thought she would experience.
Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses definitely impressed me. While it was the usual love, betrayal and action story, it featured some mind-blowing twists and turns. LIKE JEALOUS EVIL QUEENS. Who doesn't love a jealous evil queen? Also, writing. Sarah J. Maas is the ultimate Old English-y writer. The words dissolve right off the pages. SUCH INTRICATE SORCERY. How does she do it?
What I personally loved about ACOTAR was the amount of thinking I had to do. In the form of riddles, tasks, plot twists, or just serious 'OH, NO. THAT DId NOT HAPPEN' moments. I couldn't put it down. I was lost between its pages. Yes, I screamed at anyone who dared to interrupt me... I'm so cruel, I know. *Smiles innocently*.
But was it flawless enough to contain zero imperfections? Or flawless enough for them to be overlooked? Alas, no. I scrutinise books like as if my life depends on it, ACOTAR was under the same scrutinity. The flaws aren't massive, you may let out the breath you are holding. They were tiny. What were they, you ask? Let me explain...