A Court of Thorns and Roses- A Book Review

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A Court of Thorns and Roses- A Book Review

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Book Summary

Feyre’s family wants to survive. Their survival rests in Feyre’s hands, because she is the only one capable of hunting. 

The world Feyre lives in stands divided in half by a wall. On one side lies the humans, but the other side holds powerful immortal beings called faeries. Although faeries come across as a myth, no human has ever dared to cross the wall and find out. 

One cold winter day, Feyre goes into the woods to hunt for food. She spots a doe in the distance and comes seconds from releasing the arrow, when a wolf attacks and kills the doe. Time stops as Feyre realizes a human’s greatest fear is now within feet of her. It is not a wolf, but a deadly faerie. 

Feyre cannot resist the new meal in front of her eyes, so she shoots it with an ash arrow. An arrow that will guarantee the death of a faerie. But, killing a predator so precious, comes with a price. 

Days later, Feyre is unwillingly taken across the wall, to the magical kingdom of Prythian for her murder of the faerie. Here, she comes face-to-face with her handsome captor, Tamlin. She quickly discovers that Tamlin is not an ordinary faerie, but he is the High Lord of the Spring Court. 

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High lords are the most powerful faeries. They hold lethal powers that are nearly impossible to defeat. Feyre doesn’t know whether this should make her more afraid or more intrigued. 

As time passes, her hatred and disgust toward Tamlin turns to passion and love. But her feelings are not the only thing that is changing. Something is happening in Prythian, something evil. The only one who can save all of Prythian is Feyre Archeron. If she cannot break the curse, she will lose everyone she grew to care about, including Tamlin. 

But remember, nothing in Prythian is as it seems. 

Personal Opinion 

I don’t even know where to start with this book. This book series is hands down my favorite. I went through every emotion while reading A Court of Thorns and Roses. I would go from being happy and hopeful to being on the brink of tears within a chapter. Each page I turned held suspense. One thing I loved about this book was that it was not predictable. Relationships, settings and characters change so much throughout the story. Nothing is truly as it seems in the Court of Thorns and Roses series. 

The suspense and thrill in this book is astonishing. I have never read a book like this one before. It really blows all other books away. Every character in the book has such a unique and incredible story, which kept the narrative so captivating. 

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I have never read a book like this one before. It really blows all other books away. Every character in the book has such a unique and incredible story, which kept the narrative so captivating. ”

— Lexi Goodrum

My favorite character is Rhysand. Unfortunately, I cannot say much about his character because he does not have a main role in the first book. But if you read the second and third book, A court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin, I think a lot of people will agree with my choice. 

As for the first book, I would have to say my favorite character is Feyre. I love her confidence, boldness and attitude. If Feyre Archeron wants something, she will do everything in her power to achieve her goals. She also doesn’t put up with being treated unfairly. She is a weak human in Prythian, yet she is able to make all of the strong invincible royals fear her. 

The most desirable trait about Feyre is her perseverance. It doesn’t matter how difficult life gets, she will always push through. The entire book series is filled with physical and emotional obstacles for Feyre. But, any challenge thrown at her, she will no doubt overcome. 

I could go on and on about this book. I highly encourage everyone read A Court of Thorns and Roses.  The time will be one you won’t regret! 

This book is currently in the Prosper High School library, and you can find it at any local Half Priced Books and Barnes and Noble. 

Leave a comment below with any book review suggestions. And if you read the book let me know your thoughts and opinions about it!