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Review: A Court of Thrones and Roses

Boo! Happy Halloween my lovely followers! Today I’m going to be reviewing the first two novels in the A Court of Thrones and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas.

So far I’m digging these books, I can’t wait for the next one!

A Court of Thrones and Roses
A Court of Thrones and Roses

A Court of Thrones and Roses by: Sarah J. Maas: The first novel in the series. Feyre has to pay for hunting in the woods, this is where she is taken into a magical land. Her captor is this known beastly animal named Tamlin, only he’s not so beastly, but a cursed fairy. Of course one thing leads to another, and the two can’t be separated, only they are, and Feyre must do everything in her power to free Tamlin. One thing after another happens in this novel, the reader can’t seem to keep up. This novel was highly intense with plots that just continued to break bounds. The novel never had a moment to really pause as everything was go, go, go, but that’s not a bad thing here. Maas’s writing is so well crafted that she knows how to tease her reader, and how to push their reading expectations. As much as it’s an unoriginal plot, Maas really made it her own with things like pacing, and her characters. Her characters were so dynamic, and well rounded. Maas made you hate the characters before you liked them, and that gave them personality. Here’s to hoping the rest of the series is this fierce.

A Court of Mist and Fury
A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury by: Sarah J. Maas: The second novel in the series, where plots seem to pick up where we left them in the first. Feyre is now back at the Spring Court living with Tamlin, only nothing is as it seems. She still has her deal with Rhysand, but things get complicated, as they are known to do. Plots definitely thicken in this novel, and so many surprises happen. When Rhysand becomes an ally to Feyre the reader is left a little speechless. We get to explore Feyre and Rhysand a lot more this novel, which was good for development. What this novel lacked was size; this novel took way too long to get to that ending. Just as the reader got to the ending they then began to crave more after coming out of pages that just didn’t feel needed. The middle of the novel was where it got wishy-washy. Sure Maas’s writing and plots were good and well thought out, but she spent too much time dwelling on plots that really took away from the overall story. The size aside, the plots were so good, when they didn’t drag; they kept the reader wanting to know where things were going. The actions of the characters also left the reader in shock. Maas knows how to write a highly thrilling, and surprising novel.

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