THE FIRST BOOK IN THE BESTSELLING SERIES AND A TIKTOK SENSATION
'With bits of Buffy, Game Of Thrones and Outlander, this is a glorious series of total joy' STYLIST
Feyre is a huntress. And when she sees a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she kills the predator and takes its prey to feed herself and her family.
But the wolf was not what it seemed, and Feyre cannot predict the high price she will have to pay for its death...
Dragged away from her family for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding even more than his piercing green eyes suggest.
As Feyre's feelings for Tamlin turn from hostility to passion, she learns that the faerie lands are a far more dangerous place than she realized. And Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
Sarah J. Maas's books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into 37 languages. Discover the tantalising, sweeping romantic fantasy, soon to be a major TV series, for yourself.
When 19-year-old Feyre kills a wolf in the borderland forest between the human world and the faerie kingdom of Prythian, she unknowingly breaks a wary truce and must repay the murder with her life. Tamlin, the shapeshifting Fae who comes to collect, offers Feyre a way out: spend the rest of her days on his lands in Prythian. She reluctantly agrees, leaving her starving family behind for the deceptive luxury of the faerie world. As Feyre begins to accept and even enjoy her new surroundings, not to mention the attentions of her host, she learns that the faerie world is crumbling under a blight that robs people like Tamlin of their magic and lets monsters roam free. Maas (the Throne of Glass series) draws themes and plot points from several fairy tales, fueling a well-developed world and complex relationships. The gruesome politics and magical might of the Fae may seem to leave Feyre hopelessly outmatched, but her grit and boundless loyalty demand that her foes and readers sit up and pay attention. Ages 14 up.
Once it’s got you, it won’t let go
I had a couple of goes at reading this. I just couldn’t get into it and gave up, unimpressed. But someone urged me to give it another go so I went back with a more open mind and soon I was completely immersed in the courts and challenges. And I couldn’t stop. I’ve just finished the second book and probably won’t come up for air until I’ve finished the next. It’s definitely slow to get started and doesn’t quite feel right in the beginning, but that’s because Feyre has only discovered the tip of the iceberg that is her destiny. Once she realises her true path, you happily fall among her ranks and march to the beat of her drum. So if you’re struggling with this book, I’ll give you the same advice someone gave me. Keep going. It will be worth it. I promise.
Not hugely original but an enjoyable read
Beauty and the beast meets every faerie book ever written. Very readable and easy to pick up and devour in a day or so.
Such a creative narrative.
Complex plot with creative characters and depth of context. 🏼