The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas.
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.
At least, he's not a beast all the time.
As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.
From bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a seductive, breathtaking book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into an unforgettable read.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The best romantic fantasy series aren’t just about heroes and villains—they’re about actions and consequences. The first book in Sarah J. Maas’ sexy Court of Thorns and Roses fantasy series begins with 19-year-old Feyre Archeron hunting in the woods one frigid winter day when she kills what she thinks is a wolf, but turns out to be a faerie. Exiled to the faerie world as punishment, Feyre is surprised to discover that her new home is full of dark beauty—especially if you count Tamlin, the extremely hot High Lord. Maas blends themes from classic tales like “Beauty and the Beast” into a story of steamy romance and high-stakes drama. We fell in love with Maas’ gorgeous and mysterious world and her sensual heroine who discovers she may have a major role to play in stopping the darkness that looms over both her own kingdom and the gorgeous Tamlin. As soon as we wolfed this fantastical adventure down, we were ready for the sequel.
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.
Finished it in 24 hours
Twilight meets Beauty and the Beast in a not so Disney version
This is, hands down, my favorite series of all time. The cleverness of weaving the lore of beauty and the beast into this first book, then the EFFORTLESS and BREATHTAKING expansion in the subsequent titles, is enough to make me full of every eloquent turn of phrase possible to describe the magnificent literary piece of art this book comprises. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Read it NOW and thank me later!
The. Best. Series
Just amazing. A must read. I’m on my fourth time reading it and will probably continue rereading it forever. It’s got everything and the most epic love story but not utterly predictable. Such an awesome storyline