A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES: 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’
A Court of Thorns and Roses is a new adult fantasy novel series by American author Sarah J. Maas, beginning with the novel of the same name, released in May 2015. The story follows the journey of mortal Feyre Archeron after she is brought into the faerie lands of Prythian for murdering a faerie, and the epic love story and fierce struggle that follows after she enters the fae lands.
Anyone who’s anyone has heard of this novel, so why not delve in and see what’s made this novel so famous amongst adult fantasy fans!
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About the Series
A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACoTaR) is a new adult fantasy novel by Sarah J. Maas spanning from 2015 – present.
In March 2021, it was announced that A Court of Thorns and Roses series had been opted for a television adaptation by 20th Television for Hulu. Ronald D Moore will produce the series alongside Maas. In an interview with The New York Times, Maas confirmed that she was developing the project with the writers and the showrunner as the executive producer of the adaptation.
The Series Includes:
The Original Trilogy:
- A Court of Thorns and Roses
- A Court of Mist and Fury
- Court of Wings and Ruin
The Sequential Trilogy:
- A Court of Silver Flames
- A Court of Frost and Starlight
Note, these may be subject to change!
A Court of Thorns and Roses
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.
A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first novel in the fantasy series of the same name, written by Sarah J. Maas. The book follows Feyre, a human girl living in a world where magic and faeries are very much real. Feyre’s family is in poverty, and she spends her days hunting to feed them. During one such hunting trip, she kills a faerie, which leads to her being taken captive by Tamlin, a powerful and handsome High Fae.
As Feyre adjusts to life in Tamlin’s court, she discovers that there is a blight threatening the faerie world. This blight, which is spreading from the neighboring kingdom of Prythian, is slowly killing off the land and its inhabitants. Tamlin reveals to Feyre that he has brought her to his court as part of a treaty between the humans and faeries. In exchange for her life, Feyre may have to stay with Tamlin for the rest of her life.
As Feyre spends more time in the faerie world, she begins to develop feelings for Tamlin, despite his initial coldness towards her. However, she soon realizes that there is more at play than just the blight, and she must use all of her wit and bravery to unravel the mysteries of Prythian before it’s too late.
Throughout the book, Feyre is forced to confront her own prejudices and biases towards the faeries, as well as her own fears and desires. She also encounters a number of other faeries, both good and evil, and must navigate the complex politics and power struggles of their world.
A Court of Thorns and Roses is a stunning novel that combines elements of romance, fantasy, and adventure to create a captivating and immersive story. Set in a world ruled by the Fae, the book follows the story of Feyre, a young human girl who lives in poverty and is struggling to survive in a harsh and unforgiving world. The title is a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
When Feyre kills a wolf in the forest, she attracts the attention of Tamlin, a powerful High Fae lord who takes her captive and brings her to his court. As Feyre spends time in Tamlin’s world, she begins to learn about the complexities of Fae society and the dangers that lurk in the shadows. But when an ancient evil threatens to destroy both the human and Fae worlds, Feyre must make a choice that will change her life forever.
One of the strengths of this book is the incredible world-building. Maas has created a rich and complex world that is filled with magic, mythology, and political intrigue. The world is vividly described, with lush descriptions of the landscapes, architecture, and cultures of the various Fae courts. The author has clearly put a lot of thought into the history and mythology of the world, and this adds an extra layer of depth and complexity to the story.
The characters in the book are also well-developed and interesting. Feyre is a strong and relatable protagonist who is fiercely independent and determined to survive in a world that has been unkind to her. Tamlin, the High Fae lord who captures Feyre, is initially cold and aloof, but he gradually reveals a more compassionate and caring side as he and Feyre grow closer.
The romance between Feyre and Tamlin is a highlight of the book. Maas has created a believable and passionate relationship between the two characters that develops slowly and organically throughout the story. The romance adds an extra layer of emotional depth to the book, and readers will find themselves rooting for the two characters to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.
Overall, A Court of Thorns and Roses is a well-written and engaging novel that will appeal to fans of fantasy, romance, and adventure. The book is filled with vivid descriptions, complex characters, and a thrilling plot that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Maas has created a compelling world that readers will want to revisit again and again, and this book is sure to become a favorite of fans of the genre.
What Others Are Saying
Court of Thorns and Roses is a fantasy novel that has received overwhelmingly positive reviews on Goodreads. Many readers praised the book for its world-building, characters, and plot. We absolutely adored it, but don’t just listen to us! There are thousands of readers around the world who are also singing its praises!
One reviewer writes, “Sarah J. Maas is a master of world-building, and she delivers yet again with A Court of Thorns and Roses. The world of Prythian is so vivid and imaginative, it feels like you could step into it at any moment.”
Another reader notes, “The characters in this book are so well-developed and complex. Feyre is such a strong, capable heroine, and Tamlin is the perfect romantic hero. I found myself rooting for them from the very beginning.“
In addition to the world-building and characters, many reviewers also praise the plot of the book. “The story is fast-paced and full of action. There are so many twists and turns, I couldn’t put the book down.“
Overall, the reviews on Goodreads are overwhelmingly positive, with readers describing A Court of Thorns and Roses as a “must-read” for fans of the fantasy genre. One reviewer sums up the book perfectly, saying, “A Court of Thorns and Roses is a beautifully written, immersive, and magical book that will keep you turning the pages until the very end.“
Our rating: ★★★★★
Frequently Asked Questions
How inappropriate is A Court of Thorns and Roses?
There is some mild language and violence, but nothing explicitly gorey. Mostly, there is a sex scene in chapters 27 & 46 and some questionable content regarding nudeness in the novel.
Is this novel a Love Story?
Without giving too much away, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for!
Is Court of Thorns and Roses on TV?
In March 2021, it was announced that the series had been opted for a television adaptation by 20th Television for Hulu. Ronald D Moore will produce the series alongside Maas.