Trigger Warnings: Drugging; Emotional abuse; Kidnapping; Manipulation; Murder; Physical abuse; Sex scenes; Sexual abuse; Sexual assault; Torture; Violence
A Court of Thorns and Roses perfectly kick-starts a new trilogy from Sarah J. Maas. It is set in the same mega-verse as Throne of Glass, meaning that characters could travel to through a Wyrdgate to get from Erilea (where the majority of the Throne of Glass series is set) to Prythian. This is a series that one of my friends has been begging me to read for over a year, and it was definitely worth the wait.
There is something so magical about Sarah J. Maas’ books. From the moment I started reading this book, I could definitely tell it was one of hers. All that I would say is that I forget how complex her plots always are, and it usually takes me more time to read her books than with other authors – but this does not detract from how amazing her books are. Throughout the book, she drops clues, like unanswered questions, that leave you wondering until the final chapters, where the solution is anything but what you could have expected.
Something that I did find quite amusing throughout was the mention of the Cauldron, as this forms part of my WordPress username (@hannahcauldron). I did quite like this book mentioning ‘me’, up until the end of Chapter 32, when the Cauldron was branded ‘ridiculous’. Oh, Chapter 32 was also the best chapter in the book! I do really like how this series is written from inside Feyre’s head, as this heightens her confusion and suffering throughout the book. This book is filled with unexpected twists that are heartbreaking to read. A Court of Thorns and Roses is gripping throughout, each sentence leading you further into the path of the story, before the explosive ending, which is typical of a Sarah J. Maas book. No matter what I want to read, I feel that there is something magical about each of her books, filled with every emotion and tense drama. The contrast between mortals and Fae also surprised me, as in Throne of Glass, they are not percieved as murderous, blood thirsty tyrants, but rather as powerful, immortal beings. However, it is learned that not all Fae are bad (with the exception of Amarantha!!!), so it feels like we are learning at the same time as Feyre about the magical realms of Prythian.
Overall, this is a series that I will definitely be continuing to read until it ends, you’ll never guess what my next three reviews will be! I recommend this book for Throne of Glass and Fantasy fans, this really is an amazing start to a new series.
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Thank you for reading my blog, my next review will be A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.