The breathtaking start to a seductive high-fantasy from New York Times bestselling author of Throne of Glass series.
No mortal would dare venture beyond the borders of their world to Prythian, a forbidden kingdom of faeries. But Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill, and when she spots a deer being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. Killing the predator comes at a price though – her life, or her freedom.
Dragged to Prythian, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, the faerie lands becomes an even more dangerous place.
This story begins with us getting to see into the life of Feyre and her family. She's the only one who works for the food they have. If she didn't they would starve. The times they live in are dangerous, and fear of the Fae are forever lurking in the back of everyone's minds. But when Feyre makes a hard decision about killing a wolf and it comes back to haunt her, things start to change for her. Her whole world as she knew it gets turned upside down, and now she's not sure who the bad guys are or not.
A Court of Thorns and Roses was really good. It was almost like a very odd type of beauty and the beast type of story. I truly adored the hero and heroine, even though at times they both sort of frustrated me. But the end was a huge surprise. I couldn't believe everything that happened. Now, I'm very much looking forward to the next one.
This story had me captivated right from the start. And I couldn't seem to put the book down. I loved this world that the author created, and I want more.