A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah Maas

2 stars. YA Fantasy/Romance

I really wanted to like this book. It has fantastic reviews. But alas no.

I think it’s retelling of Beauty and The Beast. But with Fae. I’m not certain though.

Feyre is doing some hunting. Kills a wolf. Has to go to Faerie to pay for it. I didn’t understand this. She was super resentful about going. And everything in Faerie was mysterious and secretive. And then I couldn’t read anymore.

My biggest issue? Feyre. She has a martyr complex. You know – her family treats her like crap (they’re just sort of sketches of shitty humans) but she’s constantly sacrificing and never standing up for herself. So we were off to a badddddddd start. Then she just up and goes to Faerie with some guy. And makes like 90000 dumb ass plans to get back. And then gives up on that and hangs out.

This felt as if someone asked a 17 year old girl to write a faerie romance. It was simply written. It had all the necessary ingredients. It overflowed with secrets that added nothing to the story. It’s the perfect outline of a book I’ve read 50 times.

For a little while I wanted to know what happened next. But it felt like I was reading the same stuff over and over and over again. Feyre is a victim. Feyre plans to fight back. Feyre gives up plan. Everybody keeps secrets. AND REPEAT.

I have another book by this author. One in a different series. But lately I’ve been reading some really tight dark writing. I’m not in a good place to be forgiving so I’m going to walk away from Ms Maas. Maybe another time.


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