Friday, October 2, 2015

Review and GIVEAWAY: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (#1)


Hiiii okay so I know my review is late.  By, like, 6 months.  But I wasn't going to pass up an opportunity to RAVE about how GOSH DARN BEAUTIFUL THIS BOOK IS.

I am basically crying over it every single day.  Every time I look at it on my shelf, I go into nostalgic mode and day dream about Tam and Feyre and Lucien and basically just weep over the perfection that is this book.

THIS. BOOK.

You all know how much I love Sarah, right?  Well, if you don't, you should look here and here and here.  I freaking adore her.  She's the best kind of person - in person and on paper and in writing and in story and just...I love her.  And apparently she can do no wrong, because ACOTAR was just as beautiful as I hoped.  Actually, more.

Feyra is kind of amazing.  And by kind of I mean A LOT AMAZING.  She rocked my socks off.  Her character, the ways she was brave and the ways she faltered, and OMG the fact that she couldn't read...  Everything about her set up an excellent story.  I mean, she was the story.  She drove it.  That's how I like my characters, and that's how Sarah writes them, so obviously we get along very well.

I loved Tam and Lucien equally for different reasons.  TAMLIN YOU BEAUTIFUL BEASTIE.  I adored Tam and his gorgeousness and his quiet side and his ferocious sexy side.  And then Lucien was just a BLAST.  His eyes, his hair - everything about him was a magnet.  There are two scenes in particular that I'm thinking about...  One, when Lucien shouts something very important at the last second during a very intense moment (you know the one) and a certain kiss of Tam's at the end that involves smeared tattoos (also, you know the one).  Both were key to the story and character development, and I think they are in, like, my top five favorite moments in the book.  Period.

Anyway.  I'm so excited to see where Sarah's going with this trilogy, because SO MUCH IS HAPPENING and yet, even still, it was such a satisfying ending?

ALSO, THAT CLIMAX, THOUGH.  BASICALLY THE LAST 1/3 OF THE BOOK WAS JUST A MASSIVE STORM OF CRAZY.  AND IT WAS THE COOLEST CRAZY I EVER DID SEE.

More than anything I want to know what THE HELL is up with Rhys.  He terrifies me.  I am not attracted to him in any way whatsoever, but he does intrigue me.  Mostly he just scares me, though.  I don't want him to come between Feyre and Tam.  GO AWAY YOU BLACK SNAKE, YOU.

*ahem*  And that is all.  (Otherwise I will start raving about all the spoilers and you definitely don't want that.)  BASICALLY - if you haven't read this yet, you are obviously not living your life right.  Now, shoo!  Make haste to the nearest bookstore!

Actually, because I'm so nice, I'm just going to do a Giveaway.

ENDS FRIDAY THE 29TH, OPEN INTERNATIONALLY.  MUST BE 13 OR OLDER TO ENTER.  HAVE FUN.  ETC.  GO GO GO!


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SYNOPSIS

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it... or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.


CONTENT

The sexy times in this book are strong and intense and *phew*.  There is one sex scene and several very sensual scenes/implications.  I do not categorize this book as YA at allllll.  It's definitely NA.  I would just barely give it to my 18-year-old sister, who doesn't like content in the books she reads if she can help it.  So just beware when you read it.


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