A Court of Thorns and Roses Review

by Sarah J. Maas

Feyre Archeron, the youngest in her family, struggles to support her family after her father's last shipping vessel gets lost to the sea. She hunts near her town in the woods that are too close to the Fey Courts. The home to many races of terrifying and cunning Fey. The most powerful of all being the High Fey. They control almost limitless power in about every way you could imagine. She enrages one of them, and he takes her from her family to the Spring Court on the other side of the wall, a magical barrier that separates the tiny human world from the vast empire of the courts. She is terrified when she first comes to the court, but the fey that takes her turns out to be a quite the prince charming, but you must remember, to never trust the fey.

This amazingly detailed book has dystopian governments, romance, well-written characters, and just about anything you could ask from a fantastic fantasy novel. I can't go too far into talking about the dystopian governments and romance without my overbearing love for these books spoiling everything. What I can do is say why I think that the characters are so well written. When some authors have a character, we have the emotions, the backstory, the ending, etc. Usually, the most in-depth emotions are only for the main character, but Sarah J. Maas takes it to a whole new level. Every character in this book has an either beautiful, heart crushing, or terrifying backstory. Each one has their own faults and things that are fantastic and amazing in every way, and the author never lets a terrible trauma just get brushed off by any character, and actually lets them go through it and recover in real time, the way an actual person would. I have never been bored reading one of the books in this series. So if fantasy novels are your jam, buy this book today!

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