A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Jennifer Ikeda did a magnificent job of narrating this amazing audiobook! When I say I could not rip myself away from this 16 hour saga; I kept finding ways to keep listening because I just had to know what was happening to Feyre (human) wisked to a faerie court by the very scary wolf (Tamlin) who "imprisons" her in his world because she killed one of his huntsmen, Andris and "The Treaty" gave him the right to take her away from her human world to live in Prythia with the immortal faeries and fae. But this story is so so much more! There are lies, secrets, death, romance, magic, gore (and so much more) and it became so gripping to me to find out why Feyre who is a skilled huntress is constantly called a "stupid" human by Tamlin & those who live with him. It becomes very evident as the story progresses that the reader and Feyre must really listen and not believe everything said because all is as it seems. This definitely was a beauty and the beast type story for me but this is just a back drop to the violent world of the courts and the wicked female leader who is brutal, intent on killing and maiming faeries and fae. Sometimes I had to stop listening- what was happening to Feyre, Lucian, and Tamlin (and others) was pure hell so I would take a break - but then I couldn't stand it any more and I had to know!!! I definitely see this as a crossover book- adults will LOVE this as well as YA. All I can say is, I can't wait for the second book and I will listen to that as well. Just a little aside- this is my FIRST Sarah J. Maas book. Now I am going to begin the Throne of Glass series!
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