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A Court Of Thorns And Roses – Sarah J Maas

She stole a life.
Now she must pay
with her heart.
 
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Feyre is a huntress.
 
She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price . . . 
 
Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captors’s body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked  – but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre’s feelings for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she’s been told about his kind, wicked shadow grows. 
 
Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose
her heart forever. 
 

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This edition was published by Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015
I purchased my copy of ACOTAR when it was first released, and tragically put it off until some of my great bookish friends demanded I read this book. After buying the sequel, I decided to give this Beauty and the Beast retelling.
Initially, ACOTAR took a good hundred or so pages to fully grab my attention (although, having five assignments due did take away from my reading experience), but once I got used to Maas’ writing again, I couldn’t put this book down. I was constantly going back and forth with those who read it to express how I felt and how certain situations confused me and whatnot, and thankful, most of my opinions were similar to others.
When beginning this book, I was expecting a Beauty and The Beast retelling, and this book was anything but that. Although there were some similar themes, i.e. Tamlin, The Curse, the Father. This story was so much more than that, and had me second guessing characters, and helplessly willing for certain situations to end my way.
I gave this book a five out of five.
For the steamy hot romance, and the ridiculously well thought out plot, and countless epic fight scenes. I can’t express how pleasantly surprise I was by this book, and how thankful I am that I grabbed A Court Of Mist and Fury before I began ACOTAR.
If you haven’t read this book
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