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Synopsis:

“She stole a life.

Now she must pay with her heart.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only 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 Feyre 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 over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre mus find a way to stop it…or doom Tamlin-and his word-forever.”

Review:

Once again, Sarah J. Maas has blown me away.

After reading her Throne of Glass series late last year, I had very high expectations going into this series. Unsuprisingly, I was not let down by it at all.

First of all, this was a beautiful retelling. This book is a retelling of Beauty and The Beast. I thought it was done very well. I loved how much the author stayed true to the original fairytale. When I read a retelling (which I honestly don’t read a lot of), I want it to stay true to the original story as much as possible. Thankfully, this happened to do so.

I think Feyre was a great main character. I really liked reading from her perspective. Seeing everything that was going on through her eyes. She had a great personality and I thought that overall, she was someone that I want to know more about. I also loved the side characters in this book. Sarah J. Maas has written fantastic side characters in pretty much all of her books. They are written so well that you really want to have them have their own book or novella just all about them.

As far as the romance aspects of this book, I’m not sure what to think at this point. There was something about the romance between Tamlin and Feyre that I didn’t like. There’s just something about Tamlin that makes me not trust him at this point. As far as Rhysand, I liked him better as a character than I did Tamlin. I could see him forming more of a relationship with Feyre than anyone else. At this point, I’m conflicted on the romances in this series but it will be interested to see what happen in the next book.

My favorite part of all of Sarah J. Maas’ book is by far the plot. She just has a fantastic way of setting up the plot. Like I said earlier, this story stayed true to the original fairytale that it is based off of (which was my favorite aspect). I loved the the setting. The world of the Fae is just plain amazing. There was the perfect amount of action, even though it did feel rushed at some points. Overall is just was amazing.

Overall, this was an absolutely fantastic read for me. By far, one of my favorite books I have read so far this year. If you guys haven’t picked up this series or her Throne of Glass already, please go do so. (I have reviews for the entire Throne of Glass series up here on the blog if you want to here more of my thought on those books). The third book in this series comes out in just a couple of weeks so I know that as soon as I’m done with the second book, I am going right to my local Barnes and Noble and picking it up!

RATING 4.5/5

 

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