viernes, 15 de enero de 2016

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Historical
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children
Year: 2015
Ranking: 4,7/ 5


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.

The Author

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, the fourth book, will release globally on September 1st, 2015) and the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out starting May 5th, 2015). She currently resides with her husband and loyal canine companion in Pennsylvania. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing, and a minor in Religious Studies. Sarah is represented by Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.

Personal Experience with This Book

I decided to read this book because when I saw that was among the favourite readings of many Booktubers I watch I felt it was the time to read it. I had been putting it off because I hate waiting for other books in a series to be released. I do not like it and that is why did not want to read this book this soon but I felt it was calling me.

The story is extremely beautiful. I loved the way it is written. SJM’s writing style is amazing. I have no bad things to say about it. This woman has a fantastic way to describe her world. I love the way she wrote this story. Also putting together the world of the story of Beauty and the Beast and the world of fairies is just wonderful.

Feyre is a character who has many good things but also has some bad things. The girl is not perfect and that makes her more human. Feyre has grown in a very difficult environment and has endured many responsibilities that a child should not had. Her family situation is not the best and her sisters and her father do not help her so much in the house so, she has to practically take all the responsibility taking caring for her family.

Tamlin is the most beautiful little thing I have read in the world. Really, I fell in love deeply with this character. I would have done anything for him. His love for Feyre is so great and so beautiful. He wants to protect her by any means from everything bad that could happen to her. The romance between the two builds to a very good pace, not too fast nor slow, which I enjoyed.

Of the secondary characters, I must say that the one I liked the most was Lucien. He is not only intriguing but also has that hint of malice that I personally like very much. Rhys cause me trouble, because I know how the situation might turned into in the next book and I do not like it. He will be a huge problem for me. I just hope I am wrong and that SJM think well what to do with this character in the future.

This book contains everything I wanted to see on a Beauty and the Beast retelling. Each element was well thought out so, that you could see the resemblance, from the magic of the world to the curse roses. The only thing we had in this story that is somewhat different from the original is that Feyre cannot read – and Bella loves reading. However, we see her love for painting, which can be count as something equally characteristic of the character. I loved every word of this book. I gave it a 4.7 for one simple reason, the ending left me worried.

I recommend this book to the people who love Beauty and the Beast. People whom like Throne of Glass, because the story has a lot of that fairy world is so fond of SJM. Above all, who like stories that have not only romance, but also action, adventure and some sexual content - which is not much, but it is present.
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