A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Sarah J. Maas


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Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from stories, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a firey passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose Tamlin forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606385480
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Series: Court of Thorns and Roses Series , #1
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sarah J. Maas is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling American young adult fantasy fiction author. She is best known for her debut novel and eponymous book series, Throne of Glass, which was published in 2012. The wildly successful fantasy series includes, in order thus far, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and Empire of Thrones. In addition, Maas has released five prequel novellas which were packaged into the collection book The Assassin’s Blade. The Throne of Glass series is fractured retelling of the fairy tale Cinderella, and in 2015 Maas launched a new series, A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy, a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 304 reviews.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am brand new to Maas’ work so I went into this with no expectations as to what to expect. I came out a huge fan. The world she crated was spectacular. There were intricate characters that left me rooting for even the questionable ones. Not to mention that storyline… that storyline was so much more than I was expecting. This isn’t just a story of how beauty met the beast. Oh no, this went above and way beyond that. I finished this book a few hours before writing my review and I was still reeling from it. I don’t even know what to say that would portray all the emotions that this book contains without giving away all the surprises within. Because after all, the surprises are what make the book amazing. I honestly was expecting just a love story. A story where Feyre (Fay-rah) is captured and forced to live with Tamlin in the Fae realm. Where Feyre is supposed to fall in love with Tamlin to break his curse and they live happily ever after. But oh no, Maas doesn’t just give you that story. She throws so much into the mix that you are left wondering how you will ever be able to read another book after you’ve finished. Okay, let’s start with the characters. Feyre is one of those strong-willed heroines. Her family is so pour that if it weren’t for Feyre going out into the dangerous woods to hunt, they would all starve to death. However, she isn’t revered as their savior. Her sister looks down upon her and her father doesn’t even acknowledge her. So when Feyre kills a faerie while on a hunt, she unknowingly signs her fate away to Tamlin. He gives her two choices, die now or go back to his world and live the rest of her life there. Obviously, we know which one she chooses, otherwise this would have been one very shot story. Her courage throughout the entire book was astounding. She never balked at anything. She always held her head high and wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself. The book is solely in her point of view. So I’m glad that she was as strong of a character as she was. Tamlin is of course the beast. When he shows up to take Feyre away he shows up in his beast form which is mix between a bear body, feline grace, and a wolf’s head. He’s a shape-shifter and can change between his animal and human form. However, when in human form his curse shows. His court (the autumn court) are stuck wearing masquerade masks. They were at a ball when they were all cursed and are now unable to take the masks off. They also have very limited magical powers. Long story short, Tamlin needs Feyre to fall in love with him in order to break the curse. Just like with the Beast, Tamlin is unsure of Feyre. He needs coaxing from his right hand man in order to converse with Feyre. And just like Beast, he sometimes says or does something wrong. I love that the author still managed to bring the essence of Beast through to her character. There’s not just Tamlin and Feyre though. There’s a bunch of characters in this story that bring it all together. Some that leave you questioning their motives, their loyalty, and sometimes their sanity. I like that the story didn’t consist of Feyre and Tamlin in his estate but incorporated the Fae world throughout the entire book. I think one thing that I absolutely LOVED about this book was all the gruesome parts. Like I said, this is so much more than just a romance story. The romance is only the half of it. There was fighting, and not just throwing punches but the breaking of bones, the tearing out throats with your bare teeth. Oh my goodness there were so many amazingly written horrifying scenes in this book that left me on the edge of my seat with my heart in my throat. My minds reeling just thinking about them all. Yeah, if you can’t tell by now, I loved this book… and then some. This is one of those stories that will stick with me for a long time. I love that it doesn’t end on a cliffhanger. I was really expecting it to since that seems to be a trend lately but the author kind of wrapped up the story for us. I have no idea where she will go with it next but I will definitely be signing up for the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a GREAT READ! SO CAPTIVATING, I just flew thru it but now I wish I would have spaced it out some bc it ended way to soon. I'll definitely be having withdrawals, ugh, but maybe I'll at least dream about it tonight.
NestledInABookBlog More than 1 year ago
Overwhelmingly beautiful, heartbreaking, and emotional. A Court of Thorns and Roses is nothing short of perfection. This book is 100% outside of my interests and comfort zone. At the over the top and not so gentle urging of my friends, I took a chance on it. After all, I figured my reading New Year’s resolution was to step out of the box and I’d yet to even try to do that halfway through the year so… it was time. To say that I am completely shocked at how much I loved this book would be a dramatic understatement. I never expected to be so utterly drawn in, so captivated by a story so unique and so far from what I’m used to.  Sarah J. Maas is an artist, with a talent and imagination so blindly dazzling that I will struggle to move on from it. She completely obliterated all of my pre-conceived notions and everything I thought I knew about fantasy. {”I love you. Thorns and all.”} I was on the edge of my seat through most of the book; unable to put it down and heartbroken when I was forced to. Feyre and Tamlin’s love story is epic and timeless. They were captivating and I fell in love with their story as they fell in love with each other. The world and history that Sarah J. Maas creates is awe-inspiring. She writes in a way that you can see, smell, hear, taste, and feel everything as if you were part of the fictional world spun by her wicked imagination. This brilliant take on Beauty and the Beast (which also happens to be my favorite Disney movie!) is one of my favorite books of the year! One of my favorite books ever! I am so blown away. The one lesson that I learned from this book is that any love story, if told really well, bridges the gap of time, space, and reality. Sarah created a breathtaking masterpiece in this book and I am all but dying for the next book! Please, if you ever take my advice on anything, take it on this. Read this book. Break out of your comfort zone, try something new, buy this book, and read it immediately. I promise your eyes will be opened to a whole new world. And you will love every second of it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait to see what lies ahead to Fayre, Tamlin and Rhys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! The vivid descriptions transported me to this magical world making me entranced and breathless and left me wanting for more!
DevynQ0 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic. I love Tamlin x Feyre so much. Feyre is so strong and relentless, and Tamlin obviously loves her. I also have a thing for Rhysand because he's just sexy to the nth degree, I mean, c'mon. When's the sequel coming out already?!?!?!? I can't wait (seriously, I'm so bad at waiting for books to be released). 
Mrs_RedHood More than 1 year ago
Just could not put the book down! Please tell me we will get more! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing book with adventure romance and action. Wish there was a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the book in one sitting. Didn't eat nor sleep. That's how good it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the read I had it read in less than 24 hours. Could not put it down. The characters are well developed and evoke strong emotions from the reader.
bookywriter_ More than 1 year ago
So great!
Anonymous 10 days ago
I didnt really know what to expect when I started this series. I read the first couple pages and put it away for about a week, completely uninterested. Once I got back into it I didnt put it down. I read the first book in 2 days. The entire series in a week. I am captivated by the authors writing, the characters truly came to life. I love the characters andI dont know what to do with my life as I wait for the next book in the series....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book went beyond my expectations. I've never reviewed a book before but I just haaaave to give this one credit. While I was skeptical at first thinking it's just another beauty-meet-beast type plot, it is waaay more. Stick with it. You will be pleased.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most amazing books I have ever read. I just finished it and am still in shock about how great it was. Ignore every negative review and get THIS BOOK. This is defintely my new favorite and was filled with every great thing I look for in a book. I can not wait to read the next one. The romance and action was once again, amazing.
Book_and_recipe_Examiner More than 1 year ago
Feyre is a hunter by circumstance, though she dreams of her family no longer needing her to enter the dangerous woods near the border to kill for their food, especially during this cold, barren winter. She thrills when a doe is being hunted by an unnaturally large wolf, who she knows could be disguised. Her family will benefit from the money its pelt will bring, so she kills with an ash arrow and very little regret, despite her childhood’s warnings not to entangle with faeries, especially since they once held her people as slaves. But that is what she kills, an emissary of a High Lord of one of the fairy kingdoms, who is bound to require payment: life for life. Yet Feyre never imagined the beauty of the fairy realms, or the new life she finds herself dragged into, especially the High Lord himself, the powerful and attractive Tamlin. Reminiscent of the original beauty and the beast fairy tale in an intricate world of power, A Court of Thorns and Roses is an alluring dark fantasy that burns like a wildfire, where no creature or story is what they seem to be. For discussion questions, similar books, and a themed recipe of "Spring Court" White Chocolate and Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting, visit http://hub.me/am0e8
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this series so much I've now re-read it 3 times and own them all in Hardback! I've never read her Throne of Glass series, but I've heard lots of...conflicting reviews. Whether you have or haven't read that series, agreed or disagreed with the reviews you have nothing to worry about with this series! The heros, heroins, and villains are all well made, driven characters. Even the - as I like to call them - "background noise" characters aren't one note. Whatever mistakes Sarah J. Maas did or didn't make in her other series - she has definitely grown and improved as a writer! The world she built is beautiful, dangerous, and flows flawlessly. My heart raced with the MC's at every thrill, danger, and steamy moment. If you like characters that develop and grow through-out multiple books, over come obstacles through hard work and perseverance, a vast fantasy world, villains that actually do villainous things for actual villainous reasons, a female hero that actually GETS S*** DONE, choices that are hard because neither option is good, people and creatures not always being what they seem to be, a bad a** anti-hero, and really HOT MEN (sighs of perpetual longing) then this is a series you will NEVER regret reading!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Tamlin's broodyness, Lucien's snidy comments, Alis's candidness, and Feyre's confidence. Even when all hope seems lost and Feyre seems lost she tries to pull herself above the water and do what is right. It's an amazing story and once you start to read you won't be able to put it down. It leaves you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read. I can't wait for the sequel to come out. Where will the Tamlin/Feyre head next? If you enjoyed Maas's Throne of Glass series, you'll love this series:-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my idk what to even say. I read this book when it came out and loved it. I just read it again and loved it even more! Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are so full of life, love and deception. Perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is exactly what you need right now. Trust me. If you're even looking at this book, it's the right book. If you're taking the time to read reviews, look no more; this is definitely the book you want right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a book about fey this good in a very long time. I couldn't put it down. This is a must read for anyone who loves the dark intriguing worlds of fairies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it reminds me of beauty & the beast meet lord of the ring. The character Feyre is a fierce independent women. I pulled an all nighter to see Feyre and Tamlin romance blossim. I fell in love with tamlin and wjat to know what he looked loke behind the mask.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it