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A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas

  • Release Date: 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 15,026 Ratings


The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.

At least, he's not a beast all the time.

As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.

From bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a seductive, breathtaking book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into an unforgettable read.


  • Confusing world building

    By whyaretheyalltakenbro
    I enjoyed this book, however It is in first person and the descriptions of the world and the creatures in it were a bit hard for me to conceptualize. The writing is slightly confusing, and it takes a while to get into the book- especially if you read any of her other books prior to this one. Other than those points, it is a good book and was entertaining enough to keep me engaged. I have heard that this series gets better as it goes on, so I am going to continue reading it. It is based in a fantasy realm, but it is more like faeries in a grotto kind of fantasy, rather than knights and castles.
  • A thrilling but easy read

    By ACOTAR gorl
    A great read especially for a first time fantasy reader. World building was easy to follow and the author wastes no time throwing you into the thick of it. I loved the little bit of spice in it too.
  • Good

    By auuvah
    Good but sometimes the dialogue was very subpar
  • Enjoyed it

    By Rate524
    This was a good book. It took me a while to finish but was worth it! Crazy turning points.
  • I’m in the black hole of SJM

    By Jezebel hands
    I’m currently on Queen of Shadows after finishing the ACOTAR series and I plan on finishing the whole thing plus crescent city by 2024.
  • Love love love

    By Laryn S.
    I am a sucker for fantasy world building and this was significantly better than a lot of other books I’ve ever read! I will definitely be reading the next!
  • Incredible!!

    By MichaelTrivigno
    Perfect start to the series.
  • 5 ⭐️’s

    By Hdhsoshegbdisb
    Kept seeing this book suggested and thought, fantasy romance? Eh… but I saw it was coming to Hulu eventually as a show and figured I’d give it a try before watching it. OMG. I devoured this book in 2 days! The characters, the scenery, the story, I was captivated! I already bought the series and can’t wait to read it all. 5 ‘s!
  • Great start to a great series

    By Sydthesquid96
    Loved this book and the characters. It really sets the scene for the rest of the books!
  • Very cliche and full of itself

    By GumbyBeans24
    I made it over half way through before going to read other reviews. Seems like those that rave about it want an easy read with sex scenes, definitely not a fantasy book. The author came very close a few times to making the world and characters interesting, but quickly lost the plot, unfortunately. Not worth the money for a fantasy book, or even a romance, both aspects are shallow and miss the mark. Based on other reviews, I will not be finishing the book or the series.