Et Rige af Torne og roser #1
Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published in English: 2015
Dansk titel: Et rige af torne of roser
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: May 2019
Genre: Fantasy & YA
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
This is the first book I’ve read from Sarah J. Maas and I’m still unaware if this is her usual way of writing or if she intentionally made it protracted. I was about to quit many times due to the lack of action and plot development. She wrote beautifully with lots of descriptions of the places and people I’ll give her that, but instead of intentionally draw out things to the end, she could have gotten those boring phases of the book done more efficiently.
This book reminded me too much of other great YA fantasy series such as The Hunger Games and Twilight.
Feyre started out super interesting but the more she was swooped into the world of Elves the more she started losing herself to some girly version of herself, we only get a peak occasionally of whom she used to be. I could describe Tamlin the same way though. He scared me at first however, turned into a super cute boy, hm. Not exactly what I expected to happen. – And that right there is naïve of me to expect something different from what you usually get from this genre. Therefore, except for their names I didn’t really feel their personalities shining through. Lucien had an interesting background, and we were introduced to him on a more personal level, but still.
My main issue here and it’s the same issue I got with Mortal Engines, the instant falling in love with one another. If you’re younger you might actually think, that what those two have with each other is romantic, but incidentally it’s just a case of bad taste.
I’m glad I continued with the book because it does change for the better at one point. I’m excited to see what happens in the next one.
If you can get pass the boring part of the book I’m sure you’ll find this book interesting if you liked books such as The Hunger Games, Divergent and Maze Runner.