A Court of Thorns and Roses, the first in a new series by Sarah J Maas has it all- mystery, magic, romance (along with more than enough sexual tensions and steamy sex scenes) and plenty of violence.
A Court of Thorns and Roses is centered around a human girl by the name of Feyre, whose destitute family lives on the brink between the human world and that of the Fae. To Feyre, the Fae are a hated tale as old as time, yet not enough to scare her out of the forest, where she hunts to keep her family fed. However, when Feyre knowingly kills a Fae patrol (in the form of a wolf), she finds herself whisked away to the Spring Court of Prythian by the handsome Fae Lord, Tamlin. The Spring Court is ripe with mystery, intrigue and tension, which Feyre soon discovers to be centered around a mysterious “her”. Guided through Fae politics and life by Tamlin and Lucien, Feyre comes to love Prythian (and a certain handsome High Lord) and the freedom and release it offers her. Too soon, however, this brief illusion of safety and happiness is shattered, and Feyre finds herself plunged into the horrors Under the Mountain, a terrible court ruled by the self-proclaimed Fae Queen, Amarantha. Forced to compete in a series of grueling and torturous trials in order to save her friends, Feyre must make impossible decisions that will tear her far too human heart apart.
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I’m going to start things off nice and simple, with a list of books I’ve been reading, or will be reading, in May. Likely, these books will be among some of the first of my reviews, since they’re on hand (in St. Catharines, and not in Guelph), and fresh in my mind.
May is always one of my favourite times of year- its a pretty hard hitting month for book releases, what with everyone trying to get their book out there in time for summer, so it means lots of new reading material. As far as I’m concerned, that’s a win in my book. Also, if I’m being honest, I slacked on the reading during exams, and now I’m playing catch-up.
My Must-Reads for new(ish) releases this month are:
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (if you haven’t read the first book in this series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, you’d better add that to your list as well!)
- The Crown by Keira Cass (again, another sequel, so make sure you check out the other books in this series prior to reading this one!)
- Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima (okay, so maybe May is the month of super awesome sequels…?)
- Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
- Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
- Cress by Marissa Meyer
- The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Apparently, in case you’ve failed to notice, I’ve got a thing for sequels this month. Some other books I’ve stumbled upon recently, which aren’t quite as new onto the scene, but which are definitely still worth a read:
- Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
- And of course, its sequel, The Invasion of the Tearling, also by Erika Johansen
- Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
- I’m nothing if not consistent… Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Well, that’s all for tonight. Let me know if you’ve any reading suggestions of your own!
Happy Reading! 🙂
Let me begin by asking you to bear with me as I explore the process that is blogging. I’ve tried it out a few times before, but I’ve never really found my “niche”, so to say.
Books, though, that’s definitely my “niche”
Ask anyone who knows me, even a little bit, and they’ll probably tell you about my overflowing shelves of books, my obsession with just about any book store I come across, and the fact that 9/10 when they show up to my house, I have my nose in a book. Reading has always been a passion for me, and I often wish I had more people to share with, and talk to, about books. Which is how this blog came to be, I suppose.
Here, I’ll share my opinion on books (mostly Young Adult books, but there will likely be plenty of Adult Fantasy mixed in as well!) I’ve read, recently or not so recently. I’ll talk plot, I’ll talk characters, I’ll talk individual books and series, maybe I’ll post a Summer Reading List of something.
Anything about books is fair game.