A Court of Thorns and Roses Series Review


Hi everyone! In the beginning of the year, I decided that it was time to sit down and finally finish this series. The third book was sitting on my shelf for a while now and honestly I was just putting the ending because I didn't want to let go. 

But here I am, on the other side of the series. I decided that I would do a series review, wrapping up my thoughts on each book. These reviews won't be long or tedious but rather quick snippets of my thoughts! Be sure to let me know what you thought of the series in the comments below!

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Publication Date: 05 May 2015
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback (UK)
Pages: 419
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 22 January 2019



Goodreads Synopsis:


Feyre is a huntress.


She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price...

Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy's kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor's body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked - but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre's feeling for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she's been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows.

Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.

Book Review:

There was quite a bit of this book that I couldn't quite remember from the first time reading it. I was so happy that I got to go through everything again and just remind myself of what the characters looked like and how they acted. I definitely reread this a lot slower than I read the first time. I felt as though this time, I was truly able to feel Feyre's emotions and completely understand her actions.

A Court of Mist and Fury

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Publication Date: 03 May 2016
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback (UK)
Pages: 626
Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 22 January 2019 - 23 January 2019



Goodreads Synopsis:


Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.



Book Review:

This book is definitely a lot better than the first. I think it is mainly because we get to see the world more fleshed out and we get to see Feyre grow as a character. One of the things that I loved about this book was that we see that Feyre isn't oblivious to what she had done under the mountain. We don't see her happy now that she is with Tamlin. Feyre's struggle was clear on the page and Maas made the reader feel everything from heartbreak to anger to absolute joy. I really enjoyed Feyre's journey as a character because we see her get to the eventual point where she can't ignore what she had done and she finds a way to embrace the person who she has become. I really loved how we got to meet the inner circle. They are loud and obnoxious but they are also so wholesome. This book is definitely my favourite in the series.

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 17 May 2017
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback (UK)
Pages: 699
Rating: 4.75 Stars
Reading Timeline: 23 January 2019 - 28 January 2019



Goodreads Synopsis:


Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places. 



Book Review:

Wow. What a finale. I was sitting on the edge of my seat from the beginning of the book Feyre. Feyre has truly come out of her shell and we see her truly fight back with wit and a subtle-aggression that truly leaves the reader in awe. I found myself having to put the book down because things were getting crazy and I just couldn't continue. Emotions run high in this book as the characters face a force that is pretty much destined to destroy them. So many characters give up everything just so that they can maintain the world that they love. The inner circle is no different as we see each character give their everything to defend their Court of Dreams. Even though sacrifice high runs throughout this book, we also see new relationships being forged and moments that are truly unforgettable. This is an epic conclusion for the first half of this sestet of books.

A Court of Frost and Starlight

Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Publication Date: 01 May 2018
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Pages: 229
Rating: 3 Stars
Reading Timeline: 01 February 2019 - 03 February 2019



Goodreads Synopsis:

The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we'd have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I'd now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.

Book Review:

There's a lot about this book that could be said, but I think that a lot of it was already said. I liked how it filled in that space of what happens now. The war is over and in this book, we, sort of, get a glimpse of how everyone is dealing with everything. I wanted Feyre and Rhysand to be less let's just have sex everywhere and more let's rebuild the world together. I wanted intense arguments between the High Lords about what's to happen next but that doesn't happen. I wanted the depth that A Court of Mist and Fury had. I wanted the characters to work through everything they had been through because it was a traumatic experience. I was happy that we got these cute moments but in the same vein, this could have just been part of the epilogue in A Court of Wings and Ruin. 

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