May 5th 2015
The breathtaking start to a seductive high-fantasy from New York Times bestselling author of Throne of Glass series.
No mortal would dare venture beyond the borders of their world to Prythian, a forbidden kingdom of faeries. But Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill, and when she spots a deer being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. Killing the predator comes at a price though – her life, or her freedom.
Dragged to Prythian, 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, the faerie lands becomes an even more dangerous place.
I was really excited for this book and this was one of my most anticipating releases of 2015 first because it’s written by Sarah J. Maas and also because it is a Beauty and the Beast retelling and I love retellings. Believe me, I wasn’t disappointed when I finished this book. The plot, the characters and the writing style were amazing just like the author got us used to. Feyre was a pretty good main character but that girl is stubborn as hell. If someone tells you not to do something please don’t do it, ok? And then there was Tamlin. I loved they’re interactions and how their relationship grew. Let’s be real, I loved Tamlin and he just entered my fictional boyfriends list (damn, that list is getting big XD). I also loved Lucien and how he was a great friend to Tamlin. And let’s not forget Rhys. That guy was getting to my nerves but he was a great character and I’m pretty sure that he is going to be a big part in the remaining books. Another thing I loved about this book was the unique plot and the world in which the book is set. I normally don’t read fair books but this one was great. And that ending… that was an amazing ending. I wasn’t expecting that to happen but it was great.
Overall, this is one of my favorite books that I’ve read this year. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as Throne of Glass but it ended up being better. I also love Sarah J. Maas writing style and how she describes everything taking us to the world that she created. So, if you love fairytale retellings, fantasy books or Sarah J Maas do a favour to yourself and read this book if you haven’t yet.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it?