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. The start of a sensational romantic fantasy trilogy by the bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series. Contains mature content. Not suitable for younger readers. (Source)
Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.
I bought the books of the triology already in april but somehow I never really found the right moment to start reading them. Last month, finally, I started with the first volume and I wonder how I could have waited this long.
At the beginning of the story the reader encounters a courageous young woman, Feyre, who has to look after her father and two elder sisters, hunting in the woods where she lives. At first, it didn’t seem like there was any hope inside of her concerning the future so she just fought to bring home some food, some animal they could eat every day. She changes enormously, when she is taken to the Spring Court and gets to know about her host, Tamlin the High Lord of the Spring Court, as well as the curse that weakens his powers. Feyres developement during the events is amazing and I am very proud of her in many ways: For still not giving up on fleeing, for still caring for her family, for fighting etc. She is a strong woman but also weak when it comes to the recognition from her family concerning her sacrifice, which makes her even more admirable to me. I could feel her in so many situations and there were some parts in the story that really made my heart ache for her.
Tamlin is a chivalrous High Lord who treats Feyre more like a guest than a captive. More and more he becomes surprised and fascinated by her actions and starts telling her about the troubles that are to be found in his kingdom. His close friend, Lucien from the Autumn Court, suspects her and doesn’t trust her at first and thus keeps his distance. Towards the end of the story he appreciates her presence and her actions though so that a close firendship develops.
Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court, however seems very secretive why I couldn’t exactly tell for myself whether I liked him or not. Sometimes his actions were a bit contradictory, especially when it comes to Feyre, but I think the reader can expect more in the following volume.
The characters are very authentic and credible. I like them all very much in their own ways. I love Feyres courage, Tamlins behaviour towards her, Luciens humour which was really huge fun and of course Rhys‘ secretive composure; there’s always a lot to find out of secretive people. I also love the spelling style of Sarah J. Maas because it really is like art to me: the way she describes the Courts and the colours are very admirable to me as much as the vocabulary which was mostly medieval and (in my opinion) thus instructive. It just was entertainment and fun reading the whole book! The plot twists were perfectly designed, too. There was one plot twist where I thought „Sarah, you’re not serious!“ And thank goodness she wasn’t 😉
The green of his eyes matched the grass between my fingers, and the amber flecks were like the shafts of sunlight that streamed through the trees.
I absolutely adore this book. Forget about what you have read till now (well ok not completely) and read THIS book because it’s special in so many ways! It has to be read by everyone! I would love to reread it because I don’t want to leave this world, I don’t want to leave Prythian. But first I’ll continue with the sequels, I have to know how the story continues! Thus: best ranking of course, no question!
Ich bin überwältigt! Die authentischen und glaubwürdigen Figuren habe ich alle ins Herz geschlossen. Ich bewundere den Mut Feyres, die Ritterlichkeit (ich möchte es wirklich so nennen, denn ich empfinde es so) Tamlins, der unglaublich fantastische Humor Luciens und natürlich das ’stille Wasser‘ Rhys finde ich absolut faszinierend.
Auch den Schreibstil der Autorin finde ich unglaublich toll! Nicht nur ihre unglaublich schönen Beschreibungen der jeweiligen Höfe und Landschaften, sondern auch das mittelalterlich angehauchte Vokabular fand ich richtig super und auch lehrreich. Ich habe tatsächlich viele Begriffe nachgeschlagen, mehr als ich es normalerweise tun würde, weil ich die Begriffe einfach aufgrund ihrer Altertümlichkeit so cool fand!
Dieses Buch ist ein absolutes Highlight! Es ist perfekt in jeglicher Hinsicht: Fantastische Story, megageile Charaktere, supercooler Plot, durchgehende Spannung. Es ist ein Meisterwerk ❤ Es ist ganz klar ein Lieblingsbookie und gehört in die Kategorie Tauchliebe, denn ich liebe es und ich bin irgendwie immer noch in der Welt gefangen und will da gar nicht mehr daraus auftauchen!
weitere Rezensionen (Deutsch)
- title A Court of Thorns and Roses
- author Sarah J. Maas
- pages 419 pages (Print)
- price 3,49 (Kindle Edition), 8,99 (SC), 16,93 (HC)
- publisher Bloomsbury UK (5. Mai 2015)