Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J Maas
I have to thank my #bookstagram buddies for guiding me to this book. I would have passed based on the cover ("Girl Kills Snake and Raven, Makes Fancy Clothes for Walk in a Forest Fire"). But after seeing it pop up in my Instagram feed over and over, I decided to give it a shot. AND IT'S SO GOOD.
A Court of Thorns and Roses is a mash-up of Beauty & the Beast and Tamlin, two of my favourite fairy tales. GOOD START, book, but don't fuck it up!
Feyre's family has fallen from wealth to poverty, and she supports them by hunting. She taught herself to hunt. She is a fucking badass, and she spends zero time with self-pity even though her family is made up of assholes.
When Feyre kills a wolf that was actually a fairy, his buddy Tamlin come looking for her. Tamlin is one part fairy, two parts Wolverine from X-Men, and one part MYSTERY. Her only request is that Tamlin kill her outside so that her family doesn't have to clean up the bloody mess. ...!! HOLY SHIT, this chick is so fucking tough!!
Anyhow, Tamlin brings her back to fairyland instead, where she lives in his nice mansion and tries to figure out what to do with herself when she's not fighting for survival on a daily basis. Then there's more danger, and some sex!
I didn't want this book to end, and I'm so so so happy that Sarah J Mass has written other books already for me to read. Thank you Sarah, you are my favourite.
You should buy this book immediately (link is to Amazon, YOU'RE WELCOME).
Full disclosure: I borrowed this book. It might be permanently borrowed.