A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas,

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Experience Feyre Archeron's journey all over again with the beautiful collector's edition of A Court of Thorns and Roses, the seductive first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series by Sarah J. Maas, featuring a deluxe new package, an updated map, ribbon pull, and more! When nineteen-year-old Feyre…

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Why read it?

11 authors picked A Court of Thorns and Roses as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Yup. ACOTAR. At first, I wasn’t going to add this to my list because of its popularity and how many people already know about its awesomeness, but I can’t help myself.

Feyre is the queen of getting it done—no matter what “it” is. I specifically like A Court of Mist and Fury more, but again, this is a series that builds on itself so starting with ACOTAR is a must. I love Maas’s world and the romance that unfolds, and she was a big inspiration for me because I have been writing fantasy romances for years.

So, to see one…

From Maxym's list on fantasy with kick-ass heroines.

This seductive book is a paranormal fantasy adaptation of the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast,” but with dark elements such as a cruelly sadistic queen, a dangerously macabre villain, and a fiery, passionate romance between the beastlike hero and the brave female warrior who overcomes her fear to heal his broken heart and save the Fae realm from impending doom. I’m a French teacher, and I love how the original version of La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast)—which was penned by the female French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve—was adapted into a steamy paranormal…

This book is an absolute five-star read. Maas has built such a beautiful and rich fae world with its own history and intricacies that really make the setting come alive. The characters are also artfully crafted with deep and rich relationships. This series has really rekindled my love for true fantasy with all new worlds to explore.

From Samantha's list on epic world building in fantasy.

I’ll be honest, because I write mainly for the young adult/new adult audience, I rarely read that many simply because I don’t want another author’s work to blend into mine. But I made the exception with A Court of Rose and Thorns. I’m a sucker for a flawed dark hero and Ms. Mass did a great job of leading me down one road, only to switch things up on me later. If you haven’t read this series, it’s a must!

Inspired by Beauty and the BeastA Court of Thorns and Roses has all the ingredients we look for in YA fantasy — a tantalising enemies-to-lovers plot, lots of courtly intrigues, fae mythology, a mile-a-minute plot, heaps of sizzling sexual tension, and an incredible twist that leaves you desperate for more. However, in order to fully appreciate the magic of A Court of Thorns and Roses we recommend you read the whole trilogy, which just gets better and better! 

From Catherine's list on fantasy to make you swoon.

Once again my love for the Beauty and the Beast-inspired tales surfaced in this novel. Feyre herself was my favorite can-do girl, charging ahead in the adventure no matter the consequences. She certainly proved that she is no shy beauty, carving her way through the fae lands of Prythian and encountering all of the magical beings along the way. Her capture of the Suriel was a particular favorite scene of mine, using a chicken as bait for the snare trap she had laid in waiting. But that was only one of many well-written scenes that brought out the inner…

Just a few pages into Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses, I was completely ensnared. With descriptive intricacies, a fully-fleshed culture, and frankly incredible character development, the series that begins with A Court of Thorns and Roses only seems to peak higher with each new book. Maas’s world of magic and deception hangs heavy with ancient cultural references (which I adore), and each new plot point weaves in with the last so that instead of a linear thread, the result at the end of the book is a tapestry. Quite frankly, in the days after…

For fierce heroines, readers generally rave about Maas’ Throne of Glass, but I am all about her A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre is a hunter, a survivor, and the protector of her family who finds herself held captive in a magical kingdom that is, naturally, populated by some devastatingly handsome faeries. The second book in this series is on my shortlist of favorite books of all time.

From Veronica's list on fierce young women.

Okay, full confession, I think my adoration of this book stems from my deep and long seated love of the Beauty and the Beast trope that it's loosely based on. But don't let that fool you, this story is a deadly ride into a ruthless faerie realm and watching how Feyre, a strong main character to begin with, gains more courage and tenacity as she’s forced to face her intoxicating emotions and her darkest fears, while learning what she's capable of surviving and save those she cares about. And that's sure to be foremost in your thoughts, should you find…

From Michele's list on for surviving the Faerie Realm.

From C.S.'s list on romantic fantasy.

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