A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: London : 2015. Bloombury,
ISBN: 9781408857861
Branch Call Number: YF MAAS

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LoganLib_Kirra Mar 11, 2019

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... Read More »

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LoganLib_Kirra Mar 25, 2017

A Court of Thorns and Roses is a fantastic retelling of Beauty & The Beast mixed with the enchanting magic of Fae and other supernatural creatures. The main character (Feyre) is strong, talented and a wonderful lead to a book full of entrancing content.


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Fordette89
Jun 05, 2019

I enjoyed this book and it was really well written. I didn't think it was super original, with the beginning feeling pretty Beauty-and-the-Beast-esque and the classic fairy curse. I still really liked the characters, and it got more interesting towards the end and I want to see what happens.
I enjoyed this one but I liked her other series better.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin May 06, 2019

For fans of super-romantic teen fantasy. Feels derivative of Melissa Marr and Robin McKinley...but not in a bad way.

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MHanover10
Feb 03, 2019

This is such a good story! I'm listening to the audiobook and there have been times I didn't want to get out of the car and I had to bring the book inside so I could finish up the book over the weekend. Book two is not coming fast enough from the library.

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BohmieS
Feb 02, 2019

I picked this up by accident. I flipped to a random page and started reading. Confused.

JCLStefanieE Jan 16, 2019

WOW. Seriously wow. This romantic fantasy is basically if Beauty and the Beast and Twilight had a baby in fairyland and I CAN NOT GET ENOUGH. So delicious and fun and heartbreaking and it's a series! What more could a person want?

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Daniee_
Dec 23, 2018

I was skeptical going into it because of the amount of hype the author and her books are getting but in the end, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Excited to see what happens next.

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vashonbookgrazer
Nov 02, 2018

Is a Young Adult book, but is still quite fun for the adult fantasy reader.

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KairaY
Aug 12, 2018

As another breathtaking series by Sarah J Maas, this book is filled to the brim with twists and turns the whole way never leaving you with a dull moment. A court of thorns and roses is the first book in the series where you are introduced to Ferye, a ordinary girl in poverty who has to support her family on her own. But every thing that she thought she knew changes the moment she kills a wolf that is all but ordinary. This series is a definite thriller and it will have you on the edge of you seat for the whole time.

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WoodneathAlexa
Jul 14, 2018

This is definitely my favorite series I've ever read, and Maas is one of my top favorite authors. Like most people I know that have read this series, I am now a devoted Maas fan and could read her books over and over again. If you love stories with lots of characters and character development, complicated storylines, and plays on traditional faerie/fae mythology, Sarah J Maas books are for you! In this first book, Maas took the traditional Beauty & the Beast and made it her own. The second book includes elements of the Greek Hades & Persephone myth. Book three is completely original! Maas has been contracted to write 3 more books for this series and 2 novellas. The first novella was released May 2018. Series order:
1) A Court of Thorns and Roses
2) A Court of Mist and Fury
3) A Court of Wings and Ruin
3.5) A Court of Frost and Starlight

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WoodneathRachel
Jul 03, 2018

This is a favorite series among my coworkers, and I was finally persuaded to give it a try. The first book is a retelling of the Tam Lin folktale, but with enough twists and turns to keep it fresh and interesting. Although I do not usually enjoy "fairy" books, this one drew me in with the unique characters and quick, suspenseful plotting. I'm starting the next book in the series tonight!

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BohmieS
Feb 02, 2019

BohmieS thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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ChloeJones12
Nov 08, 2018

ChloeJones12 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

kBj21 Jul 28, 2018

kBj21 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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andyli365
Jul 27, 2018

andyli365 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 2

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Jul 17, 2018

elizabethann9702 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 25

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Fa613
Jun 20, 2018

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May 16, 2018

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faithmurri99
Apr 01, 2018

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NikT
Jan 25, 2018

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oso225
Jul 31, 2017

oso225 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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BohmieS
Feb 02, 2019

Sexual Content: Throughout the entire series there is lots of sexual content. You have been warned. Many of her other books do not feature of this so I was slightly surprised.

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BohmieS
Feb 02, 2019

Violence: Lots of battles, injuries and blood & gore.

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JHope24601
Jun 15, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Towards the end the book there are a lot of intense moments and the series as a whole does have a lot of intense/violent scenes

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JHope24601
Jun 15, 2018

Sexual Content: This series and book contains a fair amount of sexually explicit content

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faithmurri99
Apr 01, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lots of life-or-death situations with monster-esque creatures

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faithmurri99
Apr 01, 2018

Sexual Content: Several attempted sexual assaults as well as two borderline erotica sex scenes

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faithmurri99
Apr 01, 2018

Violence: Graphic fight scenes

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starkshadow
Jul 30, 2017

Sexual Content: Tamlin kisses Feyre's breasts and the inside of her thigh, bites her neck, and grabs her breast. They are naked together and do have sex, though that is not described graphically at all. Feyre mentions that she had recreational sex with a boy from her town.

GCPL_Teen Jul 23, 2017

Sexual Content: Explicit Sexual Content

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nnkm13
Jun 28, 2016

If you thought this was good wait till you read the second one, A Court of Mist and Fury. I am hooked on this series like I was with Twilight and Hunger Games but MORE! She did such a good job writing this book/series. I can't believe it took me checking it out 3 times and getting past the first chapter till I finally fell for it. ;) kid you not this series is rated #1. I have read over 100 books in the past 2 years an this has been the best! Read it!!

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Fongpen
Jul 24, 2015

"If it grieves you... I don't think it's absurd at all".
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