A Court of Thorns and Roses Review

Hello  Everyone!

I’m writing my first solo review about A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas because I have mixed feelings about it honestly. 

There will be some spoilers so if you haven’t read this book, don’t continue this review.

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Things I liked:

  • The mountain part was gripping. I was completely interested in what was happening so I wish that it had started sooner in the story.
  • This was easy to read and understand what was happening and why things were happening. I was never confused.
  • Feyre’s character is consistent and her choices make sense. In fact, I can say that about all of the characters but Feyre really stands out.
  • The family dynamics in this book were so interesting to me. The Acheron family and the Vanserra family were all terrible to each other and I loved seeing their interactions.

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Things that weren’t for me:

  • It was hard for me to get into it. I don’t know if that’s due to this series being so hyped and my expectations were too high in the beginning. Everyone seems to say that this series is their favorite after they have read it which made me excited to read it but may have worked against me in this situation.
  • I didn’t really connect with any of the main characters. I liked and respected Feyre by the end but didn’t click with her until about the 50% mark. Both Tamlin and Rhysand caused mixed feelings in me. And not very strong feelings either. I only really cared about Lucien and Nesta (who isn’t well liked for good reasons… but I love her okay)
  • The intimate parts were weird. Like Tamlin and Feyre during the ritual aftermath was off to me. Rhysand and Feyre’s imbalanced relationship with the paint and her dresses… was strange. Really the paint bothers me the more that I think about it.

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 I really liked the last third but I also feel like I didn’t connect with the characters before that. I think my expectations were too high going into this. I feel like I can’t bump it up to a 4 star because I don’t feel as much emotional connection for most of the book as I feel like I need to rate something 4 stars. But I liked it enough to rate it 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

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I know that this is a popular series and I’m going to keep reading it to see what happens.

A huge thanks to Jessica @ Jessica Favor for helping me by reviewing this before it went out to the internet and giving me feedback! Check her out if you haven’t because she is really cool and writes good reviews.

Thanks for reading,


3 replies on “A Court of Thorns and Roses Review”

For me, writing solo reviews helps me really consolidate my thoughts about a book into something more coherent than just… *flailing about with Too Many Emotions*. I’m curious if you’re thinking about writing more solo reviews in the future!

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