A Court of Thorns and Roses ePUB Ó Court of Thorns

A Court of Thorns and Roses 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 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 dangerous place Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever Really enjoyed this one Here s my booktalk Really enjoyed this one Here s my booktalk Clearly I m in the minority here DNF at 30% because I just got fed up with things moving at a snail s pace and NOT MAKING SENSE AT ALL This was one of the most uncompelling versions of Beauty and the Beast that I have ever read The writing is nothing outstanding, there was nothing that moved me I felt Cruel Beauty among other B B retellings I ve read this year and last have done a far superior job at moving me emotionally.Look, I m sure by the end of the book, all the things tie together and Clearly I m in the minority here DNF at 30% because I just got fed up with things moving at a snail s pace and NOT MAKING SENSE AT ALL This was one of the most uncompelling versions of Beauty and the Beast that I have ever read The writing is nothing outstanding, there was nothing that moved me I felt Cruel Beauty among other BB retellings I ve read this year and last have done a far superior job at moving me emotionally.Look, I m sure by the end of the book, all the things tie together and everything s just dandy and things will make sense, and I d be like ooooooh, so that s why Me, I don t care Ain t nobody got time for that I have so many questions and I m just fed up This is not a retelling of Beauty and the Beast This is a book about a girl who gets to live an easy life with a guy who s implied to be a gorgeous Fae underneath his mask.The original story makes sense here s roughly how it goes Handsome prince is cursed to be ugly unless he gets a chick to fall for him Flash forward, there s Belle s dad Belle s dad wanders into Beast s castle and touches his stuff Beast doesn t like the fact that Belle s dad touched his stuff Beast is going to kill Belle s dad unless he gets Beast some pussy Belle s valiantly steps in to save dad, Beast is as nice to her as much as a hairy ugly, self conscious, socially ostracized monster can be Belle is treated like a princess because Beast really, really fucking needs her to save him and his people before the curse runs out There s a reason Belle is treated like the queen Things make sense They have to learn to trust one another Things are slowly developed an built over time There is a hideous beast who is scarred emotionally, and a beauty who needs to look past the exterior There is a point Not so with this book Things are far, far too easy with this book.Now here s this version of Beauty and the Beast, a retelling that tries to be bad ass and fails completely, from the little that I have read.There s Feyre who has a pretty crappy life with an absentminded, worthless, spineless dad, and two of the most bitchy, ungrateful sisters in the entire world She slaves for them, she hunts food for them, she works her ass off for them Without her, their family would starve They don t care I feel some pity for her, but she acts like so much of a martyr that there s only so much I can take.While hunting one day, Feyre kills a wolf, well, surprise, surprise, that wolf turns out to be a Fae in disguise In return for this kill, Feyre is taken by a wolf who s a Fae in disguise away from her familyWhat is the payment the Treaty requires His eyes didn t leave my face as he said, A life for a life Any unprovoked attacks on faerie kind by humans are to be paid only by a human life in exchangeA life for a life Oh, no Is she going to die That s what a life for a life means, right WRONG Feyre is taken off to magical Fairyland to live in luxury for the rest of her life while her family is taken care of back in their little villageSome would say it s unwise to insult a Fae in his home, Tamlin ground out Some would say you should be grateful for me finding you before another one of my kind came to claim the debt, for sparing your life and then offering you the chance to live in comfortSo what Why This makes no sense at all Feyre kills one of their kind A beloved brother In exchange, there is absolutely no punishment whatsoever She gets to live in a fantastically fabulous castle, waited on by servants She gets beautiful clothes and delicious food Another useless answer I dug into my breakfast, savoring each rich sip of tea, and she slipped into the bathing chamber When I was done eating and bathing, I refused Alis s offer and dressed myself in another exquisite tunic this one of purple so deep it could have been black Clearly there is some kind of a setup involving The Treaty, since there seems to be a lot of secrecy between the Faebut wait, whatever information she wants, the Fae revealsthey re revealing their own weakness to Feyre, who is constantly plotting her own escape It doesn t make any senseThere is a sickness in these lands Across Prythian There has been for almost fifty years now It is why this house and these lands are so empty most have left The blight spreads slowly, but it has made magic act strangely My own powers are diminished due to it These masks he tapped on his are the result of a surge of it that occurred during a masquerade forty nine years ago Even now, we can t remove themOver and over and over, the Fae reveal their secrets to her, including one that might help her escapeSo there are faeries who will actually answer any question if you trap them Maybe they d know how to free me from the Treaty s terms Yes, he said tightly The Suriel But they re old and wicked, and not worth the danger of going out to find them And then pretty much the next chapter, she goes out AND IMMEDIATELY FINDS THESE MYSTERIOUS CREATURES WHAT THE FUCK.I do not like it when things come so easily to a main character, and everything comes easily to Feyre There is no consequence whatsoever to her actions There is no punishment to her deed of killing The Fae are supposed to hate herit doesn t feel like it, because she is inconsequential In fact, they reof her playmates than her wardens The Fae seem to have no other things to do besides play with her and hunt with herMy morning work was postponed, he said Indeed, his usual tunic was off, the baldric gone, and the sleeves of his white shirt had been rolled up to the elbows to reveal tanned forearms corded with muscle If you want a ride across the grounds if you re interested in your new residence, I can take youAnd teach her how to read and writebecause Feyre cannot read or write, an ironic twist to the Disney Belle s love for readingI could help you write to them, if that s why you re in hereFeyre is irreverent, ungrateful and insulting to her wardensin a way that gets her no punishment whatsoeverDo you ever stop being such a prick I snapped back.Dead really, truly, I should have been dead for that.But Lucien grinned at me Much betterAs I said, I m sure this book improves in the end, but from what I ve read, this book makes no sense, the writing is emotionless, the characters are flat, the main character unrealistic, and I do not care to continue INITIAL REACTION WILL UPDATE WITH REVIEW LATER BUT KNOW I LOVED THIS IT KILLED ME AND BROUGHT ME BACK TO LIFE Y ALL A REVIEW IN GIFs Me when I received the book When I started reading When Feyre was introduced When Tamlin as introduced FEYLIN TAMEY LITERALLY ME WHENEVER THEY SPOKE TO LOOKED AT EACH OTHER THE PLOT WAS BASICALLY EVERYTHING I WANTED IT WAS THEN THERE S CHAPTER 27 AND I DIED SEVERAL TIMES Amarantha, Also Rhysandlike get INITIAL REACTION WILL UPDATE WITH REVIEW LATER BUT KNOW I LOVED THIS IT KILLED ME AND BROUGHT ME BACK TO LIFE Y ALL A REVIEW IN GIFs Me when I received the book When I started reading When Feyre was introduced When Tamlin as introduced FEYLIN TAMEY LITERALLY ME WHENEVER THEY SPOKE TO LOOKED AT EACH OTHER THE PLOT WAS BASICALLY EVERYTHING I WANTED IT WAS THEN THERE S CHAPTER 27 AND I DIED SEVERAL TIMES Amarantha, Also Rhysandlike get off my SHIP, am I right Feyre s character development was ON POINT BASICALLY THIS WAS ME AFTER READING IT 2 1 2 stars Maybe my rating comes as a surprise or even if you care a disappointment, but let me assure you no one issurprised or disappointed than I am I ve had this book on my TBR ever since it appeared on Goodreads without a title, cover or description I started reading it as soon as it became available and the array of positive reviews from my friends and strangers alike made me feel sure I would love it But I didn t It is possible I expected all the wrong things from A Court 2 1 2 stars Maybe my rating comes as a surprise or even if you care a disappointment, but let me assure you no one issurprised or disappointed than I am I ve had this book on my TBR ever since it appeared on Goodreads without a title, cover or description I started reading it as soon as it became available and the array of positive reviews from my friends and strangers alike made me feel sure I would love it But I didn t It is possible I expected all the wrong things from A Court of Thorns and Roses, and maybe my review can prevent others from doing the same.Here s what I expected an intricate fantasy world, supernatural politics and alliances, fast paced action, a sensual romance perhaps similar to Cruel Beauty and other Beauty and the Beast retellings, and a flawed but likable heroine.But this book is, if you ask me, nothingor less than softcore erotica Which is fine, if that s what you re looking for I personally thought that the fantasy aspect felt like trimmings around a story that was all about a romance between Feyre the narrator and Tamlin a High Lord of the Fae There are some titillating scenes where Tamlin bites Feyre s neck and they have sex undoubtedly the best bits of the book and I won t pretend I didn t feel a little hot under the collar myself But the ancient wicked shadow promised in the blurb is only really a source ofromantic angst for Feyre and Tamlin.However, I do like a good romance as much as anyone, so there are other reasons this book didn t quite work for me In order to express what I mean, I m going to compare A Court of Thorns and Roses to Cruel Beauty, which is, in my opinion, a better book In CB, I felt the chemistry between Nyx and Ignifex as soon as their loaded banter started to fill the pages They were sexy together, Ignifex was an evil ruler which was a real problem for their relationship with blood red eyes, and the supernatural part of the book was creepy, weird and completely unique Despite enjoying the actual non PG scenes in A Court of Thorns and Roses, I never felt any real chemistry between Feyre and Tamlin or any realistic challenge to their relationship.What makes Beauty and the Beast such a compelling romance One that demands to be told over and over again in so many different ways I ll tell you what it is it s the obstacles, the challenges, the improbability how can a young woman come to love an ugly beastWe ask I ll prove it s possibleThe author replies That s why readers fall in love with the beast again and again, even when he is furry and has horns like the Disney version I loved the Disney beast view spoiler And that badass fox in Robin Hood so it s possible I have issues hide spoiler Tamlin is not a beastEven as he bit out the words, I couldn t ignore the sheer male beauty of that strong jaw, the richness of his golden tan skinOh my, how could a poor young woman ever love a pretty faced, golden haired, completely not evil Fae prince How weird.Maas is a good writer and the beginning before Feyre is taken to the Fae world made me believe a great book was on the way When Maas writes action, she writes action really well But there was far too little of it in this book It came in behind the descriptions of beautiful Fae men and the Fae palace In short It just wasn t nasty enough In truth, this feltlike an extended Cinderella retelling than what it was supposed to be A girl lives in poverty and looks after her rather annoying sisters until one day she is swept up by a prince who takes her to his beautiful palace after about three chapters I just find it hard to recommend this when I think Cruel Beauty is similar and yet so much better.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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