Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Basically Beauty & the Beast, but in a world with more magic and epicness.
Also the Beast is even hotter.
“I love you,” I said, and stabbed him.
It was bloody epic.
I didn’t expect it to be that bloody epic. I read most of the Throne of Glass series by the same author and enjoyed the books, but not as much as I enjoyed THIS BOOK.
(Note: Writing this post is a little bit painful right now because it only reminds me I don’t have time to read the sequel this week.)
So as always, Sarah J. Maas’s writing style is beautiful, and her female lead character, Feyre, is a badass. I reaaally hated her family, they kind of reminded me of Cinderella’s step sisters. But then we meet the real villain, Amarantha, and OH MY GOD I HATE HER SO BAD. She is SO twisted, and powerful, I was actually scared.
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
I really liked how the author inspired her novel from Beauty & the Beast but changed some details to make it more her story to tell. Like the reason why Feyre must go to Tamlin’s castle isn’t to save her father, but to repay the life that she took. Or the way the castle was “enchanted” with demonic creatures and scary beasts. We were FAR from the children’s tale.
The one thing that was weird for me was the masks everyone had to wear. I always forgot about them. I just couldn’t picture anyone with a mask.
The finale had a Outlander feel, I thought. Because (**SPOILERS AHEAD**) Feyre has to go save Tamlin from crazy Amarantha just like Claire saves Jamie from crazy Randall. And it was SCARY, and EPIC, and I HATED Rhysand. (But then at one point I kind of liked him too, which I’m a bit ashamed to admit, please tell me I’m not the only one?)
Rhysand stared at me for long enough that I faced him.
“Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
(**END OF SPOILER ZONE**)
So anyway, I really liked this novel, and I really wish I could go read A Court of Mist and Fury right now, but it’ll have to wait unfortunately. In the mean time, I really want to know what you guys thought of it!
Did you like this novel?
Did you like Rhysand too or am I crazy?
Did you figure out Amrantha’s riddle? (I sure did NOT.)
Let me know in the comments!