Tale as Old as Time | ACOTAR | Review

Today I’m reviewing a slightly older book. If you follow me on social media, you’ll see that I’ve been reading Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorn and Roses series and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ll be reviewing the books over the next couple of weeks, but first we have 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 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.

Netgalley Review

A fast paced read, full of fab imagery and an interesting take on a retelling of beauty and the beast. Excited to see what happens next in the series – will have to find out!

Star Rating – 3 Stars

As mentioned above, I really enjoyed this book. I found it fast-paced and the kind of book that I didn’t want to put down. I was pretty much hooked from the beginning.

You could tell it was a nod to Beauty and the Beast, with a young girl taken to live somewhere else, caged you could say, and not realising she is the key to breaking a curse. I shan’t go too into detail if you are, like I was, one of the few that haven’t read the series and are hoping to at some point.

There’s love, death, hope and fear all swirled into this rollercoaster of a book. You can definitely see the difference, description-wise, between the stark human world and the colourful and wonderful world of the Fae. It’s a wonderfully written book, descriptive at times when it comes to the fighting, so watch out if you’re not keen on that, but the good guy prevails! 

I couldn’t wait to start the next.

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read the book and what you thought of it. And if you haven’t, will you be adding it to your TBR pile?


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