A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses is a wonderful rendition of Beauty and the Beast. While the backbone of the story is Beauty and the Beast the author has her own take on it. With that said, I must confess, I’m not a fan of kid movies and when Tangled came out I wasn’t looking forward to watching it because I knew the story already. Even though Tangled was the Rapunzel story it had added elements that made it stand above the original tale. I felt A Court of Thorns and Roses was similar in the fact that I knew the basic story of Beauty and the Beast but I was treated to a more in-depth story with this one.
”You can either die tonight or offer your life to Prythian by living in it forever, forsaking the human realm.”
Feyre is our heroine who mistakenly kills the wrong animal and is given the above choice. Of course, she sacrifices her life so that her father and siblings won’t be harmed.
”Prythian was ruled by seven High Lords.”
Feyre is expected to spend the rest of her life in this Prythian land. ”Such a brutal, harsh world- with families killing each other for power, for revenge, for spite and control.” Tamlin, the hero, may have captured her to pay the price of her wrong doing but he treated her with the utmost respect as Feyre tried to grasp the concept of never seeing her family again.
Gosh, there’s so much to say about this story but the plot is one the reader should experience on their own without knowing anything beyond the basic Beauty and the Beast storyline.
Yesterday my 17 year old son and I had a discussion about Belle from Beauty and the Beast and some of the other older Disney princesses. I had explained the plot of this book and told him how I thought the book would end. Unfortunately, I mixed up my princesses and he schooled me on Disney movies. *lol* After our conversation on the different princesses he came to the conclusion that those girls need to stop “falling asleep” to have a prince come save them. *lol* Gotta love a teenager.
Book one ends not in a cliffhanger but with more story to come. The other two books aren’t released yet.