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Summary

When Feyre kills a wolf, a beastlike creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a magical land, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it....

©2015 Sarah J. Maas (P)2015 Recorded Books Inc

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Couldn't finish

This book, a summary: "For your own safety, don't do the thing!" Does the thing, ends up in life threatening situation, gets rescued. "Seriously, do NOT do the thing!" Does the thing, get rescued, glimpse his well muscled body. "Really! I'm losing patience here! DO NOT DO THE THING!" Does the thing, gets rescued, notices more of his body.
Intermingled with thinking about how her family doesn't care about her.
All set in a "Beauty and the Beast" copy.

But the narration was good.

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My next binge

I loved Sarah J Mass' last series and can see the same thing happening with this. Although I wasn't too sure of Jennifer Ikeda's narration at first, I very quickly warmed to it. I would absolutely recommend this book to any and all fantasy fans.

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Intense and emotional

First time listening to an audiobook. It was definitely worth it. The author constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat, making you ache in anticipation at what comes next. The plot made me think extremely hard as it was well written and thought out. I loved the forbidden romance aspect and trials that Feyra and Tamlin had to experience, it was painful but emphasised their love even more.
Would definitely read/listen to this again.

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Jury still out

I didn't quite get into this book, it just didn't quite make sense. I really enjoyed the Assassin series of books so I will give the next one of these a try to see if the plot gets better but for me not as good as the other Maas books.

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ACOTAR REVIEW

***POTENTIAL SPOILERS***

Having so recently finished the Throne of Glass series, the urge to compare the two is high.

I wasn't so sure I'd come to like the characters as much, and it certainly took me a little while longer to warm to them.

Part of the barrier initially was that I was on audio book during my morning commute. I didn't gel with Jennifer Ikeda (who narrates this book) to begin with, but after a few chapters it started to flow more.

Feyre is an interesting protagonist. There's the juxtaposition between being the savvy, hard working, hunter gatherer of her family (following her gut when stalking the wolf in the opening chapters), and the polar opposite when thrust into Prythian where she seems to make poor judgement calls (easily believing that her father has come to her aid despite the many obstacles he'd have faced) and putting herself in harms way.

I'm typical SJM style, you tag your romantic interest early on, only to have whiplash by the end of the book. It's one of the things I like most about her stories.... And it reminds me not to get too comfortable ☺

That said, despite Rhysands good intentions I cannot see how Feyre can see him in another light..... But this is the girl who has forgiven the man she loves for manoeuvring her into killing an innocent fae and then kidnapped her under false pretenses.

Maybe I'm in need of chocolate, maybe I'm a bit cynical, but I don't think Rhysand is going to be replacing Rowan in my heart any time soon.

I'm still excited for the next installment... Can I count on more Nesta and Lucien?

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Stunning

Having discovered Sarah Maas' books mid 2018, I have not stopped listening since.

A Court of Thorns and Roses is set in a land of faeries and mortals. A love affair between a mortal and a High Fae Lord. This book starts off slowly, but really takes off after the first few chapters. I have to admit to finding Feyre a little naive and rambling, at times and, towards the end, I found the last trial she had to overcome predictable.

Tamlin and Feyre's love looks as though it will last through it all, but I have a feeling that a love triangle in the future between Feyre and Rhysand is on the cards. Lucian I feel a little sorry for as he seems to lose out, and, again, I feel he will end up the scapegoat in all of this.

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Wonderful!!!

Loved everything about this book and can not wait to listen to the next book!

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mesmerising!!

I loved this stunning book! Brilliant story with plenty of twists and moments where I was left guessing what could possibly happen next!

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Take a shot everytime she mentions painting!

Personally I couldn't stand the two main characters, especially Feyre. I honestly can't put my finger on why. But if there is more Lucien and Rhysand in the next book I might consider dipping my toe in again.

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Does the book justice

I devoured this audio book as quickly as the paperback!
Starts off as an interesting adaption of beauty and the beast but ends up as a whole other creature. ;)

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  • Hm MacDonald
  • 26-07-20

A waste of a free credit

This book is a mix between Beauty and the Beast and A Game Of Thrones, written in the tone of a sulky teenager. Maybe I'm just too old for this, but regret spending a free credit on it. Listened up to chapter 4 and gave up.

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  • No Schist
  • 16-02-21

Umm...teenage writing?

Oh my god. I mean, I'm not expecting Jordon or Sanderson...but still...just no. The writing feels like a teenager's. Puerile. Middle school writing prompt material.

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  • Sarah
  • 14-08-20

I love this book

I read this book before but listening was a whole new, exciting experience. this series is so close to my heart!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-10-19

just what i needed

i loved the story. it was romantic and dark and full of mystery and i really enjojed it. also very well performed by the reader. thank you.

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  • Cliente de Kindle
  • 14-06-22

Entretenida!

Empecé a escucharla por su dándome y estoy emocionada por escuchar los próximos! Muy buena dicción de la narradora.

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  • nailo
  • 04-05-22

Maybe I just don't understand romance

Fairy bargains felt too obvious. First half of the book was too cliche. The book was written from the main character's point of view but I still couldn't follow her reasoning a lot of the time.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 26-04-22

will not be reading the rest of the series

narration was great, but the story dragged on and on and the characters were just... meh

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 28-03-22

Great book

I really like this book. I didn't know anything about it going in, so I was a little surprised that it was so centered around romance but all in all it's really great.

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  • Pooja Sharma
  • 14-01-22

Highly recommend

It was really interesting, I wish they would make a movie out of it. However the middle parts were a bit draggy. Love how every detail is important in the overall story! Love this climatic twist!

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  • Gyrithe
  • 10-12-21

I'm in.

I knew i just had to get started, that I would fall in love with this. And I did.
I am all in, in this world of fay and fairies.
I wish I one day would be so creative and come up with something so brillant as this.