A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas

  • Release Date: 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 2,665 Ratings


The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.

At least, he's not a beast all the time.

As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.

From bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a seductive, breathtaking book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into an unforgettable read.


  • Astohnding Series

    By ThatOneWriterChick
    I just finished book three in the four book series and im coming back to wrote a review of this one to tell you READ THIS BOOK the characters and their developments are amazing and the plot is fantastic and it keeps you on your toes at every sentence. This series has become my new favorite without even a shred of competition.
  • Has become one of my favorite series

    By Momooooooosooooooooo
    Absolutely loved this book, loved the plot. I'm a sucker for enemies to lover romances and would recommend this to any friend.
  • Read !!

    By nani_2121
    This book was absolutely amazing so much so that I finished it rather quickly and considered revisiting it I. Am. Hooked. Amazing author I promise you won’t regret this purchase
  • Great book!!!!

    By books&books!
    Such a great book!!!
  • Derivative/plagiarism?

    By Roberto2000
    The story was decent. The characters and some situations were plucked out of other series, such as Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter, to name a few. However, the BIGGEST offense is what and how much was stolen from Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series: Daemon SaDi and Dorothea SaDiablo basically showed up in this book with new names of Rhysand and Amaranth. I could go on with pages of other examples. I'm very surprised I havent read this type of feedback in the other comments, unless those were suppressed.
  • Enthralling, yet strikingly similar

    By I'm ol'Greg
    Loved the intrigue, story development, and characters. Yet I couldn’t shake the similarities to ‘Beauty and the Beast’. It was just too much of a coincidence to ignore, yet I read it chapter by chapter...and enjoyed it regardless.
  • Love the characters

    By MoniqueNuzum
  • My favorite fantasy series

    By mmarcone912
    Fae have always been my favorite kind of fantasy creature, and yet I feel like no one ever makes stories about them. Sarah J Maas must have the same love of fae/fairies as I do! This series has become my favorite fantasy series out of all the ones I’ve read. I love the characters, I love Maas’s writing, and I love how she brings some bits of classic fables into this series. There’s also steamy romance, though the second book in this series has the best romance scenes. I also read her Throne of Glass series, but I like this one better.
  • Yes!

    By ctbarney
    Excellent read! I connected to every character and wasn't able to put this book down!
  • Lots of Issues

    By Swansonm
    I’m surprised at how unskilled the writing is here, given Maas’s popularity. I’ve read indie fantasy authors with much better writing chops. The sentences are clunky, and loose; the descriptions mediocre, and the protagonist is very 2D. It reads like something a talented 10th grader might have come up with. That said, the story is amusing. I purchased all books at once on discount and hope I can get through them. But so far, the first one is difficult to keep reading.