A Court of Thorns and Roses Box Set (Paperback): The first four books of the hottest fantasy series and TikTok sensation Paperback – 26 Nov. 2020
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The first four books of the hottest fantasy series and TikTok sensation
DESIRE HAS NEVER BEEN SO DEADLY
Feyre is a huntress. The skin of a wolf would bring enough gold to feed her sisters for a month. But the life of a magical creature comes at a steep price, and Feyre has just killed the wrong wolf ...
Follow Feyre's journey into the dangerous, alluring world of the Fae, where she will lose her heart, face her demons and learn what she is truly capable of.
This stunning, four-book box set of hottest, sexiest and epic fantasy series by Sarah J. Maas includes A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin and the companion tale A Court of Frost and Starlight.
'Passionate, violent, sexy and daring ... A true page-turner' USA TODAY on A Court of Thorns and Roses
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|A Court of Thorns and Roses Box Set||A Court of Thorns and Roses||A Court of Mist and Fury||A Court of Wings and Ruin||A Court of Frost and Starlight|
|Get the first four books in the #1 bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series!||Feyre's journey into the magical realm of Prythian begins...||Making a deal with Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court, has life-altering consequences for Feyre...||Returning to the Spring Court to play a deceitful game proves dangerous for Feyre...||The Night Court prepares for the oncoming Winter Solstice...|
Passionate, violent, sexy and daring ... A true page-turner ― USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed! ― HuffPost on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Sexual tension and deadly action ― Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Vicious and intoxicating ... A dazzling world, complex characters, and sizzling romance ― RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Fiercely romantic, irresistibly sexy and hypnotically magical. A veritable feast for the senses ― USA Today on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY
Darkly sexy and thrilling ― Bustle on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY
Fast-paced and explosively action-packed ― Booklist on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN
The plot manages to seduce you with its alluring characters, irresistible world and never-ending action, leaving you craving more ― RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing (26 Nov. 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 2112 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1526630788
- ISBN-13 : 978-1526630780
- Dimensions : 14.61 x 13.34 x 21.21 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 May 2022
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Despite having a lot of potential, despite not being bored for one moment – annoyed and in danger of having being left with permanent eye damage due to the constant eye rolling, but not bored – it is heavily clichéd and there are elements that just 'dumb it down'.
The writing style is inconsistent and same goes for some of the characters.
The writer tackles several topics, important ones - abusive relationships, PTSD, low self-esteem, women's rights, etc. – without carrying proper research or rather none. And I can honestly say I have never, EVER, read any book where vomiting is a recurring theme. In every book either someone is vomiting or feeling like vomiting. When you tackle such a sensitive topic as PTSD you should do it properly, not everyone with PTSD vomits, just as not everyone feels like vomiting when they are nervous.
The author repeats the same ideas so many times that instead of emphasizing the message she wants to deliver, she diminishes it and, as a reader, annoys the h… out of me. We are constantly reminded how much Feyre suffered, how she overcome her fears, how amazing she is.
Her trauma is heavily exaggerated and overexploited. I felt like watching videos of 'selfless acts of kindness' of people who shove their phones in the face of a homeless person while giving them food or money, so that everyone can see how magnanimous they are...
No, you cannot compare trauma HOWEVER it seems that her few months with Tamlin and 3 months under the mountain transform her in some kind of saint, although you have the likes of Mor, Rysand, Azriel, Cassian, etc who have suffered for centuries!
I mean, you have Cassian who had no roof over his head for 8 years, as a child, was treated worse than a stray dog, fought wars, and Rhys who lives with the pain of losing his family, who was practically locked up for 50 years with Amarantha and subjected to both physical and psychological torture, and yet, they are both more considerate, more caring, more …human than Feyre.
I just do not like the Archeron sisters, and I tried really hard to like Feyre (I could stomach her a bit better in ACOWAR) She is supposed to be a sensitive, selfless person, but most of the time she comes off as extremely ungrateful, power-hungry, selfish and self-absorbed. Her constant remarks in the lines of 'poor little High Lord' are so annoying; the way she calls Rhys prick, bastard, and other lovely names does not make her come off as interesting, funny, or as a strong woman (especially considering the context) but rather vulgar and silly. Same as her comeback lines in her interactions with other males – she does not have one single clever comeback.
Nesta is a proper bully, she is the definition of selfishness and arrogance - there is no excuse for that, no matter what trauma she suffered. Once again, think of the Inner Circle and what they went through for centuries (Nesta is only in her early twenties) and how considerate and caring they are.
Elain is…she just is, there. She is supposed to be really sweet and caring, but I could not buy into that, nor do I care finding out more about her.
Not to mention that you have all these High Lords that lived for hundreds of years, fought wars, are well versed in strategy and court intrigues, but need a 19–20-year-old girl to save them.
And let us not forget the king of Hybern, a powerful ancient king, who snaps Striga's neck with his bare hands but is killed by Elain and Nesta…for real!? Fantasy at its best.
The author's idea of empowering women is by making them into bullies, and men into doormats. The aim seems to be getting to the top and then forgetting who helped you get there.
How is it not only OK but empowering to be the toxic one in a relationship if you are a woman?! I thought the idea behind feminism is equal rights, mutual respect. Matriarchy is equally as bad as patriarchy - just as women want and deserve respect, so do men.
You cannot advocate for women's rights by replacing patriarchy with matriarchy.
There seems to be no line, not even a blurred one, between self-love talk and outright narcissism – the constant self-love talks Feyre gives herself are actually just the inner talks of an incredibly narcissistic person.
She keeps acting like a 'bad a..', she keeps repeating to herself , over and over again, how amazing she is, that she is a survivor, that nobody is her master, and so on… although, she could not figure out such a simple riddle (I knew the answer before finishing the second line), although she only survived Amarantha's tasks with the help of Lucien and Rhys, both MEN/MALE; although she got 'her powers' from 7 lords, MALES; although she became High Lady of the Night Court because of Rhys, a MALE; although she survived returning from the Spring Court due to Lucien, Cassian and Azriel, MALES...
I cannot see her as a role-model or at least not a positive one. How could she possibly be a positive role-model when she is so ungrateful, when she is so toxic in her relationship with Rhys, when most of the time she lacks any sort of intelligence and acts like a spoiled brat, who repeatedly pouts and stomps her foot, lashing out without any disregard for other people's/her friends' feelings?
We get a glimpse of her true self after the Suriel spills the tea, when she (with Helion's power and the Suriel's knowledge) helps Rhys start healing but treats him like he was nothing, leaving him literally in the mud, although he had just been tortured, almost died, and was far from healing, because he kept 'things' from her.
She left Rhys, her friend (mate or not), injured in the freezing mud and went off to HIS cabin to spend a few days painting and recovering (she was the one in need of recovery….).
I had to force myself to read the beginning of part 3 in ACOMAF – entire pages of the assumptions of a silly (do not want to say downright mentally challenged), selfish girl. ACOMAF has over 600 pages, the author could have spared us the pain.
Everyone is in awe of every little thing she does, constantly tickling her ego – she is the kindest, the strongest, the most ... The overuse of superlatives throughout the series is equal to none!
She went from having nothing to having everything within a few months and, although I am not bothered by her rapid rise to power, I am bothered by her lack of humility, her toxic traits – which are passed as being powerful, strong
Same goes for Nesta – Rhys opens the doors of his house to Nesta and Elain, provides for them and they all (the Inner Circle) treat them with respect, and not only she is not grateful but she is absolutely horrible. Yes, she is entitled to deal with her own issues as she sees fit but that does not justify her attitude towards those that have done nothing but help her and nobody is forcing her to stay with them, she should just leave. I would have dumped them to Hybern and let them manage on their own since they were so formidable and self-sufficient.
As to the 'steamy' scenes - I do not have anything against them, they are part of life and, if done properly, they can add value BUT the ones in the ACOTAR series are so crude, so repetitive, so badly done, as if they were written by a 17 years old guy, hooked on porn.
I could rant for hours about ACOTAR, which means that there are things I liked otherwise I would not waste my breath.
I loved the world-building, the action, and I loved many of the characters, especially Lucien, the Suriel, and the Inner Circle ( I would love a separate book about Amren) - I felt sorry for them for having to put up with the Archeron sisters
I am disappointed because it could have been an amazing series (high number of copies sold does not translate into high quality literature) but there are parts so, so badly written it made me cringe.
Although I rate it as a series (excluding ACOSF) 3/5, I can say that it is the first series I consider reading again even if I did not rate it 5/5. Probably because of its potential, because despite it all I have become so attached to its universe and to so many of the characters, because I can see how good it could have been...
That being said, we are all different and interpret things differently and when it comes to literature the best way to make up your mind about a book is by reading it 😊
So after reading many,many,many reviews on this series and watching a ton of TikTok’s I decided to take a chance and dive into this series or I was shoved is a more accurate description, and wow and I glad I was!!
I may have only read the first 2 books in the series but in all honesty it was after the first half of A court of thorns and roses that I knew I was gonna be sticking with this series the long run!!
The author really builds a world and and every character within it, the diversity amount them is great and no two characters are the same. The fans weren’t wrong when they said you will want to scream at the books, rant, cry and get angry along side the characters.
I have fully been thrown down the rabbit hole and am thoroughly enjoying the crazy ride………… now on to A court of wings and ruin.
A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in Sarah J Maas bestselling series of the same name.
I felt like that the story was very much a classic fairytale meets modern Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I loved the Beauty and the Beast aspect retelling because it is one of my favourite Disney films.
The sexual tension was sizzling from the start and the steamy scenes were pretty hot 🥵 As much as I loved Lucien and Tamlin, I am definitely Team Rhysand!
Even though I absolutely loved this book and cannot fault it at all, I would have loved to have had some chapters in Lucien, Tamlin or Rhysand perspective just to mix up the narrative.
If you haven’t read this book/ series yet, I definitely recommend it! I do not read a lot of Fantasy Books, but I cannot believe I have waited all this time to jump on the ACOTAR bandwagon!
This book has 100% made me want to read more from this genre and I will be getting onto the next book of this series as soon as possible.
However, the third book in the series arrived damaged & the cover not properly stuck down, so it was all wrinkly and odd. Which is more disappointing because I enjoyed the books so much, I want to display them.