My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: 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. (Amazon, A Court of Thrones and Roses Kindle Edition)

This book is not like any other books I’ve read so far in the YA genre; which is a positive thing since it blew away the stereotypes of YA books. It is a very nice addition to a genre that’s been in need of ‘dusting’ for some time. I like how the always present stereotypes in YA books just wasn’t there at all.

The first half of the book was a bit slow, but I understand the importance of why it had to be as such. The second half of the book though was magnificent, at times heart wrenching, cruel and sickening. In the end, this book is an amazing piece of literature.

I would have given this book 5 stars were it not for the slow, and at times boring, beginning, but since I understand and accept the reason for why it is so, I’m giving this book 4.5 stars. Unfortunately, I can only rate books with whole stars on Goodreads, so, me clarifying that I give this book 4.5 stars and not ‘just’ 4 stars, will have to suffice.

The question if I would recommend this book to a friend or not depends entirely on which friend I’m supposedly supposed to recommend a book to; but Yes, I would recommend this book. It’s fresh, unique and have a fun twist to it.

– Sofia Sundfors

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