April’s book is:
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
This book is so popular and raved about that I’ve been waiting for a chance to read this for ages. I really enjoyed the last YA fantasy book we covered in book club: Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee (hmm, do I sense a similarity in the title?) I’m running the read-along solo this month, so feel free to chip in with your thoughts on the book to keep me company! I know most of you will have read it already!
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
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, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
(Adapted from her website)
A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies. She is also known for her best-selling YA fantasy series Throne of Glass.
The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice.
I am a huge fan of fantasy, so I just want to get started with this one. The cover is beautiful, very typical of this genre of story, and I love the outfit the girl – presumably Feyre – is wearing. The reviews promise a fiery and passionate romance between characters, and judging by the summary this will be a predominant theme (hooray, I love love!).
Follow me on Goodreads to see my reading progress, and check back later in the month for updates and a review! Updates will be slow for the next week or so, as I am currently in Japan (feels pretty good to type that!).
If you want to join in the read-along, leave a comment below – what are your first impressions of the book?