I am currently about 50 pages to finishing A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. This book is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and, if you must know, I have only watched the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast about 3/4 through, and that was about 10 years ago! But before you get really mad at me, as I have been reading it, I have decided that I much prefer reading retellings of fairytales when I don’t really know how the story goes, as otherwise I am anticipating things that may not happen for a while, or I might be disappointed. It’s sort of like watching the movie before reading the book, or looking up spoilers on the internet before reading the book or watching the movie (which, I may add HAVE NEVER DONE!)
Plus what I love about the physical copy of the book is that there are the gorgeous vine illustrations at the beginning of the chapters, and right at the end of the book, there is a name pronunciation guide, which, I think EVERY book should have!
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. (Goodreads summary)
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