My Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Goodreads: 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.
I had such high expectations for this novel ! I think I’m going to just stop having them when reading a Sarah J,Mass novel hahah the same thing happened when I was reading Throne Of Glass. As you can see, I gave it two stars and here’s why..
1.The main Character : Feyre
First, Feyre kills a wolf, who is a Faerie in disguise, (beast like creatures who got the powers to take on humans pretty easily). That wolf is not anyone, he is A BELOVED BROTHER TO THE HIGH ROYALTY OF ALL FAERIES. Now, guess how lucky she is?! She got the choice to not die and come live in a palace. Ohh myy what a punishment! How does she react: ”nooo I can’t leave my family blaba”, even when her family is telling her THAT THEY’RE FINE WITHOUT HER.
Once in the huge castle, she got escorted by Tamlin ( The lord of this land), get nice clothes and a lot of food, treated like a real princess but SHE CAN’T STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT WANTING TO GO HOME AND ESCAPING. Girl, you got everything everyone would dream of but you can’t be happy about it.
2. The pace
One of the worst pace I’ve read so far. It’s soo sloww, I’ve never experienced this turtle speed before. 400 pages like that, I tend to read very fast but it was so boring at times I had to pause and delayed it. It’s only when it hits 300 pages that the pace went from really slow to really fast. WTF MAN? It’s like in the last 100 pages, she got the chance to eat breakfast, go to a concert, learn the violin, save the world, save the entire nation and becomes Mrs President in the same day.
3. The easy life
Everything comes easy for Feyre, if she wants an answer to something she has it She always had help, somewhere somehow, if she wants to find a magical creature that no one can, she finds it. I don’t like it when the character has everything she can have, what’s the point of the character development then? Give me hardwork, give me labors that are going to shape her personality and make her stronger. SOMETHING. SPOILERS: and the trial in the end , just when you thought she was going to fail a test, someone somewhere comes to her rescue!
And here it goes.. again and again.. The never-ending circle of having an easy life.
Furthermore, the writing is not amazing either. Pretty much basic writing style for teenager. I was sad that I couldn’t enjoy this book as much.
The only character I like in this book is Rhysand, such a mysterious and dark character. He is the High Lord of the feared Night Courts, so give me more Rhysand and I shall be happy haha! For those of you who read A Court of Mist and Fury, should I read it?! Is it better than the first one? Let me know 🙂
You can purchase the book here @Chapters/Indigo