I’ve been drawn into a world I never want to come out of. I am so glad I didn’t put this book down when I wanted to.
Feyre has to hunt for her family to provide for her father and two older sisters. One day, she pursues the wrong wolf. It turns out that this wolf is a faerie. Now she’s been pulled into a magical world held captive for the murder of the faerie. Or is she? There’s an alternative reason for Feyre’s presence, which might change her life.
There was a prolonged start, so much so that I almost didn’t finish the book. I decided to keep going to try and find out why this series had so much hype behind it, why it seemed so universally loved, and here I was almost detesting the thing— almost being the keyword.
I love the world-building in this universe. This world-building is boring but necessary to set up the rest of the series. The storytelling was entirely immersive for me once I got through the first few chapters. I found myself lost in the story for hours upon hours. I enjoyed Feyre’s character development and the slow reveal of the Fae’s secrets. I can usually guess a plot pretty well, so I was pleasantly surprised when I was wrong so consistently. Of course, Maas showed so many classic twists through foreshadowing, but I missed the big ones completely.
A human is entering the world of the Fae. I appreciate the point of view from which it’s written. I found some aspects of Feyre’s personality to be extremely relatable. It was so easy to feel I would react the same way in certain situations, to almost feel her emotions as my own. As I read through suspenseful times, I was smiling, gasping, and sitting up in anguish.
This book is definitely geared toward an older audience. There are some very spicy scenes.
I give my first Sarah J. Maas book five out of five stars.
About Sarah J Maas :
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass, Court of Thorns and Roses, and Crescent City series. Her books have sold millions of copies and are published in thirty-seven languages.