A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This is the most fun I’ve had reading a fantasy book in a while. Heck, it might be the most fun I’ve had reading any book in a hot minute. The characters, the writing, the story, the everything is so utterly unique compared to books I’ve read in the past.

While ACOTAR is not without flaws, it puts its best foot forward in almost every aspect of compelling storywriting. One place I really found it to shine is in its character structure and development—particularly with my favorites, Lucien, Rhys, and Feyre.

Character arcs are oftentimes my favorite part of a story, though a really good one can be difficult to find. Maas was able to take each of her characters, including those that are going unlisted, and form them into something special and completely their own. She even made me love the main character, a feat completed successfully by very few writers, sometimes not even by myself.

Also—does anybody else get a strong Loki vibe from Rhys, or is that just me?

I decided to make a short podcast review to go along with the written version, where I go more in-depth with my thoughts on the characters, story, and writing of one of the most popular young adult books today. Tune in and let me know your thoughts on the ACOTAR book/series!

9 responses to “A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas”

  1. I have been listening to these audiobooks (with ear buds). I completely agree that this series has a new feel that I really enjoyed. Moreover, it is the characters that make it most interesting.

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    1. Audiobooks are so great! I’ve really been getting into them lately as well!

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      1. I love them! I can accomplish something with my hands and listen to a great story!

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  2. I read some of the Throne of Glass series and really enjoyed them! I have too many books to go on to read the rest, but I can see why it’s such a popular series. I didn’t get to this series, but from what you’ve said in your post, it seems it’s just as good! Thanks for visiting my post on Laini Taylot’s Strange The Dreamer! Joanna

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    1. Ooh, I might have to check out the Throne of Glass series once I finish ACOTAR. I’ve heard they’re well loved! You’re very welcome for stopping by your blog; thank you for giving mine a look too!

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