A Court Of Thorns And Roses

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Rated book club -

A beastly ro­mance

Re­lease Date: 7 May

420 pages | Pa­per­back/ ebook Au­thor: Sarah J Maas Pub­lisher: Blooms­bury

Beau­ti­fully writ­ten,

and a touch­ing ro­mance, there’s only one prob­lem with A Court Of Thorns And Roses: it’s a com­bi­na­tion of Beauty And The Beast with fairy- ab­duc­tion tale Tam Lin. We all know the for­mer story; any­one with the vaguest in­ter­ests in fairy sto­ries will know the lat­ter.

And so, as en­gag­ing a hero­ine as Feyre is, and how swoon­wor­thy a heart­throb her shapeshift­ing High Fae cap­tor Tam­lin is, there are no sur­prises in the tale. Sarah Maas cre­ates a suit­ably dream­like vi­sion of the faerie king­doms and a mar­vel­lously vil­lain­ous faerie queen living un­der a moun­tain, but what you never feel is ten­sion, as you know that a happy end­ing is guar­an­teed. Miriam McDon­ald

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