A Court Of Thorns And Roses
A beastly romance
Release Date: 7 May
420 pages | Paperback/ ebook Author: Sarah J Maas Publisher: Bloomsbury
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