A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Was it too similar to «Throne of Glass»?

I am glad to announce that I finally read the first book of the new (relatively new) Sarah J. Maas series! This was my top priority of April considering that the third book in the series, «A Court of Wings and Ruin», is coming out early in May. I had to see for myself what everyone was raving about and so I did!

Although not sure about the raving part… but more about that later.

16096824When 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.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

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This book was not easy to review, and I am still not quite sure if I liked it or not, but I definitely have some thoughts to share with all of you!

Thought #1 – Do all Sarah J Maas’ protagonists have the same origin story?

If you read the «Throne of Glass» by Sarah J Maas, you know how in the first pages of the book we meet Celeana, who is slowly rotting in the dungeon, serving her sentence.

Well, Feyre is not far from that! She is the only one her family relies on, while starving in the smallest cottage of the village.

Thought #2 – Do all Sarah J Maas’ protagonists get “unwillingly” dragged away?

Celeana and the King’s palace, Feyre and the fairy’s world. I just couldn’t stop myself from comparing these two completely different, at the first glance, stories because THERE WERE SO MANY SIMILARITIES!

Thought #3 – Is this a twist on Throne of Glass series for the more mature audience?

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it a lot (not as much as «Throne of Glass» I must say), but the entire time I felt like I was reading the same plot just with changes here and there to make it less familiar.

I love when authors create these enormous magical world with tons of books and multiple series, like Cassandra Clare – we get more and more books in the Shadowhunter world every year!

However, when they try something new I expect it to be different from their previous works. Let me know if you felt the same way or if these similarities didn’t bother you at all!

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On the higher note, it was the lightest read in a long time, and I enjoyed it! I will be trying to get to the second book before the third one comes out (highly unlikely but I can always hope), and see if it will make me forget about the Throne of Glass series!

Even though it was highly enjoyable and a very quick-paced read (just what I love), I can’t give it all 5 stars because of everything mentioned above (apparently I have a huge obsession with Throne of Glass series).

My rating:

⭐⭐⭐/5

Let me know in the comments down below which series by Sarah J Maas is your favourite!

As for people that haven’t read either, make sure you are old enough to read A Court of Thorns and Roses series, that I greatly recommend! Otherwise you want to start with Throne of Glass series that you will fall in love with almost immediately.

With love,

Alex

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