On a cold winter day, a nineteen-year-old girl named Feyre kills a wolf while hunting in the forest. The next day, a magical beast shows up seeking payment for her actions. The creature, a powerful and lethal faerie named Tamlin, drags Feyre from her tiny village to the faerie realm. Despite what Feyre has been taught about faeries, she falls for Tamlin. However, the land of the faeries is not as beautiful as it once was, especially with an ancient curse threatening to destroy both the faerie realm and the human world and of course, Feyre must find a way to stop it.
A Court of Thorns and Roses, the first book in a series by Sarah J. Mass, might just be one of my new favorites. Mass has written many other books, including the Throne of Glass series. Although I haven't read those books, this one is pretty amazing. I loved all the characters, their relationships and the plot, but my favorite thing about this book was her world building. After the first few chapters, I was completely hooked on the faerie realm. Honestly, I've never been interested in faerie lore or mythical creatures, but this book really changed that. When you combine an interesting world with beautiful characters and a well written plost, you get A Court of Thorns and Roses. Unfortunately, my summary does very little to explain how perfect this book is, so your'e just going to have to read it yourself.
-Samantha L, (Dusen)Berry Blogger and member of the River Teen Advisory Board