Here’s the thing. I didn’t like Throne of Glass.
Did I just lose all Book Blogger Cred? Maybe. Probably. Honestly, I can’t even tell you why I didn’t like it. I don’t remember enough about the book–it was that mediocre.
But EVERYONE LOVES IT OMG. Best thing ever. So when Sarah Maas came out with A Court of Thorns and Roses, of COURSE it was the new BEST THING EVER. I assumed it was along the same lines, so I dismissed it. Not interested. Once I heard the plot though–human huntress whisked off to live with the fae–my curiosity was piqued.
Still, I was nervous. Am I going to waste precious #ReadWomen time on another blah book?
A Court of Thorns and Roses is so wholly different from Throne of Glass I can hardly believe it. There is nothing boring about this one at all. It’s intriguing and SEXY (oh man how sexy) and suspenseful. Sarah Maas has taken every fairy tale we’ve ever known and turned it on its head. You think you know the Fae, human? You are so wrong.
Beyond the story itself, my favorite thing about this book is the absolute lack of slut shaming. Feyre sacrifices herself in every way for her family, so goddamn right she’s going to have herself a lover if she wants one. And when she sees him and his new wife later–the WIFE is intimidated, not the other way around. She just smiles and wishes them well. THAT IS HOW IT SHOULD BE. Why does everything have to be so dirty and complicated? Thank you, Sarah Maas, for writing some positive lady sex.
The rest of this series will definitely be on my TBR. Can’t wait to see what’s next!