Also by this author: A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, young adult
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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When 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.
When I first read this book it reminded me so much of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale that I had a hard time separating the two. Sometimes when I am reading a book that reminds me so much of another book I get annoyed and initially that is how I felt with this book. After I read it though I kept thinking about it and read it again. Then I read it two more times over the course of the last 9 months. For those reasons I had to change my initial rating to 5 stars because the story is fantastic.
If you have ever read Beauty and the Beast (really, who hasn’t) then you know the storyline. What makes the difference is the main characters, the Fae element and the entire end of the book. Seriously, dang!! Let’s just say sadistic Faerie queen, tortured female lead, lust, love, and a little romance. If you choose to read this book, try to have an open mind. It is really hard to get beyond the whole “I already know this story” feeling but it really is worth reading.