Book Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J Maas
Narration: Jennifer Ikeda
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Genre: High Fantasy, Fae, Romance
Setting: Prythian Spring Court, Land of Fae
Source: Audiobook (RB Digital)
⇝Book Theme Song⇜
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♫Preserved Roses by Blackbriar --If you've read ACOTAR then watch it…and you will see…if not…then still watch it, because it has the right feel. ♫
I need to have a clear head when I start a fantasy series, to really be able to immerse myself within it. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do that while listening to this. I just had too much on my mind. That being said, I feel like this has the makings of a 5 star read (even the narration was awesomely done) as evidenced by all the 5 star ratings out there for ACOTAR. If I could change one thing about this it would be to make it a little shorter in length. Long books always seem so daunting to me, that I go into them feeling less than excited as it is.
Essentially, ACOTAR is highly imaginative start to what might be a very appealing series. The Beauty and the Beast aspect is only a backdrop to the story overall, because it really is so much deeper than that.
Main Characters: 5/5
Secondary Characters: 5/5
The Feels: 4/5
Theme or Tone: 4/5
Flow (Writing Style): 4.3/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4.3/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 5/5 Cliffhanger: to be continued…
Will I continue this series? Yes, and hopefully I'm able to fully immerse myself in it when I do.