From the author Sarah J. Maas who wrote the Throne of Glass series I love, a new series was recommended to me by my coworker. A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the sequel A Court of Mist and Fury. Since I loved the Throne of Glass series I was really excited for this one.
The first book I knew before I started was written as a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but it was all going to be set in a world with fairies.
Unfortunately these books didn’t live up to the expectations I had. They were captivating whilst I read, but towards the end of book two I was mostly frustrated. They are written from a first person perspective and for me it doesn’t work in the long run. The books were totally OK, but not as great as I thought they would. Still enjoyable and I finished them both quite fast.
The world building is great as usual, Sarah J. Maas is great at creating good fantasy worlds. I like the over all plot in the books with the different kingdoms, the evil force from Hybern, the men vs. fairies, and all the politics. I do love books with romance in them, but for some reason it just didn’t work all the way in these books. I could never get the hang of it, is it a fantasy book with romance in it, or is it a romance placed in a fantasy world?
I have hopes of the third book being better, since there just can’t be a new romance plot (I hope) so there has to be the actual world-plot in focus in the next one. So I want to read it when it comes out, even though I have things to complain about for these two books. But the end of book two was so good and really leaves me with hopes of a great third book.