A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This tells the story of Feyre, a human girl trying to get her family to survive poverty. But after killing a wolf, she is taken to the faeries’ lands to pay for the life she took.
I think this is the first retelling of a fairy tale I’ve read, but I don’t remember much of the Beauty and the Beast story, so I couldn’t compare this book to it. But there were definitely some fairy tale moments (e.g. “evil” sisters, the numbers seven and three). And the Beast, you do fall in love with him! Good thing I have the second book on my shelf, I need to read it! And they say it’s better than the first one.
“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.”