I last read this book two years ago, I borrowed it from the library but last Christmas my amazing fiance, bought me the whole series so I thought it was time to reread it so I can finish the series (I only read the first two last time)
For those who don’t know the story it is based around Faery, a human who lives with her family in a small cottage and has to hunt for food and look after her family to survive. One hunting session changes her life forever as she kills a wolf who ends up to be a fae and is doomed to live out her life in Prythian, the Fae kingdom and in particular the Spring Court where she lives with Lucien, a charming and slightly cheeky fae and Tamlin, a shape-shifting fae with golden locks and a very distinguished silhouette.
One particular talent that Sarah J Maas has is her world creation, her ability to transport the reader to another world is second to none and the world of Prythian is no exception. The description of the woods and the estate makes you wish you were there whilst the description of some of the creatures makes you glad you aren’t.
As the story progresses we see how Faery adapts to living in this new world whilst never forgetting who she left behind; her father, a crippled man who lets his disability get in the way of earning a living and truly looking after his children, Nesta her strong, independent and at times arrogant sister who is a powerful character and Elaine, a happy, more naive sister who you just want to hug and tell her it will be OK.
Faery is a brilliant character, her strength, determination and will to survive makes her not only a powerful force to be reckoned with but her love for her family and her creative side makes you feel so much empathy and love towards her.
Tamlin, the high fae Lord is a pleasing addition to the story, with his handsome demeanour and his charming manner you can’t help but fall for him. Also, it helped that I couldn’t help but imagine Jason Momoa after reading the description of him (Google him and imagine him with blonde hair and then tell me he would not make an amazing, and considerably hot Tamlin)
Lucien is also a delightful character, his cheekiness combined with the underlying frustrations of “the blight” makes for a complex and at times fun fae.
I really enjoyed the whole story. The mixture of a fantastical, stunning world combined with an array of characters and underlying dark and sinister tones creates a great fantasy novel.
I am looking forward to re-reading the next in the series so I can start reading the rest of the series. I am also looking forward to visiting the night court.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ – great fantasy novel, the world creation and character arcs are well executed, Sarah J Maas really is a wonderful writer within her genre.
Have you read this book? What did you think? Let me know in the comments
Much love 💘