A beautiful retelling of the beloved Beauty And The Beast, Sarah J. Maas will have you up reading under the covers until late past your bedtime with this fast-paced mix of adventure and romance that’ll have you clamoring for more.
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.
Feyre lives a simple life. She and her family were once wealthy, but after her father lost their fortune, and their mother, they live in a small hut in the forest. Her father is unable to work, so Feyre must do everything for her father and her two sisters. She hunts for all of their food, and one day, when she nears the bordering wall between her country, and the faeries country, she sees a wolf. Only, it’s not a wolf, and she knows it.
“We need hope, or else we cannot endure.”
It’s a faerie. She’s been warned about faeries all her life. They’re ruthless killers who can only be stopped by a small number of things, including ash arrows, Feyre’s chosen hunting weapon. If you are spotted by a faerie, you might as well kiss your life goodbye, because you’re dead. There is no escape, your fate is sealed. Feyre knows she shouldn’t shoot the wolf, but something in the wolf’s eyes speaks to her, like he’s almost as desperate as she is. As if the faerie wants her to shoot him, so she does.
The next night, while she is preparing the food she got last night, another faerie bursts into her house, disguised as a wolf, and demands that she must pay the price for killing a faerie, die right now, or leave her family forever and go live with him in his court in Prythian, the faerie country. A place no human has ever been known to survive.
“Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
Feyre has no idea why she is there, only that she must remain there as his captive. She quickly learns that not everything is as it seems there, and she wants to figure out what’s really going on. She soon finds herself in places she never thought she’d be, for reasons she never thought possible. Will she make it out of this adventure alive? Read and find out.
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
Wow! I’m sorry to say that I hadn’t read a Sarah J. Maas book until this one. I was really missing out. This book is a masterpiece and should be appreciated as such. The word is vivid, the writing amazing, and the characters mesmerizing. This book gave me so many feelings, and I loved every second of it. Maas’ poetic, beautiful writing captured me from the very first page, and I practically devoured this book.
I give this a 5 out of 5 stars, and would recommend this to anybody, because this retelling is better than the original. Sarah J Maas weaves a world you want to go to. Maas’ beautiful retelling will have you clamoring for the sequel.