Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
I will not lie,I put this off and any Maas really because I was so intimidated/overwhelmed by the amount of books this lady puts out in a series. But, it’s a Beauty and the Beast/Tamlin retelling, how could I say no?
And guess what? I liked it so much more than I thought I would! I really enjoyed the writing style and the dynamics between Feyre and her family and later Feyre and her ‘beast’ but alas I don’t think my love of this coupling will survive book two from what I hear.
There’s a lot to explore and take in with Feyre as she’s left home, but I’m not sure I understand why there was more time with her and Lucien than Tamlin, it was a little odd and wanted more time between the two dang it!
The art Feyre loves, her hunting skills, all of it was so much fun to learn about her and I enjoyed watching her go home and have her little revelation moment that sets her on a path to save Tamlin. Which gives us some really fun events that are also super intense! Before I forget though, I did love watching the dynamics between Feyre and her sisters change and evolve when she returned home, they had so much growth and development, just made me so happy lol.
Poor Feyre! She is just getting knocked down during this whole tournament she has to go through since she was too late to break the curse in the traditional manner.
Guess what? I did not like him haha I was like ‘she’s not your partner, shoo!’ their tension also just made it seem that her ‘love’ wasn’t real or at least that’s how it felt but that’s not to say that’s true, just my take on it!
Pacing was great, unfortunately I did like Tamlin and he’s just going to be a totally different character than I thought in the next book and that’ll be hard for me to accept. I already bought the ebook of the sequel, but I don’t know when I’ll get to it.
P.S. Lucien is the best.
3.5/5 Cups of coffee