Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
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
- So I’ve tried to read this book before and didn’t get past the first few chapters. But I decided to give it another go at the suggestion of a friend.
- The beginning is slow, the middle is a little bit faster and the end is great.
- The characters are all really well done and thought out; they all feel like real people.
- I can even differentiate between Feyre’s sisters, which in most books I can’t really.
- Even the servants have backstories.
- The world building is also great. No information dumps here. The information sort of trickles in so you get a way better sense of the world at the end than at the beginning, more so than in other fantasies.
- The first half focuses a lot on the romance plot and doesn’t really go into the main conflict at all. There’s vague mentions to the “blight” plaguing the land, but they don’t tell you the stakes or the logistics.
- Which annoyed me, since it all felt a little pointless and I didn’t understand how Feyre fit into the story or why she was there
- The END is so good. So much drama. So many tasks. Just great.
What did you guys think of ACOTAR? What other fantasies have you been reading lately?