My Thoughts

This was my first dip into the fantasy genre, and now I will be swimming in it!  I had no idea what to expect when I started.  All I know is a lot of people on Instagram are raving about this series.   It was fun to read about the magic, mythical creatures, and kingdoms where men and women, more powerful than you can imagine, rule.  

When I first started reading I got vibes like I was reading The Grace Year.  Both female main characters are strong and all around badass.  They are both poorer than dirt and are doing whatever it takes to survive and feed their families.  That is where the similarities end.

The story really picks up when Feyre is taken through the wall to the magical kingdom where she would live out her punishment after she unknowingly killed a wolf who happened to be a faerie.  The way the author describes the magical kingdom made me wish there were pages of photos.  It’s nothing like what Feyre’s people had told her.  She didn’t see any slaves, didn’t hear any sounds of humans being tortured, and there was no darkness.  Everything was pristine and colorful.  Food and drinks were plentiful and so were the sparks that flew between the mortal woman and the immortal faerie.  Tamlin felt it more so than Feyre at first, and he did everything in his power to protect her.  However she’s a human in a kingdom where humans are the enemy, and she is not safe.  Not even Tamlin and all the power he has can protect her.

This was such a page turner, and it made me glad that I ordered the next two books in this series.  Next up, A Court of Mist and Fury!

Book Rating: 5/5

For the grand finale this would pair nicely with a Mercedes Eguren Cabernet Sauvignon 2017.

 

Goodreads Synopsis

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.