Genre : Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Page : 419 pages
Published : 5th May 2015
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.
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
At the beginning, I don’t even have any intention to pick up this book whenever I saw the book in the bookstore. Until there comes a length of time where my feeds were always bombarded with the picture of this book in red, blue and green with the name Sarah J. Maas with many excellent reviews on how much people are loving it.
And now I proudly announce I am in the fandom.
Let me start with the main character of this amazing book. Feyre is a mere human who struggles to live her everyday life. She needs to hunt for food in a cold, lonely and dangerous forest, risking her precious life to fight poverty for the sake of her family even if no one seems to care of Feyre’s safety. See? I am intrigued with the main character and admire her strong resolves which made me keep on reading to find out how worse her life can be. This rituals goes on over and over until she killed something or should I say, someone she shouldn’t have killed – a wolf.
This book has the power to make you sit and read before it eventually drag you in to the world of exotic faeries that you have never known before. It’s magical, full of wonder but most of all, it’s cruel. The story flows in an ease and in a way to make you fall deeper with the progress and charm the characters possessed. Each chapters made you realised that this is just a beginning of an adventure and there’s more to come and expect.
I love how the story start with a deep introduction that grab my attention almost instantly, where the accident of the wolf – killing happened and Feyre gets to meet Tamlin – her captor who turns out to be a Fae and someone who plays an important role in the book. The plot flows very steadily with increasing intensity. You are going to read the journey of a nineteen-year-old girl who hates faeries down to the core who ended up living her life in those exotic world with her being the only mortal with no one to trust.
When I was about to rate this book in Goodreads, I was shocked there are so many mixed reviews for the book. Personally, I love how full the story is, how it was all connected and perfectly written, although I must be honest through halfway I feel tired waiting for something bigger to pop out since the book spends quite some time taking readers to explore more and be familiar with the creatures, habits, the bond and connection Feyre forged in the faeries world.
As Feyre goes in deeper in the world of Fae, she starts to learn the dark secrets and curse that surrounds the faeries world. As her bonds get stronger with Tamlin and Lucient – Tamlin’s Emissary who had befriend Tamlin since long time ago, she must fight to find a way to lift the curse to free the land. Again, what makes me love this book is how full and complete this book is. It has a strong opening, lengthy story and perfect closing to summarize everything.
Another character you may expect in the book is Rhysand. By means, Rhysand is the definition of power, danger and charm. He is most known for his ability of mind-reading and although he is not in the loop of main protagonist, he plays quite a vital role alongside Feyre in the book. You might find him annoying and dangerous in the beginning but you are going to be attracted with his mysterious aura along your reading journey.
“We need hope, or else we cannot endure.”
Author : Celine