A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

I have to be honest, I went into this book reading it only because I had liked others by this author. I had not even read the back on what it was about and this led me to be disappointed. I am not sure what I was expecting, but it was definitely not a romance that left me frustrated, mad and even having to skip a few pages because I did not want to read the graphic detail. For the first half of the book I was mad, I did not like how the main character represented women so poorly, how obedient and weak she was portrayed. How it seemed that she could take care of herself, until a man showed up and then she was useless. It is like pseudo feminism. Feyre is taken into the Faerie world because she accidentally took the life of a Faerie and she does not quite realize the full repercussions of her actions. These actions start a train of events that not everyone is ready for. Towards the end, as the main character Feyre came to her senses (about her potential) the book got really interesting and good for me. It almost made up for the bad beginning.  After  I finished it, even found myself missing the characters and the world. This just goes to show not to judge a book too soon, as well as showing how much of an investment reading really is. This book is definitely up for debate on whether it has a positive or negative depiction of females so I am not sure if I would recommend it. Especially as I still have unclear feelings about the book as a whole.

 

$7.91
(as of 11-11-2017 19:41:11 UTC - Details)

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