Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 5th 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.
So…this book did have its issues, but I still really enjoyed it. Obviously, this is the first book in a series and therefore was mostly a lot of build up for the rest of the series, but I still enjoyed it. I loved the characters and the story and I was very invested. This is the second series from Sarah J Maas. So, if you liked Throne of Glass, please give this series a try as well. I honestly like it more so far.
This story does have a little bit of a Beauty and the Beast retelling, or at least that is what the marketing referred to it as. I can see that, to some extent, but that wasn’t actually the big pull for me and it wasn’t done particularly well in my opinion. It was pretty literal and I like retellings that change it up a little.