Author: Sarah J. Mass
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.
Okay. Wow. I have spent an entire Boxing Day reading this book cozied up next to the Christmas Tree. I love how fast paced the storyline is, every chapter is exciting and thrilling. It's also a love story, that's true, but of a different kind. It feels right and at the same time - very disturbing. Like there's something wrong with this love but you're not exactly sure what. The main character is a girl who fell in love with a prince and lifted his curse- only to reveal his true nature. I especially adore the magical world that this book creates. There are seven courts that rule the land of Prythian.There are Seasonal Courts: Spring Court, Summer Court, Autumn Court, Winter Court and Solar Courts: Dawn Court, Day Court, Night Court. Each of the courts has very unique aesthetics that create the most amazing landscapes in your imagination. There are so many people saying that this is the retelling of Beauty and the Beast - and I disagree. Except for the fact she's captured, there are no other similarities or at least I don't see them. It's difficult for me to find a fantasy book that is not pathetic or cliché but this one is definitely very unique. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!
I'm also super excited about the Back to The Classics Challenge hosted by Books and Chocolate!
Here's my list:
1. A 19th century classic - 'The Black Tulip" by Alexander Dumas
2. A 20th century classic - "The Great Gatsby" by F.Scott Fitzgerald
3. A classic by a woman author - "Emma" by Jane Austen
4. A classic in translation - "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
5. A children's classic - "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
6. A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction - "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction - "Murder on The Orient Express" by Agatha Christie
8. A classic with a single-word title - "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley
9. A classic with a color in the title - "The Picture of Dorian Grey" by Oscar Wilde
10. A classic by an author that's new to you - "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter
11. A classic that scares you - "Anna Karenina" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
12. Re-read a favorite classic - "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen