Feyre’s survival rests on 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 covered by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence and the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him goes 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.
Feyre hunts in the forests for her family and herself to survive. Her father and her two sisters, Nesta and Elain, don’t seem to appreciate all that Feyre does for them.
The youngest of her sister’s, Feyre never got to learn etiquette and how to be a ‘lady’ like her sister’s. Her mother died when she was young and her father lost the fortune they had, so all she had known is poverty and the cold.
Then one day in the woods, Feyre kills both a deer and a wolf. The following day however, comes a Faerie in wolf form, telling her that she must go with him because she murdered a faerie and the treaty demands it.
Feyre leaves her family and follows the wolf to his home. There she finds out that the wolf is actually a High Fae called Tamlin.
Tamlin wears a jewelled mask on his face from the curse that struck their land years ago. It’s not just him but his whole court too.
Feyre really hates her predicament but with her life and the rest of the courts life in danger, it’s not long before Feyre’s hatred of Tamlin turns to passion.
If Feyre doesn’t admit her feelings for Tamlin soon she could lose everything she’s grown to love to the Curse that struck Tamlin all those years ago….
OMG THIS BOOK!
I love love love love the Throne of Glass books that Sarah J Maas wrote so I just knew I was going to love this one too.
This book is a fantasy and has a sense of Beauty and the Beast to it. Tamlin being the Beast obviously.
Knowing that Feyre cannot see Tamlin’s face because of the jewelled mask makes everything better I think because she falls in love with him, not what he looks like. She gets to know the person he is and isn’t that what everyone wants?
Feyre has learnt to grow up quick. She’s had to care for her family who doesn’t seem to appreciate all that she does. Her eldest sister Nesta can be spiteful and hard and only cares about the money Feyre brings home whereas Elain is soft and fragile. Her father lives in his own world and dotes on Elain instead of the others. When Feyre kills that wolf and has to be taken into faerie you can almost feel her willing her family to fight for her. But they don’t. She takes living in faerie in her stride, even though she hates it and it’s inhabitants. But the longer she stays there the more she sees the beauty of the place and the beauty of Tamlin.
Tamlin. Ah baby! Haha. (Yes another book husband!) He’s powerful and definitely gets angry quickly, especially when the people he cares about gets hurt. He loves Feyre and will do anything to keep her safe, even if that means sending her away and letting the curse take over everything.
He’s loyal and protective and makes a great power couple with Feyre.
Lucian is Tamlin’s emissary and best friend. He knows how to wind up Feyre and even if he hates her to begin with too he grows to care for her. Not in yhe same way Tamlin does, but he strives to keep her safe. He is very loyal to Tamlin.
Amarantha… BITCH haha
Rhysand I definitely want to get to know more. I don’t know if he will be a bad guy or will turn into a good guy. He was kinda both in the first book and I have no idea how to take him!
This book is full of fantasy, magic, fighting for love etc it has the sense of Beauty and the Beast like I said and I love that story so anything that has that element in is fine with me!
Just like with the Throne of Glass books, Sarah manages to transform you into the world she has created. Everything in the book had a twist and a turn and it always kept you reading and wanting more.
I love the world’s she creates and it features faeries which is another thing I love too.
Sarah really knows how to write fantasy YA and after how this book ended I really really need the next book.
It kept you hooked from the very first page to the last.
Even though the book is classed as a YA, it does have a mild NA vibe… Especially in a few scenes 😉 but you’ll have to read the book to know what I’m going on about.
5 out of 5 stars