Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Teaser Tuesday: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

A Court of Thorns and Roses –
Bloomsbury Children’s Books

He jerked his chin at the knife. “It’s yours. Don’t bury it in my back, please.”
— Chapter 18

“I realized he wouldn’t have gone with me to save you from Prythian.”
And for her, with that raging, unrelenting heart, it would have been a line in the sand.
— Chapter 30





One day, I’ll stop jumping headfirst into new series by authors who I know will have me begging for the next book to be published sooner ... she said as she added another to her growing list.
However, there aren’t many authors with two series underway in which I’m so very impatiently anticipating the next book. I should have known with this one though. Sarah J. Maas is a brilliant storyteller and the mythology she so casually weaves into this wonderful re-imagination (I don’t want to use the term retelling because that would be misleading as there is so much more to it) of the beauty and the beast theme is very thorough and fantastically implemented. I strongly disliked Feyre’s family and the rational part of me will never understand why she didn’t leave them, but my messy heart was totally on board with that and with the forgiveness. It’s in my opinion the skill of a great writer to create a character (or a host of characters) whose actions you would personally never support and comprehend, but which make absolute sense for this character in their context. So yes, I might have guessed the riddle but my background (and that of many readers, even those complainers) is vastly different from Feyre’s. And if I had been brave enough to voice that guess about the solution, is written on a completely different page.
I love the clever foxy Lucien and his grudging but growing acceptance of Feyre; and I am so!intrigued! by the dark and mysterious Rhysand (isn’t that name alone really cool?). And the most amazing thing is that I was expecting a major cliffhanger, as I know the author is capable of them, but the end is actually quite tame. But don’t think that there aren’t still enough open questions that have me chomping at the bit for the next book. Maybe if I barter a week of service each quarter as a house elf?

What would you be willing to trade in for a chance to have any of your upcoming anticipated books right now? Leave suggestions and teasers in the comments.

8 comments:

Nadene Reynolds said...

Sounds interesting. I need to check this one out. Here is mine
http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2015/05/teaser-tuesday-12.html?zx=adecb220675a9ef7

Zessi [The Book Rogue] said...

I'm glad you so thouroughly enjoy! =) I only heard great things about this author so far, and I hope to get around to her at some point.
My TT

Beth F said...

I really liked this one! I can't wait for the next book.

I'm playing today at Beth Fish Reads

gautami tripathy said...

I like the teaser! Happy Reading!

Here is my Teaser post

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like an entertaining book.
My Tuesday post features THE OTHER SIDE OF HEARTACHE.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Interesting teaser!

Nicole The Reading Rebel said...

Why have you done this to me? Your teasers and intersecting comments on the book make me want to read it now. Another to move up on my list.
My TT:
https://thereadingrebel.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/teaser-tuesday-9/

storytreasury said...

This book is on my TBR!


mine: https://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/teaser-tuesday-zone-one-by-colson-whitehead/

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