My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin-one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.
What I think:
I was never really drawn to this book. Didn't find the premise interesting and never really understood the hype. The reason I picked this book up is the last book in this series coming out. So why not give it a try? Boy was I wrong for letting this masterpiece almost slip me by.
This book is so beautifully written and after a couple of chapters you even forget it's a retelling. The main story of beauty and the beast is still there, but it has been manipulated in such a beautiful way. The characters are wonderful, the world is wonderful. I feel like I don't have the words to describe this book.
It's been a while since I've been so pleased by a book, not only by the story, but also by the author's writing.
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