A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in the new adult fantasy series of the same name by Sarah J. Maas.

The novel is retelling of Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore. It follows the protagonist, Feyre who finds herself entwined with faeries after unknowingly killing one.

Official synopsis

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from the legends of her ancestors, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin— one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world; not to mention one of the High Lords of Prythian.

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 grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.


  • By chapters:
    • Chapter 1: We meet Feyre, a hungry young woman, a huntress hunting her prey in the woods near the wall where few dare to go. She hates faeries and at the last moment (her family was hungry for days already) a doe appears but she notices an extremely big wolf watching the doe as well. She lets the wolf kill the doe and she kills him with an ash arrow to his side and fires another into his yellow eye. She skins the wolf and takes doe with her. The conclusion of the chapter in a way is: But this was the forest, and it was winter,
    • Chapter 2: She comes home, we meet her family, her two older sisters and her father. They don't do anything and use lame excuses to cover up for their laziness. We learn about their beliefs, we get a few glimpses from their past (mother dead, Elain's kindness, lost fortune). While she does suffer through their ignorance and sneers, she is unsatisfied, she is disappointed in them. And we hear about their drawers ;)



  • Sarah J. Maas began writing A Court of Thorns and Roses in the spring of 2009 and wrote the first draft in about 5 weeks. [1]
"I wrote Book 1—MORTAL— back in 2009. It was one of those can’t-write-fast-enough books—a magic book. I got the idea, and then BAM—I could not stop writing it for the next few weeks. I’m pretty sure it’s still the fastest I’ve ever written a novel..."
— Maas discussing the development of the book


Feyre's narration Other books
A Court of Thorns and Roses Book 4 (Untitled)
A Court of Mist and Fury Book 5 (Untitled)
A Court of Wings and Ruin Book 6 (Untitled)
Novellas Extra content
A Court of Frost and Starlight Wings and Embers
Novella 2 (Untitled)
Companion books Films
A Court of Thorns and Roses Coloring Book A Court of Thorns and Roses

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