Thursday, August 27, 2015

Audiobook Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's, 416 Pages
Publication Date: May 5, 2015

Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda
Listening Length: 16 hours and 7 minutes
Audiobook Publisher: Recorded Books

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


For those who love the Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas does it once again.  One of the things I love about this series is that more time is spent in the world of faeries than the world of humans. Feyre is a determined and loyal heroine and while she can provide for her family she is not a fighter unless it's necessary.  She is also na├»ve and open to changing as her circumstances change.  Tamlin, Lucien, Alice, and the rest of the spring court are WONDERFUL.  The bad guys and gal are EVIL.  In fact, Amarantha may be one of the most evil bad gals I've encountered.  The last half of the book was a little drawn out for me but at least we finally get to know Rhysand.  Hmmm, what to make of Rhys and the Shadow Court.

Even though it took me awhile to finish this book it was a great story made even better by the AMAZING narration of Jennifer Ikeda.  Jennifer Ikeda, who also narrated the Discovery of Witches series by Deborah Harkness, is one of the best narrators of this genre.  I could literally listen to her voice read just about anything.   As a narrated book, 16 hours is a big commitment but the story has enough action to keep the listener engaged.

Posted By: Sheri 


  1. So glad to hear that this was a good audiobook! I'll probably reread it via audiobook before book 2!

  2. Glad you enjoyed this one. It's one of my new favourite, absolutely love this book!!!

  3. I wanted to start this series but I fear a major love triangle is coming! I don't trust Sarah and her "ships". But I'm so glad you loved this one! Great review :)

  4. It does start off slow but I really enjoyed it by the end!