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A Court of Thorns and Roses: Prickly Feelings

Tuesday, 28 March 2017


A Court of Thorns and Roses (or ACTOAR, as it is fondly acronymed) is Sarah J. Maas's second offering in the way of YA fantasy. Before ACOTAR (and its sequels A Court of Mist and Fury and the upcoming A Court of Wings and Ruin), Maas was solely focused on her hugely popular Throne of Glass series, which currently sits incomplete at five full length novels and one collection of prequel novellas. I only managed to make it through the first book in that series, the titular Throne of Glass, and it was not a particularly enjoyable experience (see why here). Although the series likely gets better as it goes on, and the fact that it is so beloved by so many is certainly a testament to that, I have decided not to continue with it, and to give ACOTAR a try instead. Unfortunately, ACOTAR did not sweep me off my feet as it seems to have done for so many others, and as I wished (even willed) it to do for me.