“Do you ever stop being so serious and dull?”
“Do you ever stop being such a prick?” I snapped back.
Dead—really, truly, I should have been dead for that.
But Lucien grinned at me. “Much better.”
This book, is a beauty and the beast retelling, that really has nothing to do with the traditional beauty and the beast story besides yes there is a beast (half of the time) and yes there is a girl that he captures and ultimately falls in love with. But, besides that the book is so structured different that I did not know it was a re-telling of beauty and the beast until I went on goodreads to say I finished it, and saw one person say something about Beauty and the Beast and it clicked.
Anyways, this amazing re-telling is in a 1st person narration, and you are inside the head of Feyre, the “Beauty” of the story. But, here’s a twist…she’s a hunter.
Let me clear her back-ground up a bit, she comes from a very wealthy family, but after a faulty deal, some ship wrecks, and her mother’s death. She, her two, dare I say bratty sisters, and her now injured father, are forced to poverty in a stuffy cabin. But, on her mother’s death bed she made Feyre (the youngest and the smallest) promise to look out for her family. So, she kept her word and basically did everything for her family, from the hunting to the cooking to the chopping of wood, etc. Her life is basically torture until one day she kills a faerie (the magical “gods” of this world). And according to a treaty signed hundreds of years ago, she must give her life to Tamil the “Beast” of this story. One way (death) or another (who knows what).
I’m not going to go into it anymore than that.
My rating of this book is going to be 5 roses out of 5 roses. Just because the plot was amazing, as well as the huge character development in almost EVERY character which you don’t see very often. The writing was spectacular, which can be expected from author Sarah J. Maas (Love you Sarah). I also very much appreciated the flow of the relationships that Feyre has, not only with Tamlin but all of the other faeries as well.
Well, that’s all for this review. Love you guys and since tomorrow’s a break day I’ll be writing to you on Saturday! Bye! ~Blondie