Release date: 5th May 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
All I can say about this book is wow! It honestly wasn’t what I was expecting; this is a fantast story on a completely different level. I got an arc copy that was missing quite a few words and letters here and there so it was fun trying to interpret certain parts of the story. Ok where do I start? There is just soo much to tell but I promise I won’t give any spoilers, you are definitely in for a treat with this book.
The plot was simply genius although it took me a little while to get into the groove of the story. World building in this book as awesome I’m sure it wasn’t easy creating the magical world of Prythian but then I could be wrong. The story is about Feyre she lives with her father and two sisters, they don’t have much and in the winter months it can get very hard. She does her best to look after them and goes hunting every other day to get food for her family. But the truce between the mortals and Faeries is such that each must keep to their own. One day while she was hunting she saw a wolf in the forest and decided to act before it saw her and attacked. A few days later a faerie showed up to repay the life she took and instead of taking her own life spared her and said she much live in the world of the faeries to pay for the life she took. Fayre accepted and from then she was swept into the magical world of Prythian. Her captor or debtor a High Fae called Tamlin. A bit brutish but not without reason. Fayre hates the Fae but she is determined to escape instead of to remain in Prythian. What follows in the next few weeks is almost magical. A bit like beauty and beast but a bit more harsh that the fairytale.
I liked the way the relationship between Tamlin and Fayre developed I almost thought Lucien might be the main feature but still he added a really nice touch to the story. The story did drag on a bit in the first half of the book but not without good reason for it because in the second half of the book the gloves were off and everything was in full swing. We see how Fayre has to fight for the one she loves and with everything she has been through will she be same Fayre at the end of it all.
This is one I would highly recommend.