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Feyre is hunting in the middle of the woods to keep her useless starving family alive Hunger Games, anyone? A chance encounter with a wolf - who wasn' The first half sucks but keep reading There's no way around it. A chance encounter with a wolf - who wasn't entirely a wolf - leaves Feyre on the wrong end of an ancient treaty. She is forced to go to the fairy realm to live out the remaining years of her human life - no friends, no family and no freedom.

At first, she cannot think of anything but escape. They are not merely powerful—they are Power. The court is being attacked by all manner of terrible creatures and there is a blight upon the land. This blight will soon cross to the human realm - threatening everyone Feyre holds dear. This was interesting but not compelling. Suddenly, all the plot holes, nonsensical actions of her fairy captors Tamlin and Lucien and Feyre's complete idiocy flipped on their heads. Everything makes sense now.

Okay, Feyre's still a bit of an idiot, but at least not glaringly so. I literally could not put this down. Her constant love declarations really had me questioning their relationship. But then again, I had a friend who accidentally spilled the beans on that one. Without giving any spoilers, I sure hope book 2 does a complete character shift on you-know-who NOT voldemort because I am not pleased with the way the love interest was hinted at during the end of the book.

He's such a jerk! Overall, I am amazed by how much effort Sarah J. Maas put into constructing this story. I'm this close to rereading the book solely to better appreciate all those little clues that I must have passed over. So, if you pick this up and just aren't feeling it - keep reading - trust me. A book recommended by a friend Blog Instagram Twitter View all 52 comments. Lovers of fantasy, Fae, and fairy tale retellings. Rabid Reads Where to begin. I knew it was going to be a sort of Beauty and the Beast meets Tamlin mashup. What I do not think of is Disney.

Disney is the end product of a retelling. And while the Beauty and the Beast portion of our story wasn't entirely Disney, it was significantly Disney. So here's the deal: I liked this book. I really did, and cumulatively I have zero apprehensions about recommending it to fellow lovers of fantasy and fairy tale retellings.

I also had a lot of tiny issues that combined to be less tiny, in addition to an issue that by itself wasn't tiny at all. The masks that Tamlin and all the members of his house have stuck to their faces. I thought they were both unnecessary and. We're told that they're the result of her lashing out in anger.

Was there seriously no one else who thought, "Oh no! Not masks, anything but masks! That's the silly part. The unnecessary part is that Tamlin has a beast form. If she was really concerned about making it more difficult for him to do-the-thing, maybe it's just me, but in a retelling of Beauty and the freaking Beast , wouldn't it make more sense to, oh, I don't know, trap him as a BEAST? As much as it pains me to say it, there was a some redundancy and this is actually three separate tiny things: In the aftermath of her inevitable rescues, her reaction was always some variation of, "I'm a stupid, insignificant peasant, and I'm even more stupid and peasant-like for forgetting that I'm a stupid, insignificant peasant.

Not being able to do-the-thing would give me a complex too. But that complex was made an issue too frequently, and the resulting tantrums got tiresome. When Tamlin feels compelled to premeditatedly say, "Before you start yelling. Just to be safe, I'm spoiler tagging this. It's not much of a spoiler, but it is a piece of information that isn't revealed until you're well into the book: If you don't see the problem with that, then this won't bother you, but guys. It's a double-edged sword. On the one hand, if you can force them to speak in a way that leaves no room for misinterpretation, then you can take comfort in the truth.

On the other hand, can you ever be absolutely sure you've outwitted a fae? It's tricksy and uncertain and leaves immeasurable room for a clever author to mislead and beguile you, and I LOVE it. But I still liked it. If you think beast-form is smelly with poor table manners and masks are an excellent alternative, or that my idea of redundancy is really determination, then you will more than like this book.

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I can't imagine that many people are as hardcore about FAE as I am, so I'm not even going to pretend that might be an issue for you, and I have no one to blame but myself for going into it with preconceived notions about what it means to be a "retelling. Then there's--what for me was--the book's crowning glory: Feyre's relationship with her family. You will be shocked with how everything eventually plays out, and I'm talking about the good kind of shock. The kind of shock that fills you so full of warmth that you're half convinced you glow with it.

Time to find out for yourself. With a tortured hero trying to protect his people from an evil would-be queen, Evil Queen's enforcer whose real intent is as easy to discern as a path back to civilization in a dark, unfamiliar forest, and the girl who shines like a beacon and may just save them all, this is a book that will appeal to a broad demographic. My other reviews for this series: View all 75 comments.

Apr 04, Maria rated it it was amazing Shelves: What am I supposed to say after this? The Beauty and the Beast-esque fantasy drama tells the st 4. The Beauty and the Beast-esque fantasy drama tells the story of Feyre, who finds herself entwined with faeries after unknowingly killing one. When the year-old huntress 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.

Feyre must find a way to stop it or doom Tamlin and his world forever. I'm not a fantasy fan. I love fantasy in film and tv but not in books. I picked up this book cause I wanted to use it for my thesis for uni don't even ask and now after I graduated I decided to give it a go. My favorite genres to read are historical fiction and contemporary, and fantasy falls on a very different category. But the fantasy in this book man First I started off this book a bit confused.

The language confused me a bit, the terms, all the information. I'm reading books in English while my native language is Greek so fantasy fell a bit harsh on me. As I said, I'm not a fantasy fan, and with fantasy comes many weird words and shit like that. But I kept going and after a while I got used to everything and started to enjoy the plot and the characters. I enjoyed very much the factor that there weren't many characters in this book. I don't like when a book is crowded with characters, it doesn't give me the space to love them all.

This book succeeded in making all the characters lovable for me I fucking love Rhysand man. The world Sarah J. Maas created is so rich and dark and gloomy but also happy and hopeful and full of light, I truly enjoyed reading about it. I always get bored, to be honest, with descriptions and politics of different worlds but this one excited me.

Even the fucking politics were exciting. Now to the juicy shit I ship these two so hard I can't even breathe. When he sent her away I wanted to scream! He gave her a good fucking and left her hanging. Why am I laughing at this? But honestly, the romance was amazing. At first, I felt like the entire book was only gonna be about the romance and I didn't quite enjoy that but after all the revelations and the twists in the plot, the romance was used wisely.

And I didn't expect that, because I have heard lots of things about this book. And now we have Rhysand This will become a triangle, I can feel it in my bones. But I'm here for it, for some reason. I love the heat Maas's romances convey in me. To sum it all up, this book took me a while to get into but it was all worth it.

Maybe after this book I will start reading more fantasy. As I'm waiting for the sequel to arrive, I will drawn my sorrow into crying about how amazing this first book was. Or maybe reread some parts. Anyway, till the next one K BYE!!! View all 45 comments. Jun 04, Saniya marked it as to-read. Beauty and the Beast? The Iron Fey series? Feb 05, Maureen rated it it was amazing. I have officially influenced two people to buy this book. View all 4 comments. Well, I wasn't expecting for this book to hurt like a bitch again, but it did.

Even though, I was aware of what was to come, my heart bled for Feyre. Those scenes that took place Under the Mountain were written ridiculously well and massive props to Queen Maas for captivating and writing about Feyre's struggles, internal dialogue and despair like that. I felt every word, every emotion. Despite it being my least favourite in the series, I love this book.

I'm utter and complete trash for anything Well, I wasn't expecting for this book to hurt like a bitch again, but it did. I'm utter and complete trash for anything Sarah J Maas. May Second read: May Third read: April Fourth read: View all 15 comments. Oct 30, Navessa rated it really liked it Shelves: The first chapter is one of the most annoying I've ever read. Despite the compelling subject matter, I really struggled with it, because it was filled with passive and fragmented sentences.

In three paragraphs alone, five sentences start with, "But". It drove me crazy, and is why it took me three attempts to finally get into this book. BUT view spoiler [ see what I did there??? Sure, there were some problematic themes, a few over-used tro Incredibly rough start. And doesn't that just say everything? Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Jan 01, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reread May -- still just as amazing as the first time!

But I never expected to love it. I mean obviously I was hoping it would be awesome, but Sarah J. Maas has already created an incredible series that I'm so in love with, and I can't expect that she would have it in her to create TWO insanely, amazing series. I'm so impressed with her right now It's one of th Reread May -- still just as amazing as the first time! It's one of those books where now that I've finished it, I just want to go back and start rereading it because I want to stay in this world a little longer and since the next book won't be out for a while..

I highly, highly recommend this book if you love fantasy. IF I had to choose. The Throne of Glass series is still my favorite I think, but who knows. This is just the first book, and that series has three books out. I can't really decide. I just know both were fantastic I definitely want to do a full book discussion!! This was a re-read on Audible. It's my favorite new thing, to re-read books either through Audible or Overdrive.

I must say this was better the second time around but ye gods, I thought I was going to gag a maggot with all the lovey dovey and sex with Tamlin. I mean after falling in love with Rhys I can't even people. And also, who could have sex with some old beast after he had that ritual thing with someone else. Anyhoo, on to the nex This was a re-read on Audible. Anyhoo, on to the next!

I loved it so much in the beginning, then I felt a little off with it for a bit, but the end took me right back to loving it. I think this is a very unique take on Beauty and the Beast. I loved Tamlin, but I wonder! There were times that Feyre got on my last nerves and I wanted to smack her, but it happens. She did great over all. I loved some of the characters in the book.

There is Lucien, who I hope to learn more about in the next book. Alis, who is Feyre's sort of maiden when she comes to the manor. And I actually liked Rhysand in the end. He's a bad guy of sorts but I won't give that spoiler away. I just want more of him! I loved the scenery I pictured in the book from the descriptions.

It seems like a beautiful place to live, or is it? There is all sorts of bad stuff going on, bad monsters, curses, killings, you know, the normal stuff! I'm not sure where the next book is going to take us, but there was something a little weird happen at the end and I'm hoping that is explained. View all 40 comments. Prepare to see what I felt like during the reading of this book The original gif of the fat guy with boobs flopping in slow motion won't load.

Thanks GR This shit reads slowwwwwlyyyyy. You have Feyre who is feeding her dad and her two evil stepsisters. Oh wait, this is Beauty and the Beast not Cinderella. Anyways, her dad is pretty much spineless after losing his money and Prepare to see what I felt like during the reading of this book Anyways, her dad is pretty much spineless after losing his money and the two sisters aren't going to stoop to actually feeding themselves so they all three look for the family's youngest to feed them.

The family is starving so she goes into the dark and scary woods to hunt. She sees a deer! She kills them both. Turns out the wolf is Fae and a big bad guy shows up demanding a life for a life. He takes Feyre to live with him in his lands. I lost interest at this point.

I do know you can eat fae food. After all those books that said you can't. Of course, there is a curse. I don't want to go spoilery but use your imagination. It is not hard to figure out. Then finally we get to some action. Bad evil woman has the land under her spell. Feyre has to save the day by either a riddle or completing three tasks. I like evil woman. Evil woman saved the book from a one star just because she was a horny bitch.

Roses & Thorns

Dec 08, Andreea Pop rated it it was amazing Shelves: They say fairytales are forever, endless stories woven with magic. But sometimes, although you hold dear those innocent depictions of love and courage from childhood memories, your mind desires a new outlook on those tales. Maas, manages to dress the wonderful key-elements of Beauty and the Beast into a mesmerizing journey with threads of smart originality, enthralling fant 4. Maas, manages to dress the wonderful key-elements of Beauty and the Beast into a mesmerizing journey with threads of smart originality, enthralling fantasy and quite sexy times.

You cannot imagine my frustration that I couldn't read ACoTaR the second it came out goddamn you, school but I'm glad I chose not to fragment it into 20 pages reads so I could devour it now in one sitting. It was SO worth it. Badass, funky and incredibly courageous heroine? Stipule spines on Vachellia xanthophloea. Areoles and spines of the tree-like Pereskia grandifolia. Prickles are comparable to hairs but can be quite coarse for example, rose prickles. They are extensions of the cortex and epidermis.

Roses , for instance, have prickles. Raised prickles on the stem of Caesalpinia decapetala. Prickles on the leaves of Solanum viarum. Other similar structures are spinose teeth, spinose apical processes, and trichomes. Trichomes in particular are distinct from thorns, spines, and prickles in that they are much smaller often microscopic outgrowths of epidermal tissue, and they are less rigid and more hair-like in appearance; they typically consist of just a few cells of the outermost layer of epidermis, whereas prickles may include cortex tissue. Trichomes are often effective defenses against small insect herbivores; thorns, spines, and prickles are usually only effective against larger herbivores like birds and mammals.

Spinose leaf margin in Ilex aquifolium.


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Spinose apical process in Sansevieria. Stiff, sharp trichomes in Galium aparine. Stinging trichome in Urtica dioica. Spinescent is a term describing plants that bear any sharp structures that deter herbivory. It also can refer to the state of tending to be or become spiny in some sense or degree, as in: There are also spines derived from roots, like the ones on the trunk of the "Root Spine Palms" Cryosophila spp. Euphorbiaceae, as in Macaranga barteri , Bridelia micrantha and B. Dioscorea prehensilis -Dioscoreaceae- and Moraea spp. Jackson [5] and references therein. In many respects the pattern of spine formation is similar to that which occurs in the development of thorns from lateral shoots.

It has been proposed that thorny structures may have first evolved as a defense mechanism in plants growing in sandy environments that provided inadequate resources for fast regeneration of damage. Spinose structures occur in a wide variety of ecologies, and their morphology also varies greatly. Some thorns are hollow and act as myrmecodomatia ; others e. Thanks so much for your suggestion, as well! We will certainly keep that in mind for future Wonders! In the meantime, you should check out some of our past Wonders about plants! I think it is a trick question.

I think not every rose has a thorn. Maybe someone ripped them out of the rose? That's a good point, Leah! Most roses have thorns, but some may be removed in the process of traveling from place to place, like a flower shop! There are so many varieties of roses that it is possible, but usually it has more to do with the type of rose, than the color of the rose. Great point, Justin B! We wouldn't want to get stuck Hey Bryce, we're glad you discovered something new about these cool flowers with us!

Can you believe how old roses are?! I love this wonder and I learned a lot except I have one question. Were roses around when the dinosaurs were? If so and even if not so , roses have been around a lot longer than I thought! Thanks so much for this info I did not know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi there, Maya H! Thanks for sharing your awesome comment with us! The oldest fossil of a rose dates back to nearly 35 millions years ago! Dinosaurs are believed to have become extinct about 65 million years ago, which tells us that roses and dinosaurs may not have been around at the same time.

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However, there's always more to discover! Keep up the great work! What an awesome connection to today's Wonder! You've got a birthday coming up in just a few months!! The oldest rose in the world has flourished for over 1, years on the wall of Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany. Thanks you guys post more fun facts soon!

Thanks for sharing your comments, Shakira and Tiffany! We're glad you enjoyed today's Wonder and we're happy you included your favorite parts, too! Hey Aisha and Tiffany, we love your enthusiasm! Thanks for sharing your scientific tip, Aisha! Tiffany, we hope you get a blue rose for your birthday!

If you cut the stem of a rose and put it in food coloring it changes the color of the rose!!!!!!!! I really like roses. Elizabeth Roses are Red, Roses are sweet. Sasha Roses have symbols and are dangerous because of thorns. Richard It's really cool that there are thorns on roses. Garren We loved learning about roses!

We were most surprised by the fact that the oldest rose fossil was 35 million years old.

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We had to look up what the word "mercurial" means! Our guess is that tomorrow's wonder has to do with the planet Mercury. Zitar's Class have been using their awesome imaginations today! Way to go Elizabeth, Sasha, Richard, and Garren. Way to learn a new vocab word, too! Dear Wonderopolis, We predict that tomorrow's wonder of the day is going to be about Mercury. We also think that tomorrow's wonder is going to be about a thermometer or a newborn baby named Mercury. We think you're on to something! Such creativity, nice work, Max!

We really like your idea for a 1,th Wonder celebration! We're glad you're here today! Perhaps you can look up the word mercurial in the dictionary! WE enjoyed the video. We liked seeing the roses and the fountain! The different colors of roses were neat to see! We learned that red roses stand for romance. There are 30, different types of roses!

A rose is a living fossil!!! Also, thank you for sharing the connection you made to our Wonder from yesterday-- fossils include plants! What a group of predictions for the next Wonder We are glad you're here We'd love to hear what you find! Hi Wonderopolis, Do you have any idea where the majority of roses are grown? Rehnke's 2nd grade class. While some roses can live in cooler climates, most are grown in warm places with lots of sun. Many flowers that you may buy are grown in South America, especially Ecuador and Colombia!

Thanks for visiting us today! Our class didn't know that you can see plants and flowers in fossils. We would like to see them! We have some connections with roses in our class. One student has red, pink, white, yellow, and purple roses outside! Other students have roses inside and outside of their houses. We think tomorrow's wonder will be about space or fire. It sounds like everyone has learned something new today, and you've still made some awesome connections to the Wonder!

It sounds like your houses are very beautiful, with flowers everywhere! Thanks for sharing your prediction for tomorrow's Wonder, too! Some of the "nearly thornless" roses might be what you're talking about, Jusin! We learned all about roses today and we're glad you did, too! We didn't know that the color of different roses meant different things.

We were wondering how many thorns the average rose stem has? We didn't know that most roses had thorns! Thank you for the "wonder"ful video!! Larsen's Detectives, thanks for using your awesome knowledge to Wonder about the curious case of the thorns today! We are glad you learned something new with us and you'll continue to Wonder about roses, too! Keep up the super sleuth work! This was really good to know because I have cut myself with a thorn.

I thought that roses did not have thorns. You know from experience, Awe'Dionna, those thorns can be sticky and tricky! We're glad you learned something new with us today so you'll be scratch-free! Thanks for your awesome comments, Gage and Ashley! I have big allergic reaction to roses, but I have big bush of them in my yard. They don't affect me because I have a medicine that smells just like them!! Thanks for sharing your cool connection to today's rosy Wonder!

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We bet you can find some "nearly thornless" roses at your local flower shop! What a neat idea-- we hope you start your garden! Kelly, usually roses shrivel up, the petals fall off, and the stem starts to sag when a rose dies. However, those thorns are usually still there! What kind of roses are thornless? Because I want to start a garden but I have a little sister and she might get a cut from the roses. Savion- What type of roses are there in America? David- I thought roses had thorns on their stems. Cassie- It's amazing that there are 30, different types of roses!

Bryan- Do people at Wonderopolis like roses? Aaliyah- How did roses get their name? Our class was also wondering how you come up with all the wonders! Where do they come from? Savion- What is a mood ring? Cassie- How hot is the highest temperature? Erica- How fast can someone's mood change? Bryan- How many moons does Mercury have? David- Why do people have a bad mood? Michael- How are you feeling today?

Sierra- How do moods change? Ashleigh- How do you make mood rings? We have some big fans of roses here at Wonderopolis, but we like flowers of all kinds! Tulips are our second favorite type of flower. We hope you'll keep your eyes peeled for all the different types of flowers You can nominate your very own Wonder right here: Our Wonder Friends here at Wonderopolis are always thinking of new Wonders, but we are always looking for some help!

Here's a moody Wonder for the meantime: Hello wonderopolis I learned a lot about roses today. I learned that roses are the most popular recognizable flowers in the world today. I learned that a dozen of them can make your sweetheart swoon.

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I learned that the yellow roses represent friendship. I got stuck by a thorn but it didn't draw blood or hurt. What is a mercurial? We're glad to hear that the rose didn't stick you, but sometimes those thorns can really hurt! Thanks for sharing your comment! The video was cool. I thought it would tell us if some roses have thorns. I learned roses are mentioned often in music lyrics. My connection is, when I went to Tennessee, my Uncle Joe died and there was roses there, but the roses were red and it didn't have thorns.

I wonder what the next wonder of the day would be? What do mercurial things do? Hey there, Shavlyana, thank you for sharing your kind comment with us today. We are glad you shared your story about your trip to Tennessee to pay your respects to Uncle Joe. It sounds like there were lots of lovely flowers around, what a nice thing to think about!

I thought this video was interesting because I thought the rose bushes were cool how some bushes were pink, red, and orange.

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How cool, Shawn, we love seeing something new and bright! We are going to appreciate the assortment of flowers we see this spring-- all sorts of flowers are in bloom! I thought that was nice my eyes were open to the fact some rose have have thorns. I have a connection: Question what does mercurial mean? We are glad you learned something new and cool about those awesome flowers! We are glad not every rose makes us say "ouch"! We Wonder if you have any weeds with thorns near your home?