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Author: Sarah J. Maas Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Court of Thorns and Roses Series Release Date: May 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781490676623

Publisher Description

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES is a completely original retelling of Beauty and the Beast by New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas with, of course, a strong female lead, faeries, and an amazingly inventive world.

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  • “A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious… a journey through glimmering lands and into a terrifying, dark court of nightmares. Absolutely spellbinding.”

    - Alexandra Bracken, New York Times bestsellling author
  • “Enchanting, spellbinding, and imaginative…The world-building is stellar, as only Maas can imagine it.”

    - USA Today
  • “Suspense, romance, intrigue, and action. This is not a book to be missed!”

    - Huffington Post
  • “Takes on the classic Beauty and the Beast tale, with Maas’ fantastic spin on it.”

    - Paste magazine
  • “Maas draws themes and plot points from several fairy tales, fueling a well-developed world and complex relationships… Feyre [may seem] hopelessly outmatched, but her grit and boundless loyalty demand that her foes—and readers—sit up and pay attention.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “The sexual tension and deadly action are well-supported by Maas’ expertly drawn, multidimensional characters and their nuanced interpersonal dynamics.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Narrator Jennifer Ikeda gives voice to a spellbinding tale of love, adventure, and discovery. She brings a colorful cast of faeries, high fey, and monstrous creatures to life with subtle voicings, impeccable timing, and excellent character differentiation…Ikeda paints the archvillain, Amarantha, beautifully, using a spiteful, mocking tone. She renders Tamlin, the high-fey hero, first with a hateful countenance, then ultimately with the soft loving persona of Feyre’s potential lover.”

    - AudioFile


  • A Paste Magazine Pick of Best New YA Books in May 2015
  • A May 2015 LibraryReads Pick
  • A New York Times bestseller

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Overall Assessment: Wow. I could.not.stop. listening to this book. I found myself devising ways in which I could listen to this book as much as possible and finished it in only 2 days (it was a 16 hour book!). I would not classify it as YA, but NA because there are a few steamy scenes. More steamy than other YA novels, but tastefully done and not overly graphic. Just be prepared for a little more romance than usual. What I liked: – The narration by Jennifer Ikeda took me a couple chapters to get used to. Her voice wasn’t annoying and there was nothing in particular that bothered me, it just took a little while to get used to the cadence of her voice. Once I did though – she blew me away. Emotion surged out at just the right places, and she gave each character an easily distinguishable voice. – Feyre is a strong and likeable character. She has her flaws (hot tempered, impulsive), but she is also loyal and feirce. I really appreciate that Maas didn’t make Feyre the typical heroine, nor the damsel in distress. You know the heroines I am talking about – good at everything they try, super humble, prettier than everyone else and has no idea, everyone wants to get in their pants, etc. Feyre is a skilled hunter, but she taught herself at the age of 14 through trial and error. She didn’t pick up a bow and become a prodigy – she is skilled, but had to work for it. She is described as beautiful, but not mind-blowingly breathtaking. She is on the brink of starvation, so when we first meet her she has sharp features and sallow skin. Feyre also can’t read. I love flawed heroines, it makes their victories mean so much more. – The building relationship between Feyre and Tamlin. I love that it wasn’t all “OMG I’ve never connected with anyone before but with one touch from you I can’t control myself”. It took time for Feyre to learn to love him. I know some may consider this a spoiler, but come on. You knew it was coming, right? TBH I’m not really shipping them together though. We’ll see what comes next, but I feel like Maas is building toward something else. – The pacing of the story was perfect. There were lulls in the action, but the lulls led to interesting character developments and insights into Feyre’s mind. – Steamy scenes. As I mentioned above, there were some pretty hot and heavy scenes. – Supporting characters were strong as well. I love Lucien; I can’t wait to discover more of his backstory. – The ending. THAT ENDING. TLDR; Strong heroine, a good amount of romance, likable characters, unique story. If you like this review please check out my blog at ChandaReads dot Com for more like it! I was given a digital copy of the audiobook from eStories in exchange for a review. "

    - ChandaReads, 2/21/2017

About the Author

Sarah J. Maas is the author of several novels, including the Crescent series, of which the first novel, House of Earth and Blood, made the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. Her others series include the Throne of Glass series, the Throne of Glass novella series, and the Court of Thorns and Roses series.

About the Narrator

Jennifer Ikeda has been narrating audiobooks since 2002. Among her readings are When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park; Just Listen by Sarah Dessen; and After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away by Joyce Carol Oates. She has won six AudioFile Earphones Awards.