As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
1. Fey cannot keep the humans as their slaves.
2. Fey cannot hunt the mortals for fun
3. Fey cannot trespass into mortal land
When 19-year-old huntress Feyre treks deeper into the woods, closer to the wall where the fey lurk, she hopes to find a healthy catch to feed her starving family, who are dependent on her. When she spots a beautiful silent doe, Feyre can’t believe her luck! But she’s not the only one hunting the doe. There lurks a wolf. Allowing the wolf to hunt its prey, Feyre hopes that she can then later kill the wolf for its pelt. Though there’s something cunning in the way the wolves looks. It looks almost fey, but it can’t be. The wall has protected her people for years, keeping them out of their lands.
Later that night when all is well and peaceful, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for the death of the wolf that was killed by Feyre’s arrow. She is given two choices. Die a painful and miserable death or be dragged into a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends.
It is then she realises her fatal mistake. It was no wolf she killed, but fey. And the beast-like creature before her is not beast, but Tamlin – one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
The world building was immensely detailed throughout the book as we read from Feyre’s perspective, which helped us as readers connect with the protagonist. Feyre was just as witty and incredibly as she was strong headed with determination and stubbornness. To be honest, there are probably not enough adjectives in the eniglsh dictionary, let alone human language that could even begin to describe just how memorising this retelling of Beauty and the Beast is. I adore how it diverts from the traditional stories, and how it has so many deep and meaningful messages throughout the novel. I am beyond excited for the second novel, and cannot wait for it to be released into the world!
Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.