Must read summer books

I cannot travel currently but as Jhumpa Lahiri was saying:

That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.

I have just finished a magical series from Sarah J. Maas The Court of Thorns and Roses and if you are a fantasy and romance lover this series is a must read.

I’ve travelled in the Faeries Realms and I’ve got enchanted by magical creatures that kept me turning the pages avidly for more and more action and emotions.

Once you begin reading a book you can’t stop until the last page. Absolutely thrilling, passionate, sexy and daring.

Sarah J. Maas The Court of Thorns and Roses Series

The series has 5 books:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses follows Feyre Archeron, a 19-year-old huntress who’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.
  • A Court of Mist and Fury follows Feyre that survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be the key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin follows Feyre that has left the Night Court – and her High Lord – and is playing a deadly game of deceit. In the Spring Court, Tamlin is making deals with the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees, and Feyre is determined to uncover his plans. But to do so she must weave a web of lies, and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As mighty armies grapple for power, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places. BUT WHILE WAR RAGES, IT IS HER HEART THAT WILL FACE THE GREATEST BATTLE.
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight follows Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends that are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and, with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court. Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this wondrous tale of hope and promise picks up after A Court of Wings and Ruin and sets the stage for the thrilling events in the future books.
  • A Court of Silver Flames follows Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she’s struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can’t seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it. The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre’s Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta’s orbit. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other. Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts. Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other’s arms.

Courtesy of Good Reads.

Sarah J. Maas The Court of Thorns and Roses Series

If you are a fantasy lover and you’re looking for good reads on the beach, this series is a must read for you.

Type of book: fantasy, romance, young adult.

Enjoy it!

21 thoughts

  1. The pandemic crisis might make the world feel smaller, but there are plenty of ways to scratch that travel itch without leaving your home. Not only does reading a travel book can transport you to a different city/country, but it also makes you a smarter, more educated, well-rounded person. I just started reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed where she hikes the Pacific Crest Trail in hopes of finding ways to cope with her mother’s death, her experimentation with heroin and her divorce. Thanks for the book suggestions and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

    1. You’re right, books really allows us to travel the worlds without even living our home. Sounds an interesting book! Thank you for the suggestion too 😉 📖 Have a lovely day Aiva!

  2. I’ve read the complete series of this one. Even posted a review in my blog. My only complain about the book is that, I wish I started reading the series with the second book. I love Rhys, but I can’t for the love of Tamlin, get over the fact how Fyre treated him in the sequels. The author kind of shove it forcefully down my throat (successfully I must add because) I keep on reading and loving the series, but my heart still longs for Tamlin’s own destiny. I hope the author writes it.

    (Spoiler below. Don’t read)
    I kind of hate and love Fyre, and no, I want her to stay with who she end up with, Tamlin is too good for her hmph! Sorry for the rant hahaha

    1. Hahaha…a forever romantic 💕🥰
      Honestly at the beginning I’ve fallen in love with Tamlin and his green eyes but when Feyre met Rhys something in my chest has tightened even not knowing what will happen next 💕 The connection between them was too deep ❤️ Every time they where together they gave me goosebumps 😅🥰 My heart was racing 🥰
      One thing I did not like about Tamlin was his behavior during Amaratha’s time…
      I’m sorry for Tamlin and I hoped he’ll get over it…I guess we’ll see if will ever be a sequel 😉 lots of spoilers 😆😆

      1. Tamlin needs someone who needs protection. He isn’t a bad guy, he did after all help Rhys in the end of Feyre and Rhys. Sigh. I want to read more of him. haha

  3. Series🙈I love series too, but for some reason (It’s long, and I have less patience) I don’t read series 😂🤣. Thanks for suggesting ❤️Have a lovely weekend 🥳

    1. Usually I prefer single books too but sometimes I’m too drawn and a series becomes like one long book 📚☺️ Thank you Simon! Have a wonderful weekend too!

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