Returning to the Fantasy Genre with a Darker Fairytale

I haven’t felt the proper tug of a fantasy series since The Wheel of Time ended. To be honest, I suspect the reluctance stemmed directly from the sheer length of that particular series- how could any new world compare to the sprawling depth of those 14 books? The final book of the series (A Memory of Light) was published in 2013 and I took a leave of absence from the genre- but as a fantasy lover, I knew it would come calling to me again some day. In the meantime, I haven’t read a single new fantasy series.

Sarah-J-Maas-A-Court-of-Thorns-and-Roses-195x300Until a few weeks ago, that is, when I picked up Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses. I hadn’t heard any of the chatter about Maas’ books and only selected this because it showed up in my Amazon recommended list and my love of fantasy burst back into life. It was just what I needed on a rainy day in London.

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