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A Court of Thorns and Roses: Book Review
Ellery Boyle
Jojo with the BOOK OF THE WEEK

19 year old Feyre lives in a sad old shack with her starving family that hates her. Until a beautiful scary fairy comes and kidnaps her to his gorgeous mansion with hundreds of staff and delicious food. But it’s not all perfect because there’s something out there: A threat to all faeries- And only Feyre can stop it.

Well, it definitely started off strong; So strong in fact that I had to stop reading my borrowed library book and go buy my own copy before I got to page 100. I thought this was about to be the next twilight. Yeah um, it all went downhill from there.

First of all, Feyre is kind of incredibly annoying. Girl you’re actually in paradise why would you want to go home to your damp hovel and your family that literally hates you. Feyre is your classic little tiny fragile but somehow incredibly strong/stubborn/opinionated human girl in every romantasy book ever and I am sick of it. Can you just accept help from the nice wolf man please.

There’s really no diversity here. Every single male character is exactly the same archetype: Same cocky personality, same angry, brooding attitude, all of them insanely powerful and protective. Oh and gorgeous, duh. Why are there no cute nerd faeries?

Personally, the love story just made me uncomfortable. Every time Tamlin walked in I got scared and wanted him to please leave.  Honestly, their chemistry wasn’t as magical as it could’ve been; compared to all the other insane stuff that happened, the love was boring and not very believable.

Don’t even get me started on the last quarter of this book. What the f- happened. Amaranth is literally Rumplestiltskin. Like what do you mean Feyre must answer a riddle and complete your 3 impossible tasks. I’m cringing.

And she passed them 3 tasks way too easily- They totally could’ve been harder; the whole under the mountain part was purposeless. It’s as if she just got bored of writing her own book, wrote out an outline with no details and called it good. It wasn’t.

What the cauldron! What’s with everyone being made from a cauldron like a big gross masochistic stew? I didn’t know this was the powerpuff girls. Sugar, spice, and everything GROSS.

Some of the concepts are just so basic. They could’ve been used with slightly more creativity and I would’ve called it good. You couldn’t come up with a better name than ‘Under the Mountain’ for a cave that’s- GASP- under a mountain? 

This book was incredibly underwhelming and painfully close to an “I Got Sold to One Direction” fan fiction. 

Oops I haven’t said anything nice about it yet. I really like the writing and how fast pace it was! So.. 2 stars, thank you.

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Jolie Damer-Daigle
Jolie Damer-Daigle, Book Critic
Jolie Damer-Daigle is a junior and the one and only Book Critic on the Pipeline. In her free time, she enjoys reading (duh) and is somewhat of a fiber artist. Jolie is passionate about performance arts and maintaining long lasting friendships. She was drawn to the newspaper because of her interests in creative writing and voicing her opinions on books.
Ellery Boyle
Ellery Boyle, Editor & Staff Reporter
Ellery Boyle is a junior and an experienced editor/reporter on the Pipeline. She originally joined the Pipeline for her interest in photography but found an interest in journalism. Boyle is involved in the swim and soccer teams and is also a member of the National Honor Society. When she's not working on the Pipeline she is probably baking or hanging out with her giant yellow lab, Max.
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