This book is a Beauty and the Beast retelling with a Hunger Games twist. Feyre is a fae-hating human who kills a wolf just because she suspects that it might be fae—and she’s right, and the wolf’s friends come to claim her life. Tamlin, her captor, plays a Beast-like role, while she’s anything but a demure, bookish Belle. She’s not even literate. As a fairytale retelling, the book is exceedingly clever and definitely makes the story feel fresh and new.
Dat opening line: “The forest was a labyrinth of snow and ice.” Drool.
The humor (mainly provided by Lucien, and a little by Rhysand) made the book sparkle for me, even though the story gets darker than dark.
All in all: 5 stars.