For Feyre, the downfall of her merchant-class family into poverty wasn’t easy, but after five years, she’s starting to get the hang of things. Hunt, and her family lives; fail to catch anything, and they starve. It doesn’t help that her two older sisters are lazy and ungrateful, or that her father hasn’t bothered to recover from his misfortune, but Feyre is managing.
All that changes when a ferocious beast barges into their cottage, demanding that Feyre come live with him as payment for plucking an ordinary forest rose. Dragged off into the night, the beast brings her to a beautiful manor located in Faerie, the mysterious and deadly lands bordering the mortal world. There, he sheds his animal skin, and reveals himself to be Tamlin, a young, handsome Faerie Lord.
But the estate is overshadowed by a curse: each of its inhabitants wears a mask permanently attached to their face, and Tamlin is no exception. Despite her initial desire to loathe Tamlin and his world, Feyre soon finds herself attracted to the Faerie Lord by more than her curiosity.
Just when Feyre accepts the depth of her feelings for Tamlin, they’re torn apart by forces so dark that there’s little hope of standing against them. But Feyre has endured hardship before, and she refuses to accept that her happiness could be forever stolen from her. Resolving to save her beloved and discover a way to break his curse, Feyre sets out into Faerie, where unknown challenges and dangers await, and where her love and strength will be tested in ways she never imagined.
I've actually been eyeing this for a while and this is what I think--Sarah J. Maas with Beauty and the Beast, Tam Lim, and East of the Sun, West of the Moon? There's only one way this could go and it's absolutely brilliant! Ever since I was what? 7? I've been reading stories that were either not written by the Grimm brothers or were lesser known stories. And out of all the ones I've read, East of the Sun, West of the Moon remains my absolute favorite. So seeing this? Then reading that haunting synopsis? Oh my oh my OH MY! I'm practically desperate for this and I'm ready to build a time machine to 2014! Yeah, you heard me right. That far away. Now you feel my pain.