Maas's land of Prythian encompasses mysterious creatures, ancient villains, and the everyday strife of life in a village where the rich only get richer. The story centers on Feyre, the middle daughter of three children, and the sole provider for her family after her father is injured by debt collectors. While out hunting for her family's dinner, she shoots and wounds a large wolf. As it turns out, the woods are home not only to animals, but also to Fae, who demand retribution for Feyre's injury to one of their own. As Feyre discovers, these creatures have their own issues and are cursed and trapped by another, evil Fae. Feyre must help them free themselves from this evil and in doing so discovers that she might be more capable than she first thought. This opening installment of Maas's quartet does a fantastic job setting up the cast of characters that will follow you through the subsequent volumes and future spin-offs. Feyre has become one of my favorite female characters for her strength and wit, and this book is the perfect start to her series.
A Court of Thorns and roses, by Sarah J. Maas