It's decades after the Faerie/Human War and the treaty has been signed and the wall in place. Feyre, the middle daughter, is taking care of her father and two sisters, hopefully keeping them from starving to death. A reversal of her father's fortune has left them with nothing and only Feyre's ability to hunt is keeping them alive. Without meat for several days, she comes across a deer. Unfortunately, so has a wolf. A wolf which is obviously fae. She kills the wolf which has killed the deer and now has meat and two pelts to sell to tide the family over. However, someone demands payment for killing a faerie and she is taken to the Court of Spring by the High Lord himself.
Tamlin, the High Lord, deposits her in his realm and treats her as a guest. Little by little Feyre discovers more and more about the faerie world she has only heard about in tales. She also learns about the blight which is taking over the land and might soon come to the land of humans.
There are some twists and turns in the book, which make for delightful reading. Feyre is no fainting damsel in distress and Tamlin is not the beast she first encounters. This is the first in a new series and now I am tapping my foot impatiently. This is a book I will get my own copy of so I can reread it.