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Sarah J. Maas

Author of A Court of Thorns and Roses

110 Works 112,368 Members 2,880 Reviews 83 Favorited

About the Author

Sarah J. Maas was born on March 5, 1986 in Manhattan, New York. She received a degree in creative writing and a minor in religious studies from Hamilton College. In April 2002, she began posting the first chapters of the rough draft of Throne of Glass on FictionPress.com and garnered a large online show more fan base. Her first book, Throne of Glass, was published in 2012. Her other works include A Faraway Land, Crown of Midnight, and A Court of Thorns and Roses. Her novels A Court of Mist and Fury, book 2 in the Throne of Glass series, Heir of Fire, book 3 in the Throne of Glass series, and Empire of Fire, book 5 in the Throne of Glass series, and A Court of Wings and Ruin, book 3 in A Court of Thorns and Roses series made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015) 13,158 copies
Throne of Glass (2012) 11,516 copies
A Court of Mist and Fury (2016) 9,319 copies
A Court of Wings and Ruin (2017) 8,334 copies
Crown of Midnight (2013) 7,552 copies
A Court of Frost and Starlight (2018) 6,918 copies
Heir of Fire (2014) 6,758 copies
Queen of Shadows (2015) 6,213 copies
House of Earth and Blood (2020) 6,065 copies
A Court of Silver Flames (2021) 5,780 copies
Empire of Storms (2016) 5,609 copies
Tower of Dawn (2017) 4,977 copies
Kingdom of Ash (2018) 4,874 copies
House of Sky and Breath (2022) 3,789 copies
House of Flame and Shadow (2024) 1,204 copies
Catwoman: Soulstealer (2018) 1,004 copies
The Assassin and the Desert (2012) 288 copies
The Assassin and the Empire (2012) 285 copies
The Assassin and the Healer (2012) 144 copies
Catwoman: Soulstealer (The Graphic Novel) (2021) — Author — 49 copies
Empire of Storms, Part 2 (2017) 7 copies
Empire of Storms, Part 1 (2017) 7 copies
Kingdom of Ash, Part 2 (2019) 4 copies
Kingdom of Ash, Part 1 (2019) 4 copies
A Faraway Land 3 copies
Buz ve Yildizisigi Sarayi (2020) 2 copies
Queen of Shadows, Part 1 (2020) 2 copies
Queen of Shadows, Part 2 (2021) 2 copies
Hades 2 copies
Hilal Sehir (2021) 1 copy


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Tucked in amidst the fantasy world building, adventure, and sex (book 2 was hotter) is a thoughtful exploration of legacy, accountability, rehabilitation, and change. I especially appreciated that the happy ending had some ragged edges and lingering questions - perhaps just to lay the groundwork for another book / a new linked series, but satisfying never-the-less.
framberg | 13 other reviews | Apr 16, 2024 |
It took me forever to finally start this series. To be honest, YA isn't my thing, but a friend of mine who happens to be an English teacher, kept recommending this series, and I'm glad she did. This book was certainly better than any YA I could have expected. To be clear, I'd probably list it under "new adult," to be on the safe side, but in the library I work for, we have it in our teen section.

The story is about Feyre Archeron and one decision she makes hunting in the woods one day that will ultimately save her family from starvation, but will see her kidnapped and taken into the Fae realm, where humans are despised and a curse is all around. It's a very interesting take on the whole "Beauty & the Beast" (my favorite) story. However, the characters are well written and certainly have a lot of depth to them, and the world building is incredible. Not once while reading this book did I feel it was too "young" or "childish" for me. In fact, I couldn't wait to read the rest of the series after I finished. I think what I also appreciated about this book was the dialogue. Too often, I come across books where the dialogue is absolutely ridiculous, and by that, I mean the characters (usually the main female characters) sound like they're reality TV stars. They sound completely uneducated and immature. This series was different, the female characters were strong and well spoken, and even though they found love, a male was not required for them to break free from their chains. I think this series is great for young women, espeically those who value strong female characters.… (more)
RaeDCordova | 468 other reviews | Apr 15, 2024 |
Love love loved this book so much! I can't wait to read the next ones!! I love how the banter isn't corny it's like an actual relationship developing. I love how SJM keeps you on your toes too. I hated how it ended though because now I need to start the next one.
kknoch2277 | 468 other reviews | Apr 15, 2024 |
My favourite of all the ACOTAR books (thus far). A Court of Silver Flames centres on mostly Nesta, the eldest and coldest of the Archeron sisters, following her trauma from previous events which has caused her to shut herself away from the world, even more than before. Tall, dark and handsome (not to mention hilarious and flirtatious) Cassian brings her out of her shell by training her daily and unveiling more about his own dark past until eventually the two share a very strong bond. Nesta also meets priestess Gwyn and female Illyrian Emerie who have their own traumas that they are overcoming. War has returned, and Nesta decides to train the priestesses so they can defend themselves, as Valkyries reborn. Not only is this book about the power of friendship, love conquering all but there are deeper, touching aspects of self-awareness, forgiveness, redemption and healing.

Honourable mentions in this book have got to be firstly the ball when Nesta dances, need I say any more? And then when Cassian goes to visit Nesta to give her the Winter Solstice gift. I was screaming, giggling and kicking my feet reading it that I had to read that chapter again! Like um hello, a man customising a Symphonia with music that he knew you'd love, just for you to listen and dance to whenever you wish? I'd swoon - and marry that man! Cassian is the standard in men.

The interesting part of this is that so far the books have been written in first person, from Feyre's point of view. This one is the first of which to use third person, with insight into both Nesta and Cassian's point of view, which is something I prefer. It gave an interesting viewpoint of looking at the characters such as Rhysand without looking through Feyre's rose-tinted lenses and overall bias.

I was looking forward to this story the most because of Cassian (of course), though was skeptical about whether or not I would enjoy this because I have never been sure whether or not I could like Nesta. I could not have been more wrong. I have never resonated so much with a character in my life: her struggles, the depths of her despair, but her resilience to keep getting up and keep going, against all odds. This is THE best ACOTAR book. The only unbelievable thing (yes even in a fantasy book) is the wingspan and being able to go down 10,000 steps - and back up!
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sophiesapphire | 84 other reviews | Apr 15, 2024 |



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