Sarah J. Maas (born 5 March 1986) is an American fantasy author, best known for her debut series Throne of Glass, first published in 2012 by Bloomsbury and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, first published in 2015 also by Bloomsbury.
Sarah J. Maas was born on March 5, 1986 in New York City, New York. In 2008, Maas graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in Clinton, Oneida County, New York, where she majored in creative writing and minored in religious studies. Maas is married and lives in Pennsylvania. Her son, Taran, was born in June 2018.
Maas began writing what would become her debut novel, Throne of Glass, when she was sixteen years old. After writing several chapters of the novel (then titled Queen of Glass), she posted them on FictionPress.com, where it was one of the most popular stories on the site. It was later removed from the site when she decided to try to publish the novel. The story line of the series is based on Cinderella, with the premise of “What if Cinderella was not a servant, but an assassin? And what if she didn’t attend the ball to meet the prince, but to kill him, instead?”
In 2008, Maas started sending the story to agents before finding one in 2009. Throne of Glass was purchased in March 2010 by Bloomsbury, who later purchased two additional books in the series. The series is available in 15 countries and 35 languages. Several prequel novellas set two years before the first novel have also been published. Maas is set to write seven books in the series. The second book of the series, Crown of Midnight, was named a New York Times young adult best-seller. In September 2015 it was announced that the Mark Gordon Company had acquired television rights for Throne of Glass. The final book in the series, Kingdom of Ash, was released on October 23, 2018.
A Court of Thorns and Roses, Maas’ second series, is a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The first book of the trilogy was written in 2009 but wasn’t published until 2015. The series is on its way to becoming a movie.
On May 16, 2018, Maas announced her third series overall and first adult fantasy series, Crescent City, the first book of which will be titled House of Earth and Blood and is set to be published by Bloomsbury on March 3rd, 2020.
Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
About the book
A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book in the Sarah J. Maas’ series, A Court of Roses and Thorns. It is the final chapter, although there will be other books after this. We returned to the Spring Court after the events of the previous book and Feyre is weaving her plot to bring down Tamlin and the King of Hybern.
Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world torn apart.
About the book
A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book in Sarah J. Maas’ series started with A Court of Thorns and Roses reviewed a few weeks ago on the website. If you have not read the first book please do not read further, I have to write some events from the previous book to write this review.
Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
About the book
A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in a trilogy series named as the first book by Sarah J. Mass. It’s a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast and that’s what attracted me the first time.
It is set in a fantasy world. This lend is called Prythiam and the world is divided in 7 courts, plus a small piece of land where human are confined.
We follow Feyre’s story, a 19-year-old girl who goes hunting quite often, to help her family, father and two sisters. In fact, the mother passed away when she was very young and on her deathbed Feyre promised to take care of the remaining family. Now, why a mother makes an 8-year-old daughter promise that, I don’t know, but that’s what guides the girl in her life. Shortly after the woman’s death, the father makes the wrong investments and loose everything, forcing the family to live in poverty and misery. This is why Feyre hunts, for the sustenance of the family. During one of these hunts, she kills a wolf which was about to eat her food (a deer). Once killed the wolf, she manages to kill the deer and feed her family for several days. But unfortunately, the wolf is not a normal wolf, it is a magical creature and one night after Feyre sells the fur of the two animals, earning a lot of money for her family, another magical creature breaks into her modest home and wants her in place of the wolf’s life (and his friend), because this is the Treaty that humans and the Fae have (a life for a life). Treaty signed many years before, when there was a war between humans and the Fae, which ended with the liberation of the human world and its confinement in the earth to the south of an invisible wall that divides the two worlds.
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