7 Reasons to Love the ACOTAR Books

Undoubtedly my favourite author has to be Sarah J. Maas. Her writing is absolutely phenomenal and I would recommend it to anyone!


She has two fantasy series so far: Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses. I've read both and they're fantastic, but my preference is definitely A Court of Thorns and Roses (or ACOTAR for short). I finally read the third book in the series, A Court of Wings and Ruin, this summer and it completely lived up to (if not exceeded!) my expectations. I also reread the first two books in the series (book 2, A Court of Mist and Fury, is the best book I've ever read) and I'm sure I'll read them all over again in the future!

From left to right,  A Court of Thorns and Roses  (book 1),  A Court of Mist and Fury  (book 2) and  A Court of Wings and Ruin  (book 3)

From left to right, A Court of Thorns and Roses (book 1), A Court of Mist and Fury (book 2) and A Court of Wings and Ruin (book 3)

In case my rambling and over-excitedness about these books hasn't persuaded you to read them, then here are 7 reasons why should read (and love!) the ACOTAR series!


  1. Overly complicated character names you can't say properly (even with a pronunciation guide!). I still pronounce "Rhysand" as "rice-and” when it should actually be “ree-sand”!
  2. Amazing characters with really interesting relationships (friends and foes, couples and ships)!
  3. Phenomenal fan art - especially Charlie Bowater’s stunning fantasy drawings.
  4. The most beautiful descriptions of people, places, emotions, etc..
  5. The emotional rollercoaster of reading the books - from smiling to sobbing, laughing to worrying, terror to elation, Sarah J. Maas really does make you feel it all!
  6. Subtle details slipped into conversations which end up being really important at the end of the book (I would say more but I don't want to give away any spoilers!).
  7. Everything shared on Tumblr by the ACOTAR fandom - theories, quotes, mood boards, parallels, thoughts…


ACOTAR genuinely is the best series I’ve ever ever read and I’m really looking forward to the next book. Throne of Glass is definitely worth a read too - the next book in that series come out later this year. And even if you’re not tempted by the sound of ACOTAR, you should check out the colouring book - the artwork is absolutely beautiful and the decorative possibilities are endless!


I really hope you enjoy the ACOTAR series if you choose to read it (here's a link to it the first book on Amazon) - let me know what you think!


What are your favourite books?

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