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!
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!
- 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”!
- Amazing characters with really interesting relationships (friends and foes, couples and ships)!
- Phenomenal fan art - especially Charlie Bowater’s stunning fantasy drawings.
- The most beautiful descriptions of people, places, emotions, etc..
- 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!
- 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!).
- 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!