Welcome, welcome! It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for another issue of Author Addiction! You can read the intro post here and check out my thoughts on Jennifer L. Armentrout here. Make sure to go read Becky‘s post as well and if you decide to participate, leave your link in the comments and I’ll add it to the post.
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The author we chose for March is SARAH J. MAAS.
Why, you might ask, have I decided on an author who only has three published books which I’ve only read this year? Because she’s awesome. Let me explain.
She writes a high fantasy young adult series about a seventeen-year-old assassin who survives a year of slavery, only to kick some serious butt in a tournament of mercenaries and murderers. Celaena Sardothien might be prickly as a cactus, but she grows on you, and by the time the third book comes around, you love her enough that you get a serious punch in the gut (several times). While the first two books (my review) took some time to get into, Heir of Fire (my review) is absolutely wonderful and completely dispels any doubts I had about the series before. Celaena’s on a mission to reclaim her birthright and I can’t wait for her to try.
But while Celaena is cool in her own right, it’s the secondary characters who really changed my opinion about this story. Manon Blackbeak, the cruel ironteeth witch who finds she has some humanity left in her after all. Rowan, the ancient Fae warrior whose oaths bind him and who’d do anything to free himself. Chaol, who let Celaena go and must now face the consequences of his decisions. SO MANY great people.
I’m really looking forward to the first part of her new series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, which comes out in May. It’s apparently geared at a slightly older public, so I expect it’ll be more serious, but hotter as well, which can only be good. :) I’ve placed my pre-order and now all I have to do is wait for May *sigh*.
I like following the work of young authors so it’s clear how much their writing progresses from their debut onwards (Victoria (V. E.) Schwab blew my mind in this regard). I’m fully convinced that Queen of Shadows, the sequel to Heir of Fire, will be even better than the previous books.
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And now do yourself a favour and go read the Throne of Glass series if you haven’t started it yet. Follow Sarah on Pinterest for gorgeous pics that inspire her writing and on Twitter for goofy jokes and pics of her very pretty hair. Totally worth it.
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Don’t forget to go see Becky’s post. And if you’d like, join us next month for A FREEBIE – so you can choose any author you think is worthy of being addicted to! I would love to read all about your favourite authors!
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Have you read Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series? Or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who also got to read ACOTAR (no spoilers, please!)?
What did you think?
I’d love to hear your thoughts! :)