Author Addiction: Sarah J. Maas

author addictionWelcome, 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.

Find her on: her webpage / Twitter / her blog / Pinterest.

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.

heir-of-fire-maasShe 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.

court-of-thorns-and-roses-sarah-maasI’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! :)

  • I confess that I haven’t read these books yet! I know, totally crazy. I’m sure I would love them.

    • Kaja

      Well, you might :) It’s true that the first two books aren’t perfect, but I find it was worth the wait because Heir of Fire was so great. When I started blogging in May 2014, everyone was screaming about how they loved their ARCs of HoF, so I thought, what the hell, I have to give this a try. I’m glad I did and I’m glad I stuck with the series becuase it gets better with time (which is rare in my experience).

  • Love it :)

    I cannot wait for you to read A Court of Thorns and Roses, I want to hear what you think, but May is ages away! Also, totally with you on her Pinterest, I love browsing on there both for the book boards and her normal everyday ones, because she has such good taste, and her book boards are stunning you totally get an idea of what she is writing about with some of her pictures.

    Also, stop mentioning VE Schwab I’m embarrassed every time I remember I’ve not read any of her books when they sit on my kindle unloved. I will remedy this soon, I hope.

    • Kaja

      SORRY :D Will stop. I like to recommend books but not force them on people :) But Schwab will probably be my choice for next month’s Author Addiction, sorry in advance!

      You have Pinterest! I love Pinterest.

      And May isn’t THAT far away, just two months :o I can’t wait for it, though (not only because of SJM but because I seriously need some warm weather in my life!).

  • I’m looking forward to A Court of Thorns and Roses as well, because I also heard it was geared towards a slightly older audience. I see some early reviews already debating if that really is the case though. Regardless, I’ve enjoyed her Throne of Glass books, so picking up ACOTAR would be a no brainer for me!

    • Kaja

      I’ve been avoiding the reviews myself. I always do for the books that I really want to read because I *hate* spoilers. Someone spoiled the ending of one of the POVs in Dance With Dragons and I can’t bring myself to read the damn book at all. I hope ACOTAR will be good (it has to be, it has its own acronym – a sure sign of greatness!).
      Thanks for stopping by :)