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Sarah J. Maas

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Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

So, I’m currently writing this from Adelaide, Australia (which is awesomeee), and just spent the past two weeks in New Zealand, road tripping from Auckland all the way down to Queenstown (no words to describe how amazing this trip was, but perhaps my Instagram will do it some justice)! I’ll have a more detailed recap of everything in my December newsletter, but because I’m on the road (and news... Read more of this blog post »
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“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
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“When I was alive, I believed — as you do — that time was at least as real and solid as myself, and probably more so. I said 'one o'clock' as though I could see it, and 'Monday' as though I could find it on the map; and I let myself be hurried along from minute to minute, day to day, year to year, as though I were actually moving from one place to another. Like everyone else, I lived in a house bricked up with seconds and minutes, weekends and New Year's Days, and I never went outside until I died, because there was no other door. Now I know that I could have walked through the walls. (...) You can strike your own time, and start the count anywhere. When you understand that — then any time at all will be the right time for you.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

“Llonio said life was a net for luck; to Hevydd the Smith life was a forge; and to Dwyvach the Weaver-Woman a loom. They spoke truly, for it is all of these. But you,' Taran said, his eyes meeting the potter's, 'you have shown me life is one thing more. It is clay to be shaped, as raw clay on a potter's wheel.”
Lloyd Alexander, Taran Wanderer

“Perhaps,' Taran said quietly, watching the moon-white riverbank slip past them, 'perhaps you have the truth of it. At first I felt as you did. Then I remember thinking of Eilonwy, only of her; and the bauble showed its light. Prince Rhun was ready to lay down his life; his thoughts were for our safety, not at all for his own. And because he offered the greatest sacrifice, the bauble glowed brightest for him. Can that be its secret? To think more for others than ourselves?'

That would seem to be one of its secrets, at least,' replied Fflewddur. 'Once you've discovered that, you've discovered a great secret indeed--with or without the bauble.”
Lloyd Alexander, The Castle of Llyr

“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.”
Joseph Campbell

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message 52: by Daphne

Daphne Delacroix Hi, Miss Mass!

I wanted to ask you if you knew where I could find certified ToG and ACOTAR merchandise. I tried looking it up online, but there were so many different links that I couldn't tell which were trusted retailers and which weren't (either from independent sources or otherwise).

Thank you for your time!

message 51: by Serena

Serena Happy birthday!

message 50: by Lilith Night (last edited Jan 07, 2016 11:56AM)

Lilith Night This makes me think of Aelin from how her character grew from books 1 as Celaena Sardothien to finally being herself in book 4 as Aelin Ashryver Galathynius! ^_^

"Let the hard things in life break you. Let them effect you. Let them change you. Let these hard moments inform you. Let this pain be your teacher. The experiences of your life are trying to tell you something about yourself. Don't cop out on that. Don't run away and hide under your covers. Lean into it.

What is the lesson in this wind? What is this storm trying to tell you? What will you learn if you face it with courage? With full honesty and - lean into it."

-Pema Chodron

CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK 5!! :D Also book 2 of ACOTAR!!

message 49: by Ansly

Ansly Estevez Hi Sarah, I just wanted to tell u I'm ur #1 FAN! And I think Sophie turner could be a great feyre! So...just keep that in mind. Love u!!! Xoxo, candy(Ansly)

message 48: by Mariah

Mariah of the Night Court Sarah, I' m going to bed. Wake me up when the 5th book is here.

message 47: by Jayda

Jayda Hi Sarah! I love the Throne of Glass series, as well as ACOTAR (I cant wait for ACOMAF I NEED IT NOW!!), and I have a couple of questions how mating works.

Will Aelin know instantly if she has mated or will it take time?

Also, can you have two mates, since Rowan's mate was already Lyria does that mean he cant have another mate?

One of your biggest fans that is 'paitently' waiting for TOG5 and ACOMAF,


message 46: by Cam

Cam Sarah, I hope someday I can understand why you ruined Chaol, I love you.

message 45: by Fera

Fera Flies Free ACOTAR gave me a whole new meaning of a retelling story. You took it to a higher level where I can feel that ACOTAR is a retell of Beauty and The Beast, but it has something more.. more intensity, more raw feeling, more details that dazzled me and brought me to a whole new world. Like you had this raw and uncut gems then you make it to a beautiful, alluring, mesmerizing diamonds that trapped anyone's attention as they glimpsed them.

message 44: by Vanessa

Vanessa Vazquez Sarah you are amazing, I love you and your books. Your writing is so beautiful i keep wanting for more and more. I promise you i will always read anything that you will write.

message 43: by Ashley

Ashley Hii
Okay Just read ACOTAR.
Really good but what I need to say is.
Please don't wait over a year for the next.
It has to be out sooner then that!!!!


message 41: by Erynne

Erynne Thank you so so much for writing! I have to say that you make the world a better place because of your words. I loved Court of Thorns and Roses and I also absolutely loved the Throne of Glass books, and I can't wait until Queen of Shadows comes out! As a fellow member of Pennsylvania, I am proud that we live in the same state!

message 40: by Sanja

Sanja Balan I'm not sure if you can comprehend how much you can make happy someone on the other side of the world. If karma exists, You should get back so much luck and happines, only from me :)

Write quickly, please. And looong!

message 39: by Jamie (last edited May 03, 2015 07:15PM)

Jamie Roeske (*Jam and her TBR Jar*) Miss. Maas. I. Love. Youuuuu. Sorry... I just really needed to get that out. :) I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for writing such amazing books and for, more specifically, writing about Celaena. I feel like she is the exact character that I have waited my entire life for someone to write about. She has had such a huge impact on me and I just want to say thank you. I may or may not have developed a little bit of a girl crush on her! :) I can't flipping wait for Queen of Shadows and I am so excited to begin A Court of Thorns and Roses when ever I can get my hands on it.

I hope you have an amazing day! Happy writing!!

message 38: by abbal

abbal Thanks for accepting my friend request.

message 37: by Maggie

Maggie Lynn Did you...did you really just friend me?! Or did someone hack your account and do that? That'd probably make more sense. S.J, I look back so fondly on your Fictionpress days where I first became obsessed with Queen of Glass. It was absolute torture when you took her down from the site, and we had to wait forever for Throne of Glass to be published!! Now I'm getting a huge sense of deja vu while I wait for Queen of Shadows, but that same flutter of butterfly wings has taken up camp in my stomach for your series (something that hasn't happened for me since Harry Potter.) Thank you for being so wonderful and providing me with hours of laughter, tears, happiness, heartbreak, righteous anger, and suspense during Aelin's journey.

message 36: by Ilaria

Ilaria Thanks for accepting my friend request!
I love your books so much :D

Guy Vestal  - Counter Culture Critic Grazi 4 the add.

Writingwriterwhoreads I love your books, Cannot wait for #4!

Mikayla(Mikki(Kayla) Thanks for accepting my friend request!!! :)

message 32: by Natalie

Natalie Thanks so much for accepting the friend request :) much love from the uk :)

message 31: by Riya

Riya Thanks so much for accepting my friend request!!! I love the Throne of Glass series so much and can't wait to read the rest of it!

message 30: by Lisseth

Lisseth Thank you for accepting my friend request :)

message 29: by Elane

Elane Thank you for accepting my fried request. You read the kind of books I like to read [and you write those too :D], this way I can find new ones to enjoy. ^^

Cassie C Hi Sarah! Thanks for accepting my friend request :) I love, love, love your series and I can't wait to what you have in store for us next.

message 27: by Anna

Anna Hi Sarah, thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I finished reading Crown of Midnight the other day and I'm still in shock! It was so good, it had all I've always wanted from a book! All in one package! I can't wait to find Crown of Midnight in the bookstores of my country so I can buy the hardback! This book deserves a place in my library, the ebook isn't enough!
ps: I love Chaol, he's definitely my favourite character!!

message 26: by Julia

Julia Thank you very much for accepting my friend request. I'm a huge fan of your books :)

message 25: by Ankita

Ankita I loved 'Crown of Midnight' to the core.. It was so super amazing... Being a second book in the series it was better than the first one 'Throne of Glass' which was already AMAZING!! I am your fan now.. Your writing is crisp and I am so happy that I picked your books.. It so made my day.

PS-- Read 'Crown of Midnight' as soon as it was out. I was waiting for it ever since I read Throne of Glass and the waiting was so worth it.

Ankita Singhal

message 24: by Heather (last edited May 15, 2013 06:26AM)

Heather Thanks for accepting my friend request.

I just started reading Throne of Glass a few days ago and I really like it! I hope your considering putting your 4 novellas into book format and publishing them. I'm anti-ebook.

message 23: by Josey

Josey Looking forward to seeing you at the BEA!!

message 22: by Amanda

Amanda I really liked throne of glass. I read it a few weeks ago, and I'm thinking about reviewing it for the teen newletter at my library.

message 21: by Jay

Jay Thanks for accepting my friend request

Throne of glass was amazing

♥iDevourBooks♥ ☆Sonic~Obsessed☆ Thanks for accepting my friend request!

message 19: by Rabia

Rabia thank you for accepting my friend request

message 18: by Booknut

Booknut Dear Sarah,

If I thought nothing could make me laugh, cry and smile more than Throne of Glass , your novellas made me think twice! Not only do I love Chaol and Dorian, but I now have a place in my fangirl heart for Sam too! Your writing is fantastic and I can't possibly wait until the second book in the series, when we continue our journey with Celaena...wherever her path takes her!!

Happy ready and best wishes,

message 17: by Moekari

Moekari Katoa Kiorana Sarah

thanks sooooo much for adding me. Please hurry in finishing the next book for Throne of Glass,:).Im desperate for it!!!!


message 16: by Ankita (last edited Aug 10, 2012 03:06PM)

Ankita Thank you so much for accepting my request. Your book "Throne of glass" absolutely blew me away. It is indeed one of the best YA fantasy books of 2012... and the cover.. Oh so pretty.

I am eagerly waiting for the next installment to come out soon (I abso-freaking-lutely cannot wait). I know it be more amazing then this one.
All the best.

message 15: by Katie

Katie Hi! My friends and I are so excited about Throne of Glass. I read some of it on fictionpress when it was Queen of Glass. I loved it. I can't wait for your book to hit the shelves out her in Philly, Pa. Congrats! <3

message 14: by Andrew (last edited Aug 01, 2012 08:06AM)

Andrew Weaver Hi Sarah,

I am still very new to Goodreads and thank you for accepting my friend request.


message 13: by Ulysses

Ulysses Rake Thank you for adding me. I'm really really looking forward to your book. BTW, that's you on the cover, right? :)

message 12: by Sophie

Sophie Thank you for adding me! Looking forward to your book (:

message 11: by Brownie

Brownie I've finished reading two of your novellas and wow! I'm so proud of you and all you've accomplished since fictionpress. I was one of your avid readers and I can't wait to read Throne of Glass to see how much it's progressed from the original. Can't wait to see more of your work! Best,

Book Whales Thanks for the add :D Cinderella/assassin ohhhh.... we can't wait to see the cover

Jean Pearl hello Ms.Sarah!!! im finally done reading the first novella, The Assassin and the Pirate Lord and my gosh!! I freaking love it!!! I'm now like super duper excited to read the next novella, The Assassin and the Desert!!!! <3

message 8: by Sarah

Sarah Maas Trinity wrote: "Hi Sare! I just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed Caleana and the swashbuckling :) since I've been following all you ladies on ltwf (and now pub crawl) it feels like I'm in a community of awes..."

Awww, thank you so much, Trinity!!! That is so awesome & sweet of you to say!!! I'm THRILLED that you enjoyed the novella--thank you so, so much for reading it!!! <3

Sydney I saw a Garth Nix book at Books-A-Million the other day, and I imediately thought of you, ha ha. I think it was Abhorsen or Sabriel. If I had the money at the time, I totally would have bought it! :D

Ashley S. Thank you for adding me.

message 5: by Sarah

Sarah Maas Christi wrote: "I can't wait for your book to come out. Congratulations on your publication."

Thanks, Christi!!! :)

Christi I can't wait for your book to come out. Congratulations on your publication.

message 3: by Sarah

Sarah Maas Dani wrote: "Yay your book is finally on GoodReads! :)"

lol, I totally screamed when I saw that it was on here! :) I keep gazing at the QoG page and sighing. ;)

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