Thankful Thursday: Sarah J Mass

AH! I never thought I would be writing this. Never, ever.

This week I give a special thanks to Sarah J. Maas, for her smutty fantasy series A Court of Thorns and Roses. Which is composed of the following. 

  • Book 1: A Court of Thorns and Roses, 419 pages
  • Book 2: A Court of Mist and Fury, 626 pages
  • Book 3: A Court of Wings and Ruin, 705 pages
  • Novella 3.1: A Court of Frost and Starlight (optional read), 229 pages
  • Book 4: A Court of Silver Flames, 757 pages

Who is Sarah J. Maas?

According to Goodreads, Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the Throne of Glass series. Her books have sold more than twelve million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog. 

I am thankful for A Court of Thorns and Roses!

I am thankful I across across SJM and ACOTAR because it reminded me how fun and immersive reading can be. More so, I am thankful for the impact ACOTAR has had on the reading community. 

My appreciation of SJM doesn’t stem from my reading experience, but the experience of other readers. I am in many book groups, book chats, bookish communities, etc. and SJM’s work is recommended at least 10 times a day.  It is hard to not know of A Court of Thorns and Roses and the Throne of Glass series. ACOTAR is not a light read series, each book seems to only grow in size. The comments of how ACOTAR changed certain readers’ lives is heartwarming. Many go on to continue to read romance or dig deeper into fantasy. ACOTAR is a gateway series for many new readers to romance/fantasy. I love it. I love reading  stories of how many readers return to the reading world because of this series or how ACOTAR helped them out of a slump or hard time. The power of this smutty tale seems to be endless. 

I enjoyed this series, a guilty pleasure that I would equate to my love of Twilight. Its not the best, but I still really liked it.

I have been avoiding this series for some time, actually Sarah J. Maas as a whole. I was so tired of seeing her books recommended online and in stores, I kept thinking, “there has to be more new things out there!” There is, yet ACOTAR continues to be highly recommended and remaining in my local store displays. 

I bought the books last holiday season as an ebook deal, at the time I had no idea what they were about other than ACOTAR was popular, they went unread. Which is no surprise to my fellow book hoarders. I added the series to my reading challenge this year because of the hype. ACOTAR is a quick series to read, the story draws you in and before you know it you have read 2,736 pages of Feyre and her sisters’ journey through faerie lands. 

I have recommend ACOTAR to a few friends, who fell in love. I am not sure what about this series hooks readers of all kind in, but the world SJM crafted has stolen the hearts of many.

This Thursday, Lit Lemon thanks A Court of Thorns and Roses for bringing many back to reading. There are not many series I see hyped to this degree. It is annoying to someone who(me) is on the prowl for new books, but also makes me oddly happy to see so many loving ACOTAR. Enjoy your smutty world ACOTAR fans. 

Do you now of a series that is popular among readers, like ACOTAR?

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