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Okay, so I’m just going to save you the build-up and say…



For those of you who have been following me/this blog for a few years, you might know it as A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES—my New Adult fantasy retelling/blending of "Beauty and the Beast," "Tam Lin," and "East of the Sun, West of the Moon," where “Beauty” is a huntress, and the “Beast” is a Faerie Lord whose lands have been enslaved by a tyrannical queen.

For those of you who have NO idea what I’m talking about, you can find a (very rough) summary on my website here. Or, even better, check out my Pinterest board for ACOTAR, which gives you a wayyy better sense of the vibe of the series.

SO, here are some quick facts about the A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES series:

First Piece of ACOTAR Fan Art!-It is New Adult romantic fantasy (YAY Team New Adult!!).

-It will be out in Winter 2015. But that doesn't mean an end to the THRONE OF GLASS series! It just means you can expect two books a year from yours truly starting early 2015. (WOOOOOHOO!)

-It’s a trilogy (…Because I am a crazy person and have not been able to stop thinking about this book for years, I’ve already written Book Two and part of Book Three, though GOOD LORD they both need some mega elbow grease).

-I wrote Book 1—MORTAL— back in 2009. It was one of those can’t-write-fast-enough books—a magic book. I got the idea, and then BAM—I could not stop writing it for the next few weeks. I’m pretty sure it’s still the fastest I’ve ever written a novel.

-The idea for the book (and Feyre's character) came when I listened to THIS piece of music from the PRINCESS MONONOKE soundtrack (that's actually a kinda different version from the one I have, but the feeling of it is mostly the same). And THIS piece from THE SECRET GARDEN soundtrack.

-Since then, it has spent years sitting on my desktop, patiently waiting for its turn. It was a book I could NOT get out of my head, and would sometimes go back and reread/tinker with just for fun. No matter how many other books I worked on, I always kept returning to the characters and world of ACOTAR, kept daydreaming about it.

So, because of that, being able to tell you guys that it’s found a home with my amazing, ridiculously awesome team at Bloomsbury is so damn surreal. This is a book of my heart—a book that harkens back to my fairy-tale roots/obsession and I am just…FLOORED that it’s going to be published.

And because this would NOT be possible without some amazing people, I have to quickly thank: my fearless, cunning, and badass agent, Tamar Rydzinski; the brilliant Michelle Nagler and the whole worldwide team at Bloomsbury; AND my amazing critique partners, especially Alex Bracken, Susan Dennard, Biljana Likic, Erin Bowman, and Kat Zhang. Thank you all for making this dream a reality—and for making this entire journey the most fun, thrilling, and epic thing I’ve ever done. It’s an HONOR to work with you all.

AND – just to celebrate my news, I’m giving away an ARC of CROWN OF MIDNIGHT! (Hooray!)

The contest is open internationally, and ends on May 20th (a week from now)! For some reason, Livejournal doesn’t support Rafflecopter, SO if the contest form doesn’t work below, just click on the link. And if THAT doesn’t work, then just…leave a comment and it’ll count as an entry! (God, could I be any lamer when it comes to technology stuff?!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


P.S. If you haven't heard already, I'm going on the road in a few weeks as part of the Young Authors Give Back Tour! Click here for details about the tour and all the FREE WORKSHOPS we're hosting for aspiring authors!


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May. 13th, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
New Series!
I can't wait to read the new series! It sounds really awesome :)
May. 13th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Re: New Series!
Thank you so much!!!
May. 13th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been DYING for A Court of Thorns & Roses ever since I heard about it (it sounds so amazing!) and I'm so so happy it's going to get published. New adult romantic fantasy!!!!! Your panel at BEA makes so much sense now. I LOVE your love for fairytales and oh boy, this news totally made my day. I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT! I'm already counting down to 2015! Congratulations, Sarah! <3 <3 <3

Edited at 2013-05-13 06:51 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)

Can't wait to see you in a few weeks! :D
May. 13th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
OMG! Congratulations Sarah!

I remember when you came up with the idea way back when. And I think you let us read a snippet once too!

This is so exciting!!!

*throws confeti*
May. 13th, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yes! I think there are still a few teasers floating around this blog somewhere! :D

May. 13th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
The new series sounds amazing and I can't believe that we'll be getting two books a year from you for a while! And I must say, that you're one of the few authors I would read New Adult for! Congrats!
May. 13th, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad to hear it! <3
May. 13th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
That is awesome! Congrats!
I'll definitely be reading this new series.
May. 13th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Ellie Moreton
May. 13th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
Wooohoooo! congrats! Can't WAIT to read it after seeing you blog about it and the Pinterst board! 2015 can't come wuick enough! ;A;
May. 13th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS! ACOTAR sounds absolutely AMAZING (yesssss fairy tale retelling fantasy!) and I am so, so excited for being able to read two stories a year from you! Huzzah!
May. 13th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
AHHHHH! I'm so excited! This new series of yours sounds AMAZEBALLS. I cannot wait!! And finally a NA that is not contemporary! But 2015!? *dies* Good thing I've got Dorian to keep me company! ;) lolol
May. 13th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
lol, I knowwww! The wait already feels SO LONG! Thank you so much!
May. 13th, 2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
Im a sucker for fairy tales definetely be reading this. And i cant wait to read more of your works. I love Throne of glass.
May. 13th, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
Awww! Thank you! :)
May. 13th, 2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! and WOW I didn't know you had another series in the works (I'm such a bad fan..) but now I'm super excited for it! How do I wait until 2015?!
May. 13th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hehe, thank you so much!!!!!
May. 13th, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Your new book sounds absolutely AMAZING! So excited to read it! :D
May. 13th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
Eeee! Thank you!!!
May. 13th, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
Hoorayyy, congrats! I've been a reader of your blog for a long while, and it's always so great to hear of your successes. Here's to many more, and congratulations again!
May. 13th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!!! I remember reading about this on your website ages ago and I'm SOOO happy that it got sold! Can't wait to read it - bring on 2015!! :D
May. 13th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
This sounds like an awesome series! Can't wait for 2015
May. 13th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!! I adore your writing style and am SO excited that this new series is going to be New Adult and Fantasy no less! I feel like it's harder to break down the walls in New Adult out of Contemp and into other areas. I'm personally working on a New Adult Sci-Fi and this is so inspiring. Can't wait to see you again at BEA!!
May. 13th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Hearing that means so much to me. :)
May. 13th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
New series!?!?!?!
Yeah!! Congratulations!!! how exciting!! I can't wait for it and for the Crown of Midnight. :D
May. 13th, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
Re: New series!?!?!?!
Thank you!
May. 13th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh.

FAiry tale retelling! Beauty and the Beast! BEAUTY AS A HUNTRESS!! I'm swooning from all the potential awesomeness! Congratulations!

- Shelver506 @ Bookshelvers Anonymous
May. 13th, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
Eeee! ThANK YOU!
Kelly de Groot
May. 13th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
Mazal tov Sarah!!! I'm so excited! Could it be that you once posted a sample chapter of this story on your blog? I (think) I remember reading some excerpts...Either way, I can't wait!

Whoohoo! Congrats!
May. 13th, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC)

And yes! I think there are a few teasers floating around somewhere on this blog!! :D

(And maybe we can talk about possibly making the ACOTAR map at some point. Hehe!)
May. 13th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the awesome news! Winter 2015 seems like a long way off but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait :-)
May. 13th, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats
:) :) Thank you!
May. 13th, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!!!! I look forward to reading it and Crown of Midnight! :)
May. 13th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
OMG YAY!!! Congratulations!! I remember first hearing about it and being so excited to see it in print one day--AND NOW IT'LL COME TRUE!!

This is awesome. I can't wait to own it. :D
May. 13th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, and can I say I LOVE that it's New Adult fantasy? I'm seemingly one of the few people who thinks New Adult has a lot of potential, so I'm really excited to see a NA title coming from a publisher that's romantic fantasy! That is great.
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May. 13th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
So happy I get the privilege of reading more of your wonderful works! Congrats and can't wait!
May. 13th, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Yay!
Awww! thank you!
May. 13th, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
This is so exciting! I haven't seen anything yet featuring fantasy New Adult --- PUMPED. And glad to have two books a year from you! It's about time :)
May. 13th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats!
Hehehe, thank you! I certainly hope to see more NA fantasy coming out in the future! :)
Lisa 'Li-li' Harwood
May. 13th, 2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! CONGRATS!!! I can't wait to read the trilogy!! I already know its gonna be amazing =)

Thanks for the amazing giveaway
May. 13th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you!
May. 13th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
This is so exciting! I love your writing style and I can't wait to see how this one pans out. Congratulations!
May. 13th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Whoo!
<3 <3 THANK YOU!
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I'm Sarah J. Maas, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows (Book 4), will be out on September 1st, 2015). I'm also the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses, the first book in a new fantasy series--available now!

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