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Sarah J Maas Biography & Facts

Sarah Janet Maas (born March 5, 1986) is an American fantasy author known for her fantasy series Throne of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Crescent City. As of 2024, she has sold over 38 million copies of her books and her work has been translated into 38 languages. Early life and education Maas was adopted by a Catholic mother and Jewish father, and grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She was raised Jewish. In 2008, Maas graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton College in Clinton, Oneida County, New York, where she majored in creative writing and minored in religious studies. Career Maas began writing what would become her debut novel, Throne of Glass, when she was sixteen years old. After writing several chapters of the novel, then titled Queen of Glass, Maas posted them on, where it was one of the most popular stories on the site. It was later removed from the site when Maas decided to publish the novel. The story line of the series is based on the story of Cinderella, with the premise of "What if Cinderella was not a servant, but an assassin? And what if she didn't attend the ball to meet the prince, but to kill him, instead?" In 2008, Maas started sending the story to agents before signing with Tamar Rydzinski of The Laura Dial Literary Agency in 2009. Throne of Glass was purchased in March 2010 by Bloomsbury, who later purchased two additional books in the series. The series is available in 15 countries and 35 languages. While four prequel novellas set two years before the first novel were also published, these were later condensed into one book, The Assassin's Blade plus an original novella. The second book of the series, Crown of Midnight was a New York Times young adult best-seller. The final book in the series, Kingdom of Ash, was released on October 23, 2018; the finished series comprised seven books plus the novella collection. A Court of Thorns and Roses, Maas' second fantasy series, is a loose retelling of the traditional Beauty and the Beast. The first book of the trilogy was written in 2009, but was not published until 2015. Due to the success and popularity of the original series, it was extended and a spin-off series was announced which would feature stories of other popular characters. The fifth book in the series and the first of the spin-offs, A Court of Silver Flames, was published on February 16, 2021. On May 16, 2018, Maas announced her first adult fantasy series, Crescent City. The first book, titled House of Earth and Blood, was released by Bloomsbury on March 3, 2020. It was ranked one of the top twenty Science Fiction & Fantasy books of 2020 on Kobo. The sequel, House of Sky and Breath, was released on February 15, 2022 and won the Best Fantasy award for Goodreads Choice Awards in 2022. The third installation of the series, House of Flame and Shadow, was released on January 30th 2024. The A Court of Thorns and Roses series was announced to be adapted into a television series for Hulu in 2021. In an interview with The New York Times, Maas confirmed that she was developing the project with the writers and the showrunner as executive producer. In May 2023, The Verge reported that the cover of the UK edition of House of Earth and Blood uses an AI-generated image. Maas's books are highly acclaimed and she has even been called "the next J. K. Rowling" by The Independent. Writing style and influences In an interview with Writers & Artists, Maas told them that movie scores and classical music are her inspiration as a writer. She continued on to say that Sabriel written by Garth Nix and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley began her love for reading fantasy and writing it. She has cited Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sailor Moon as influences. Her character development has been lauded as one of her best qualities for storytelling, with morally grey characters and strong world building. Maas has mentioned that, "The sense of discovery is why I love writing so much. It's a total thrill for me." Her books are known for heavy romantic themes, and Maas herself has said that her fantasy series A Court of Thorns and Roses "does skew older", sitting somewhere between young adult and adult genres. Personal life Maas married her husband Josh Wasserman in May 2010. As of 2012, they reside in Los Angeles. They have two children, a son named Taran (born 2018) and a daughter named Sloane (born 2022). Bibliography The Assassin's Blade Main The Assassin's Blade (2014) The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (2012) The Assassin and the Desert (2012) The Assassin and the Underworld (2012) The Assassin and the Empire (2012) The Assassin and the Healer (2013) Throne of Glass Main Throne of Glass (2012) Crown of Midnight (2013) Heir of Fire (2014) Queen of Shadows (2015) Empire of Storms (2016) Tower of Dawn (2017) Kingdom of Ash (2018) Companion Throne of Glass Coloring Book (2016) The World of Throne of Glass (2019) A Court of Thorns and Roses Main A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015) A Court of Mist and Fury (2016) A Court of Wings and Ruin (2017) A Court of Silver Flames (2021) Novella A Court of Frost and Starlight (2018) Companion A Court of Thorns and Roses Coloring Book (2017) Crescent City Main House of Earth and Blood (2020) House of Sky and Breath (2022) House of Flame and Shadow (2024) Others Catwoman: Soulstealer (2018) Adaptations In March 2020, it was announced that Maas and Ron Moore will work together on adapting A Court of Thorns and Roses into a Hulu television series. The project will be produced by 20th Television. The release date is yet to be set. Awards and nominations Maas has received the following awards and nominations: Accolades References External links Official website . Discover the Sarah J Maas popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Sarah J Maas books.

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  • The Cursed Queen synopsis, comments

    The Cursed Queen

    Sarah Fine

    Blood and victory. There is no other way. The “fresh and fascinating magical world” (School Library Journal) of The Impostor Queen expands in this companion novel that answers the ...

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    The Nightmare in Him

    Suzanne Wright

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    Suzanne Wright

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    The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

    Tamora Pierce

    Newly knighted, Alanna of Trebond seeks adventure in the vast desert at the edge of Tortall in this third book in Tamora Pierce’s Margaret A. Edwards Award–winning young adult seri...

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    The Mask Falling

    Samantha Shannon

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    Summary of A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

    Justin Reese

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    A Touch of Darkness

    Scarlett St. Clair & Silvia Gleißner

    Für sein Reich würde er alles tun. Doch für Persephone ist er sogar bereit, die Unterwelt aufzugebenPersephone ist die Göttin des Frühlings, doch ihre Magie hat sich bis heute nich...

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    The True Queen

    Sarah Fine

    Using fire and ice magic, Elli and Ansa must bring their people together to fight a common enemy in this epic conclusion to the Impostor Queen trilogy, which is a perfect fit for “...

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    Den Patrick

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    J.R. Ward

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    Mirrored Heavens

    Rebecca Roanhorse

    The interwoven destinies of the people of Meridian will finally be determined in this stunning conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse’s Between Earth and...

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    The Dark In You Book 10

    Suzanne Wright

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    Reveal Me

    Tahereh Mafi

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    Den Patrick

    From celebrated fantasy author Den Patrick comes Witchsign, the first novel in a fresh and exciting new fantasy trilogy.It has been seventyfive years since the dragons’ rule of fir...

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    Creatures of the Night

    Grace Collins

    Night is coming, and so are they.Milena’s twentieth birthday, the day she would join the ranks of her village’s hunters, should have been the most exciting day of her life. Being a...

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    Broken Web

    Lori M. Lee

    The sequel to the hotlyanticipated Forest of Souls, an immersive fantasy, blending westernstyle tropes with Hmong cultural influences. Perfect for fans of Susan Dennard and Sarah J...

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    Chaos Born

    Rebekah Turner

    A fresh and exciting debut novel introducing the Chronicles of the Applecross.Lora Blackgoat, smuggler and mercenary, has been laying low after a job gone bad made her a laughing s...

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    A Touch of Ruin

    Scarlett St. Clair & Silvia Gleißner

    Für sie würde er die Welt in Schutt und Asche legen. Die der Menschen und seine eigeneAls Persephones Beziehung mit Hades an die Öffentlichkeit gelangt, ist nichts mehr, wie es war...

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    Sorcery of Thorns

    Margaret Rogerson

    A New York Times bestseller!“A bewitching gem...I absolutely loved every moment of this story.” Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series “If you...

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    The Viper

    J.R. Ward

    A heartwrenching tale of love and betrayal in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.Framed for the grisly murder of his shellan, K...

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    Margaret Rogerson

    »Wir mögen ewig leben, aber Ihr blüht heller und Eure Stacheln hinterlassen blutige Spuren.«Die 17jährige Isobel ist eine begabte Porträtmalerin mit einer gefährlichen Klientel: da...

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    Dark Breaks the Dawn

    Sara B. Larson

    A warrior princess must defend her throne is this haunting and romantic YA duology packed with action and romance from critically acclaimed author of the Defy trilogy, Sara B. Lars...

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    Jessica Shirvington

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    Den Patrick

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    Tracy Deonn

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    Sarah J. Maas Starter Bundle

    Sarah J. Maas

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    In the Hand of the Goddess

    Tamora Pierce

    Alanna must protect her best friend, the prince, from an evil sorcerer in this second book in Tamora Pierce’s Margaret A. Edwards Award–winning young adult seriesnow with a new loo...

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    The Eve Illusion

    Giovanna Fletcher & Tom Fletcher


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    Lauren Roberts

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    Jessica Shirvington

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    The Wolf

    J.R. Ward

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    A Curse of Ash and Embers

    Jo Spurrier

    A dead witch. A bitter curse. A battle of magic.Some people knit socks by the fire at night. Gyssha Blackbone made monsters.But the old witch is dead now, and somehow it's Elodie's...

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    Lauren Roberts

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    Lioness Rampant

    Tamora Pierce

    Now a knight errant, Alanna goes on a quest for a legendary jewel in this fourth and final book in Tamora Pierce’s Margaret A. Edwards Award–winning young adult seriesnow with a ne...

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    Fevered Star

    Rebecca Roanhorse

    USA TODAY BestsellerReturn to The Meridian with New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse’s sequel to the most critically hailed epic fantasy of 2020 Black Sunfinalist fo...

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    Bird and Sword

    Amy Harmon & Corinna Wieja

    Ein Mädchen ohne Stimme. Ein König in Ketten. Ein Fluch, der sie vereint. Mit fünf Jahren musste Lark mit ansehen, wie ihre Mutter vor ihren Augen hingerichtet wurde. Mit dem letzt...

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    Lover Arisen

    J.R. Ward

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    The Red Scrolls of Magic

    Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

    A #1 New York Times bestseller!“A riproaring adventure merged with satisfying romance.” Entertainment Weekly “[A] swashbuckling launch to the Eldest Curses series.” Publishers Week...

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    Tamora Pierce

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    Mysteries of Thorn Manor

    Margaret Rogerson

    In this delightful sequel novella to the New York Times bestselling Sorcery of Thorns, Elisabeth, Nathaniel, and Silas must unravel the magical trap keeping them inside Thorn Manor...

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    The North Wind

    Alexandria Warwick

    Inspired by Beauty and the Beast and the myth of Hades and Persephone, this lush and enchanting enemiestolovers fantasy romance is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Ar...

  • Ash Princess synopsis, comments

    Ash Princess

    Laura Sebastian

    The first book in the New York Times bestselling series "made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir" (Bustle), Ash Princess is an epic new fantasy about a throne cruelly sto...