Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blog Tour: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

I am exceptionally proud to be part of the A Court of Thorns and Roses South African Blog Tour! (Thanks for organizing this, Tammy!)

My experience of Sarah J Mass is limited to the first book in her Throne of Glass series. Which it amazing, by the way! So good, in fact, that I am rereading it as I type. Ok, not literally!

ACOTAR,  as it is fondly known by fans, follows a Cinderella - like Feyre as she gets thrown into the secret world of the fae when she accidentally kills one of their kind with an arrow.

In a bargain made to keep her family provided for,  Feyre gets taken across the border as a prisoner of sorts of the enigmatic Tamlin. Here she discovers that there are secrets within secrets and this magical world and their people are not quite what the stories lead her to believe. 

Feyre is an awesome, strong lead character who is handy with a bow and quick to say what she feels. I love that there is this wave of Fantasy that features strong female leads who stand their ground.

While this novel clearly draws influences from a variety of fairy tales,  it is still very much its own unique story with memorable characters you will fall in love with. My personal favorite is Lucien. ;)

If you are looking for a great read this weekend, pick this one up. I also recommend if for those wanting to get into fantasy, as the plot progresses quickly and the world is introduced with subtlety. 

Check out the other local bloggers and their thoughts as we share the love for ACOTAR this week!

Big thanks to Jonathan Ball for providing us with the opportunity to host this event! 

About Sarah:

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.

Tour schedule:

Monday – 17th Aug

Tammy @ The Book Fairy’s Haven: Q & A with Sarah

Nerine @ This is my world: Review

Tuesday – 18 August

Hannah  @ Fully booked reviews: Top 10 list

Wednesday: 19 August

Monique @ Paranormalsphere:  Review of ACOTAR 

Thursday: 20th August

Kyra  @ Blog of a Bookaholic  - Review

Tammy  @ The Book Fairy’s Haven – Review

Friday: 21 August

Hannah @ Fully Booked reviews – Review

Giveaway post:  Win 3 copies of SJM - TBA


  1. <3 <3 your review. This book and tour has clearly taught me that I need to read the rest of Sarah's books ASAP.

  2. Another book blogger from SA :) :) This makes me happy! Also, loved the review and cannot wait to get a copy of this. I've been eyeing Throne of Glass for SO long and looks like I will get that too :)

    Nihaad - the little blog of STUFF