Friday, 8 May 2015

Blog Tour: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas + Interview + Bookmarks + Wallpapers

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
Behind  432 Pages
Released: 1 May 2014
Genre: New Adult, Romance, High Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Australia
Buy Me: Angus and Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Book Depository  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ... 

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

Others by Sarah J. Maas:

Others by Sarah J. Maas:

Throne of Glass was Sarah J. Maas's first full-length novel to be published, though she already had a large online fan base, many of whom discovered this fantasy world in its first incarnation on, written when Sarah was just sixteen. Throne of Glass was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Teen Book of the Year and has sold in thirteen languages. Sarah lives in Southern California, USA.
Find Sarah:

1. Did you always know that you were going to write a Beauty and the Beast retelling, or was this story going to be a retelling of anything else?
When I got the idea for this book, I didn’t know it’d be a BatB retelling until I’d started daydreaming. Meaning, I didn’t sit down and say I was going to do a BatB retelling and make the book around it. Instead, the characters and world came to me—then I realized I could add in shades of BatB. And even better, I could add in glimmers of other fairytales, too. So, ACOTAR isn’t really a fully retelling of any of them, but rather an original fantasy novel with inspiration and nods to the legends.

2. Which of your books has been the hardest to write and why?
Heir of Fire. If only because it required to open up a vein and bleed all over the paper. Letting myself be that vulnerable, that raw, while writing it was completely rewarding, and I’m tremendously proud of that book, but it was also exhausting.

3. What do you think would happen if Celaena/Aelin and Feyre ever met?

I think they’d be wary of each other, and Feyre would probably find Celaena/Aelin’s swaggering to be a bit much at first, but… I think they’d respect each other, recognize each other as survivors. I think Celaena would love to see Feyre’s paintings, and Feyre would probably enjoy hearing Celaena play piano—and wield her fire magic. It’d be a slow-burning friendship between them.

4. What is your favourite scene/chapter in ACOTAR?

Feyre vs. the Middengard Wyrm. I wrote that scene in a frenzy of inspiration, and it remains pretty much untouched from its original draft (which is very, very rare for me, as most of what I draft gets revised/rewritten). But it somehow came out right in the first go—and is just…badass. (Not to brag.)

5. Do you know exactly how the series is going to play out from here? Are there specific things that you want to happen, or do you just let the story take you where it needs to go at the time?

Oh, yes. There are hints and clues peppered throughout ACOTAR about the direction the series is headed in, so I can’t wait to see if readers pick up on them! But yes—I have an ending in mind, and know a lot of the major events. But I also like seeing where a story takes me when I write it, so maybe it’ll surprise me when I actually draft the third book (the second one, I’m currently editing). We’ll see!

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