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Sarah J. Maas (born 5 March 1986) is an American fantasy author, best known for her debut series Throne of Glass, first published in 2012 by Bloomsbury and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, first published in 2015 also by Bloomsbury.[1][2]

Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J Maas

(1986-03-05) March 5, 1986 (age 33)
New York
Notable work

Early lifeEdit

Sarah J. Maas was born on March 5, 1986 in New York City, New York.[3][4]


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.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Maas is married and lives in Pennsylvania.[5] Her son, Taran, was born in June 2018.


Maas began writing what would become her debut novel, Throne of Glass, when she was sixteen years old.[5][6] After writing several chapters of the novel (then titled Queen of Glass), she posted them on, where it was one of the most popular stories on the site. It was later removed from the site when she decided to try to publish the novel.[6] The story line of the series is based on 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?"[6][7]

In 2008, Maas started sending the story to agents before finding one in 2009.[6] Throne of Glass was purchased in March 2010 by Bloomsbury, who later purchased two additional books in the series.[8] The series is available in 15 countries and 35 languages.[9][5] Several prequel novellas set two years before the first novel have also been published.[10] Maas is set to write seven books in the series.[9] The second book of the series, Crown of Midnight, was named a New York Times young adult best-seller.[3][11] In September 2015 it was announced that the Mark Gordon Company had acquired television rights for Throne of Glass.[12] The final book in the series, Kingdom of Ash, was released on October 23, 2018.[13]

A Court of Thorns and Roses, Maas' second series, is a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast.[14][15] The first book of the trilogy was written in 2009 but wasn't published until 2015. The series is on its way to becoming a movie.[16]

On May 16, 2018, Maas announced her third series overall and first adult fantasy series, Crescent City, the first book of which will be titled House of Earth and Blood and is set to be published by Bloomsbury on March 3rd, 2020.[17][18]


Throne of GlassEdit

  • Throne of Glass[5][10] (2012)
  • Crown of Midnight[5] (2013)
  • Heir of Fire[5] (2014)
  • Queen of Shadows[9] (2015)
  • Empire of Storms[19] (2016)
  • Tower of Dawn[20] (2017)
  • Kingdom of Ash[13] (2018)
  • The Assassin's Blade[5] (2014)
    • The Assassin and the Pirate Lord[21] (2012)
    • The Assassin and the Desert[10] (2012)
    • The Assassin and the Underworld[3] (2012)
    • The Assassin and the Empire[3] (2012)
    • The Assassin and the Healer[3] (2013)
  • Throne of Glass Coloring Book[22] (2016)
  • The World of Throne of Glass[23] (2019)

A Court of Thorns and RosesEdit

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses[14] (2015)
  • A Court of Mist and Fury[24] (2016)
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin[25] (2017)
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight[26] (2018, novella)
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses Coloring Book[27] (2017)

Crescent CityEdit

  • House of Earth and Blood[28] (2020)



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  2. ^ "Sarah J.Maas". Goodreads. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
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  6. ^ a b c d "Interview with Sarah J. Maas". Steph Browe. 11 October 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
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  8. ^ Sarah Maas (16 January 2012). "Big News Reveal". Goodreads. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "FAQ". Sarah J. Maas. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Interview with Sarah J. Maas". A Backwards Story. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Best Sellers – Young Adult". New York Times. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Sarah J. Maas' 'A Court Of Thorns And Roses' Is Coming to the Big Screen". Bustle. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Kingdom of Ash". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  14. ^ a b "Sarah J. Maas's 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' And 7 Other News Series You Need To Start ASAP". Bustle. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  15. ^ "A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – review". The Guardian. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Interview: Sarah J. Maas". USA Today. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  17. ^ "House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)". Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  18. ^ "Sarah J. Maas on Instagram: "So ridiculously excited to finally be able to announce this (link in bio for more details)!! I've been working on Crescent City for several…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  19. ^ "Empire of Storms". Sarahjmaas. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  20. ^ "Tower of Dawn". Sarahjmaas. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  21. ^ "The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas". Publishing Crawl. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Throne of Glass Coloring Book". Sarahjmaas. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  23. ^ "The World of Throne of Glass". Sarahjmaas. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  24. ^ "A Court of Mist and Fury". Sarahjmaas. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  25. ^ "A Court of Wings and Ruin". Sarahjmaas. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  26. ^ "A Court of Frost and Starlight | Sarah J. Maas". Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  27. ^ "A Court of Thorns and Roses Coloring Book". sarahjmaas. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  28. ^ "House of Earth and Blood(Crescent City #1)". Goodreads. April 4, 2019.
  29. ^ "The Starkillers Cycle". Twitter. December 1, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  30. ^ "Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, and Catwoman get the YA treatment". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  31. ^ "Twilight of the Gods". Twitter. February 5, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2019.

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