Sarah J Maas Queen of Shadows ( From Live Journal)

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Confession: I did NOT realize it’s been TWO MONTHS since I updated this blog. Ooooops.

BUT I spent all of December drafting the sequel to ACOTAR (writing 145k words in less than a month is NOT something I advise doing) and then working on edits for the fourth Throne of Glass book (WHICH NOW HAS A TITLE–which I will get to soon!), then I ran away to the beach for 2 weeks with my soul-twin, Susan Dennard (where we rekindled our obsessive love for all things Legolas by watching the extended editions of LOTR back to back).


Because of my shamefully long absence, I’ve got a little bit of housekeeping to do before we get to today’s EXCITING NEWS (basically an explanation of the title for TOG4).

Bloomsbury–aka my amazing publisher in the US, UK, Australia/NZ, and India–recently launched an absolutely gorgeous tumblr for all things Throne of Glass & A Court of Thorns and Roses! Head on over to check it out!

US ACOTARSpeaking of A Court of Thorns and Roses(the first book in my new (kinda steamy) fantasy series)… It will be out on May 5th in the US (May 7th in the UK)! You can preorder it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Books-A-Million, Kobo, and Book Depository!
Also, if you’re interested in a sneak peek of the first four chapters of ACOTAR, then download the FREE e-sampler viaAmazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo!

I’m not doing many events until May (details on ACOTAR events will arrive soon-ish), BUT here’s where you can find me this February (and where you can also order signed copies of my books):

February 9th, 2015, 7 PM:
Chester County Book Company

967 Paoli Pike
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380
Event info Here

I’m joining New York Times & internationally bestselling author (and all-around super-chill, clever, and AWESOME person), Samantha Shannon to kick off her US tour for The Mime Order! I absolutely LOOOOVED her debut,The Bone Season, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel! Samantha and I will be discussing all things writing/reading/random, and signing our books afterward!


February 28th, 2015, 11 AM-11 PM (tickets required–NOTE, all sales end February 1st):
ApollyCon (with Jennifer Armentrout, and many, MANY more amazing authors)

Embassy Suites Philadelphia Int Airport
Event info here

If you can’t attend ApollyCon but want a signed copy of one of my books, then you can order one here! Note, orders MUST be placed by February 1st!

Andddd onto the main event!

So, if you’re here, you’ve probably already seen the title reveal for the fourth TOG book. It’s always such a relief to finally be able to reveal the title, if only because I often come SO CLOSE to accidentally spoiling it on twitter/tumblr when talking about the book. BUT, now it’s out in the world, and I can finally, FINALLY call TOG 4 by its true name…


[Also, you can already pre-order Queen of Shadows on Amazon,Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, Books-A-Million, and Book Depository! Sweeeet.]

Honestly, I wish I had some super-cool or epic explanation for how we came up with the title, but… it came to me as I was drafting the novel & then just…stuck. Like, to the point where I couldn’t imagine calling it anything else. So Queen of Shadows it was!

It’s difficult to explain the full meaning of the title without spoiling the book, BUT let’s just say that it (naturally) applies Aelin (AKA the assassin formerly known as Celaena) as she at last returns to Rifthold (capital city of Adarlan) to confront her past & fight for her future. Vengeance, violence, attitude problems & big egos, hot dudes, pretty clothes… You know, the usual.

AND the title also applies several other characters in the book. Like Manon, who is now down in Morath, which is a preeetty shady (har har har) place. Annnnd mentioning any of the other lovely ladies who show up feels kinda spoiler-y, but if you follow my TOG Pinterest board, you probs have a good idea of who might show up in this book (old faces, new ones…more pretty clothes & mayhem).

Right now, I’m in the middle of doing line edits for the book, and already counting down the days/months until you guys can finally read it (it will be out on September 1st–worldwide)! I had such a blast writing this book (and miiiiight have cried 1000000 tears, but…I think that might be normal when working on this series), and it honestly might be my favorite yet, especially sinceso many of the moments in this book were ones I’ve been dying to write for YEARS!

Annnd just because, here’s a track from my Queen of Shadows playlist:

If I had to pick ONE SONG that encompasses the entire book, and is weirdly, creepily accurate in both lyrics and tone, it’d be “Take A Bow” by Muse.

Like, I could not have written a more fitting song to accompany this book (especially the final two minutes). It’s dark and sexy and brutal and wrathful and… pretty much encompasses the entirety of Queen of Shadows. And, yes, those are all words I’d use to describe Queen of Shadows, and is probably why I love this book so damn much.

Anyway! We’ll have more TOG & ACOTAR news over the next few months, so keep checking back!


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