because sarah just finished the book

Night Triumphant - and the Stars Eternal. If he was the sweet, terrifying darkness, I was the glittering light that only his shadows could make clear.

Finally finished this piece! I hope yall like it :) I just had to paint Toni as Rhys one more time because like - come on. You know why. 

Prints sold here!

Sarah J Maas Transcript (1/3)

Finished this last night and posting it before I go to a fair!

This is a transcript for the parts I recorder of the Manchester Sarah J Maas event. The video just isn’t working with me, so here. The visuals weren’t good anyways xD. I didn’t record from the start, heads-up. Also, I wouldn’t super-analyse every word she says because, again, she was talking on stage and that won’t translate smoothly to a write up. There were a lot of ‘uh’s and ‘like’s that I cut out and a lot more laughing.

UPDATE: Next one has been posted!

SJM: I’ve said before, so I can say it now: the wall scene… is in this book [laughs as audience screams]. I had a lot of fun writing writng that – um, if you don’t know what I’m talking about –

Charlie Bowater: Where have you been?

SJM: (laughs) I hope for the parents that have no idea what I’m talking about… you don’t wanna know. [audience laughter]. A Court of Frost and Starlight – ACOFAS, or ACOfaus as you Brits would say – that’s coming out in May.

Talking about the planning of things – with these novellas, I always wanted them to be something you had to read before the last Throne of Glass book. So I knew some big, big things that would go on in this, but then when I wrote it there were actually some surprises – and again, no spoilers – that I didn’t see coming, and they were actually things that I had planted the seeds for earlier in the books. Then I got to this moment and I had this idea and I literally looked back – combed through the books – and I was like, holy. Effing. Shit.

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elidexlorcan  asked:

The cover of the colouring book is beautiful by the way! You deserve this! I was just wondering, Sarah said that there are drawings in the book that are from all three books in the series, and because you designed some of the art for it, does that mean you've read ACOWAR?


I have read a number of scenes and I’ve gotten a few spoilers, but no, I haven’t read ‘the book’ in it’s entire finished glory. I’ve drawn a few scenes that required reading a couple of sections but thankfully they’re quite out of context when you haven’t read the book. And so the book has remained fairly, mostly, unspoiled… and I’m sure it still has plenty more surprises for me.


modern au reading headcanons


-doesn’t really read actual novels that often but he’ll read poetry books for drawing inspiration

-bought milk & honey for that Art Hoe aesthetic

-will draw in the pages of books

-it pisses davey off so much

- “jack. jack. you’re ruining the book. jack. i’m never letting you borrow any of my books again”

-really into vintage books too


- always !!! reading !!

- doesn’t really have a favorite genre she’ll read anything and everything except dystopian ya novels with love triangles

-seriously she hates love triangles

-if a book has a love triangle she’s throwing it out

- Respects the Books but isn’t afraid to throw it at a wall if it’s making her mad

- if it’s a nonfiction book she’ll highlight information that she’ll probably need later


- dont draw in this boys books

- mostly reads nonfiction but has a lil book club thing with kath where they recommend/lend each other books

-he doesn’t lend kath nonfiction bc she’ll highlight stuff 

- really love history books

-never re reads books so once he fileld 3 bookshelves esther made him stop buying books and start checking them out from the library instead

-he reads like three 500+ page books a week


- re reads the same 10-15 books every year

- their genres vary like a few are ya a few are thrillers etc

- loves re reading books but if they ever come out with movies for those books she won’t go see them

- “c’mon sarah it’s just a movie” “les it’ll ruin the story for me. if you really wanna know the story without reading it i have it memorized. Chapter one-” “SARAH NO”



- while reading tfios he bought a pack of cigs to Not Smoke bc he wanted to be poetic

- after he finished tfios and looking for alaska spot had to hold him for like six hours because he would not. stop crying

- Giant Sap who’s also into poetry

- he and jack trade poetry books sometimes

- dragged spot to see tfios and had to hold spot while he cried for an hour 


- fantasy ?? yes

- he loves series like hp and pjo

- he re reads them once a year and pulls an all nighter to finish the series

- gets Way too into the book he’s reading and will tune out everything else

-seriously he’s literally comatose while he’s reading unless you touch him and thats startles the shit out of him


- you think he wouldn’t read but

- he reads like 5 crime thrillers a month

- really good at predicting the endings/killers too

-a Huge agatha christie fan

- people think he knows so much about crime bc he grew up in the foster system / on the streets bc of his  “tough guy” facade but really he is a Giant Nerd

- pretends not to like the occasional romance but it has to be a Good Romance

- collects old books. he has so many. his oldest is from 1868

So I just finished reading the third book, and I honestly didn’t remember just how often the Heap kids disappear? Be it to live in the woods, to study Darke Magyk, to search for a brother lost a hundred years ago, to get lost a hundred years ago, or because one of the kids kidnaps another…

Someone give Sarah Heap some tea and a blanket. Her kids are going to land her in an early grave.






curiousitykilledthecas  asked:

I just finished binge reading all of Sarah J Mass' books and I don't know what to do with my life anymore. Suggestions?

Spend the next eight months burying yourself in the Maas tumblr fandom until TOG7 comes out while ignoring the crippling anxiety of what will happen to Aelin and all the rest of your favorite characters and ships and creating dramatic best possible scenarios for them that cannot possibly all fit into one singular final book until your falling apart at the seams with dread and impatience and you can hardly breathe because your so obsessed with these fictional characters….. oh wait that’s what I’m doing lol

honestly, tog and acotar gave me the worst book hangover, but I was able to read and really enjoy all of Leigh Bardugo’s stuff (the Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows duology) and I highly recommend them. 

May 2017 Book Wrap Up! 

This month I read 10 physical books, which is great because it means that I have opened up space somewhere in my personal library. This was a pretty good month, give or take a few so-so books.

Keep in mind that this is a long text post and this is SPOILER-FREE (though any links I post to reviews I’ve done may not be Spoiler-Free.)

Which books did you read this month?

A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I was lucky enough to meet Maas in Toronto a week or so ago and in order to be prepared for the signing, I read the ACOTAR series (though I didn’t finish ACOWAR for a few days after the event). 

Honestly, ACOTAR was OKAY. I had some issues with the editing, the writing cliches, and the main character, Feyre. She got better as the series progressed, but I found her to be really annoying in this first installment. I want to note that this series is VERY different from her Throne of Glass series, btw. Also, hello sex scenes. 

I gave this book 3/5 Stars. You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads here.

A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas

The second installment in the series is A LOT better than the first book (and not just because of the naughty bits). The writing felt better, Feyre was less frustrating, and the love interest was more intriguing. If you’re reading ACOTAR, or if you’ve already read it and don’t know if you should continue with this series, this second book makes up for the meh-ness of the first book.

I gave this book 5/5 Stars. You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads here.

A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

This is the first time I’ve fully finished a series by Maas. So, I’m just gonna quickly pat myself on the back. While this one was a good read, the second book is still my favourite. 

There’s enough closure in this book that you’re left satisfied, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions and events that are kind of glossed over. Not going to lie, despite the comfortable sense of closure, there was a lot of rushing at the end. I wouldn’t have minded a few side stories regarding some of the characters, but again, I must remember that this is only the end of one part of the series. 

I gave this book 4/5 Stars. You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads here.

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The sound of my friends cheering because I finally read this book is still ringing in my ears. This conclusion to the quartet is written just as beautifully as the rest of Stiefvater’s series. The characters grow even more and everything comes to a heartbreaking circle. Though it took me a while to read this series, I do recommend it. It’s a good kind of dense writing, forcing you to savour the words and the stories behind them.

Make way for the Raven King. 

I gave this book 5/5 Stars. You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads here

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh 

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review.

While everyone else loved Ahdieh’s first novel, I found it slightly problematic because of one of the potential love interests. He ruined the story for me and so when I learned about this book, I was super wary. But I took a chance and I HAVE ZERO REGRETS. This book was fantastic. 

If you’re going in expecting a recap of the Mulan film by Disney, you won’t be getting that. Instead, you’ll be getting an equally badass story about a girl in Japan who has to dress as a boy in order to survive. This is full of action, adventure, mystery, twists, romance, and badassery. 

I gave this book 5/5 Stars. You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads here.

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review

Sarah Dessen will always be an auto-buy for me. Most of her books (let’s not talk about the two books that disappointed me the most) have been fantastic reads and she doesn’t disappoint with this one. While it’s not as good as Saint Anything, I still really, really enjoyed Once and for All

The protagonist was imperfect and emotionally scarred, so that wasn’t too surprising–it was the love interest that gripped my attention. He was so well-rounded and entertaining that I wouldn’t mind reading a book from his perspective. Him alone made the story fly by. I’d like to say that this was a combination of The Truth About Forever and Keeping the Moon

I gave this book 5/5 Stars. You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads here.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo 

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review.

I had a lot of expectations going into Goo’s book and I know, this is always a mistake. While I did enjoy this book for the most part, I had some issues with the protagonist’s very problematic behaviour. 

You can read my review on Goodreads here

I gave this book 3/5 Stars. You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads here.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review.

Menon’s book is another book I went into with expectations, except I was really disappointed, especially with all of the amazing reviews going around. 

I wrote my review on Goodreads here and keep in mind that a chunk of it is me ranting. 

I gave this book 2/5 Stars. You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads here.

Lucky in Love by Kasie West

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review.

I love Kasie West, but this wasn’t her strongest book. Just going to throw that out there. Despite this, however, there were a lot of fun things about her latest novel. It just felt rushed and a lot younger than other books she’s written, so perhaps that’s why I had a harder time understanding the main character and her naïveté. 

I wrote a Pro & Con list on Goodreads, which you can check out here

I gave this book 3/5 Stars. You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads here.

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve never read a Crowley book before and I’m starting to think I should remedy that. Words in Deep Blue was a beautiful book, made all the more so by the relationships the characters have and the complex hold that the past has on us. Grief, romance, family, and second chances–this book has it all. Plus, it’s set in Australia, which made my wanderlust hungry self crave a future trip. 

Also, can I just mention that this also felt like a love story about books and reading? Because it did, and if you’re a lover of the written word, you might appreciate how Crowley writes about her characters’ love of reading. 

I gave this book 5/5 Stars. You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads here.

What books did you read this month? Let me know if you reblog this post or just by commenting on the post! I hope you all had a good reading month! I think it really helped that the weather was beautiful for the last week of the month :-)

Also, if you’d like, friend me on Goodreads here

Happy reading and good luck with your June reading!

So I finished A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas this past weekend aaaand… I like Helion! And I usually don’t draw fanart from books/movies and I haven’t even TRIED drawing Rhysand for real (Which is hands down my absolute favorite character tightly followed by Cassian) and then there is Helion… And I just had to try, because… FUCKING HELION!

The Third Trial/Feyre Dies (Rhys POV)

All dialogue and ideas behind the scenes belong 100% to Sarah J. Maas. I take zero credit for them.

Chapters 43-45 of ACOTAR where Feyre completes her third trial, solves the riddle, dies, and is resurrected by the seven High Lords, all from the POV of a miserable Rhysand. I warn you, it’s long and a chaotic mess because it’s late at night and my feels after finishing rereading the bloody book were a hot mess, i just couldn’t wait until a time when I’d be more sane to write it. So… here ya go, haha.

My Mate

Watching Feyre enter the throne room for her final trial was… a challenge. As with the last trial, I had no idea what Amarantha had in store for her, only that it would be cruel and sneaky and very likely a trick. I still believed Feyre could do it, could beat her, but Amarantha would not go quietly nor without damage and that was what scared me. We would leave this room together today, but at what cost?

And then, there she stood, my Feyre, before our evil queen, chin held high and boldness in her stance. At long last, the end was here.

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addictedtojin  asked:

i just finished ACOWAR a couple of days ago and i'm now in a book slump... REC ME BOOKS PLS & THANK YOU

Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands #1) by Sarah Fine

YA/Urban Fantasy. This book had action, intrigue, shock value, sexual tension, and strong characters—all brought to us in one power-packed punch. I give it 4.5 stars and a solid 5 for romance because it was subtly yet strong, but it didn’t drive the plot.

Warning: This book covers the subjects of suicide and rape.

“My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple.”

A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance—hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone—she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.

As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn’t—the dark city isn’t the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate.

The two main characters (there’s also a whole bunch of side characters so I won’t mention them)

Lela—strong kick-ass female, who is so loyal to be people she loves.

I wanted Malachi to see me as whole. Not broken. Not used.

Malachi: “You amaze me.”
Lela: “You admire my capacity to injure myself or to take a beating and keep going?”

Malachi—horrible name - hot man. Powerful, protective, ethical, male guardian-type. 

Malachi had, hands down, the most impressive male physique I’d ever seen up close. I couldn’t stop staring. I guess running around a giant city and hunting venomous animal people probably resulted in some pretty great definition.

Lela: “The great Malachi is capable of panic?”
Malachi: His jaw scraped against my skin as he whispered in my ear. “Where you are concerned, it appears I am capable of just about anything.”

My favourite quotes (In random order)

“A faint rattling pulled me from sleep, which was a relief because I’d been caught in yet another nightmare. After what Rick, my now-former foster father, had done to me, one would think he’d be the one haunting my dreams. And he had something to do with it—he’d revived me the night I tried to kill myself. In the moments before he had, I was certain I’d been standing at the gates of hell, about to be sucked in. Unfortunately, when Rick revived me, I’d brought a piece of hell back with me. That was what I dreamed about. Every night. A dark, walled city. Wandering, lost, trapped. A voice whispering to me, You’re perfect. Come back.

“Figures. The first time a guy tells me I’m beautiful, I’m in hell and he’s delirious.” 

“Your friend is convinced she is unlovable, unreachable. Depression can do that to a person. She thinks no one can understand her. She ignores all evidence to the contrary, and it has led her to make some very tragic decisions.” 

Malachi: “…Were you in the military?“
Lela: “Are you kidding me? I was in high school.”
“High school,” he said quietly. “You’re American. And a civilian?”
“Uh, yes. An American civilian.”
“Lovely. A straight answer. Keep it up. Did somebody train you?”
“No, nobody trained me. Unless you count the Rhode Island child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Why?”
Malachi held up his hand and ticked off the reasons with his fingers. “You stole a Guard’s weapon. If I’m not mistaken, it belonged to a Gate Guard. Which means you managed to do it on your way into the city. You escaped Amid even after he had you in hand. You slashed his leg in just the right place, preventing him from chasing you. Under extreme duress, injured and cornered, you threw a knife and hit a target-”
“It’s not like I hit something vital.” 

“Some people can’t keep fighting. Some people want to escape. Some people are not ready—are not able—to find a way to deal with what’s in front of them. Sometimes there’s no one to help them. Sometimes they don’t know how to ask for help. Sometimes it feels like there’s no choice but to end it. No other way out. And sometimes it’s impossible to see past that.” 

“Malachi sighed as he gazed at me. Even from that distance, the heat of his expression blew several circuits in my mind. “Because of the way she looked at me. She should have looked at me with fear. I did some pretty scary things. Most people would agree I am a scary person.”

I stared at him, amazed as he echoed my own words so flawlessly.

“But that’s not how she looked at me. She looked at me as if she saw something else inside me—something wonderful, something worth knowing—and she was the only person who could make it come out. She taught me things. She gave me things. Amazing things. A vision of myself—different from what I had been, better, but still me. I don’t think she really recognized how she was bringing me to life. It came so naturally to her.”

“I don’t know if I did the same for her,” he said quietly. “Since we’re here right now, my guess would be that I didn’t. But it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t change how I feel. I love her, and I would do anything for her.” 

(Side note: I also have this massive fantasy romance recs thread that has some amazing book recs by everyone in this fandom! It’s well worth a browse!! And all this info is from Goodreads)

anonymous asked:

Same anon who asked about preferred reading. Would you recommend another traditional witch with a reading list? I found some online but your preference of what is worth looking at would be great.

I believe @constantly-disheveled and @spiritscraft both have reading lists recommended for trad craft that have some pretty grand books in them. 

Off of tumblr, Sarah Lawless also has a great many reading lists. 

I know that I’m just not remembering all of the other witches with good reading lists, but if you compare them all, you’ll see the same few books. Those are an excellent foundation for trad craft. After that, you can decide where your area of interest lies most and look into it from there. 
Because I am forgetting the others, if anyone wants to drop their suggestions for trad craft books into the replies, they’re more than welcome.

I hesitate to finish the reading list I’m making. I know that people trust my opinion, but I want for them to think for themselves. I want them to carve meaning from the words, to find their path in the woods and not the one that I’ve made. I want them to read the books and come to their own conclusions. This is essential when constructing a lasting path in witchcraft. 

anonymous asked:

what are your favorite fictional mythology books? (like tsoa) i cant find many lol

honestly there are very few fiction mythology books that are quality and i don’t know if you just mean Greek mythology specifically but here goes:

  • It’s not done yet and certainly hasn’t been edited, but I’ve been working on my own retelling of Hades and Persephone, called The Queen Below, that’s wlw. You can read it on Wattpad for free! Check it out.
  • Receiver of Many/Destroyer of Light by @kata-chthonia which is an erotica retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth (disclaimer: it’s very adult, but she did a lot of research into the myth and into just… everything. I thought it was quite good. My friend and I talk about it and we’re excited to read future books!)
  • Deathless by Catherynne M Valente is a retelling of the Russian folktale called “The Death of Koschei the Deathless” and so it’s Russian/Slavic mythology. It’s about a girl who grows up in Russian during the revolution seeing magic and becomes the bride of an immortal king and how magic/war/death changes her. It’s currently my favorite book.
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik is slightly reminiscent of Deathless, because it’s fantasy and has a lot of roots based in Slavic folklore/culture. It’s not exactly a mythology book because it’s original content but it’s like a fairytale basically. It’s about magic and an evil forest and was a little boring in the middle but I thought it was pretty good.
  • Abandon/Underworld/Awaken by Meg Cabot is sort of a retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth? I mean it’s certainly influenced by it and it quite alike, but it’s not actually about Hades and Persephone. It’s modern, about a girl who has a near death experience in her youth and escapes the clutches of death, but meets this dude in the place she goes that ends up following her back to life and sort of protects her and basically he’s Hades and she’s Persephone. It’s YA. I haven’t read it in awhile so I don’t know how quality it is, if you know what I mean.
  • The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer is a retelling of Hades and Persephone, with Hades being a woman. I didn’t think it was very good honestly (basically like a poorly researched fanfic) but a lot of people seem to like it so I usually just recommend it because I’m typically incredibly critical of books. (@drownedpoet called me out on that in the group chat once) I’m pretty sure there’s a free PDF of it floating around on the internet. (this was what inspired me to write my own version)
  • The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter is YA and it’s a series and I never finished it but I read it when I was like 13 and thought it was good then. Another sort of retelling of Hades and Persephone. It’s modern. It’s different. Again, can’t really say if it’s quality or not because it’s been so long.
  • Sunblind by @ibuzoo / @rmeisel is a poetry book that’s a modern retelling of Apollo and Icarus. I haven’t read it myself but Ramona is an amazing writer and everyone seems to love it. She posts excerpts every now and then. I believe she’s writing a sequel to it as well!

ok honestly i’m drawing a blank now so yeah. that’s all i’ve got. tsoa is usually included in this list but you’ve already read it. it’s 4:20 am.everything is Hades and Persephone basically.

anonymous asked:

Heyyy I’m in the mood to cry, could you recommend super emotional lgbt+ books to this dark soul?

Ooooh, a great question, and a fair mood to be in!

Hmmm. Malinda Lo is someone whose books I will always rec: HUNTRESS and ASH are both hella emotional, and A LINE IN THE DARK is her newest, which I just finished. It was a trip

AMERICA (Chavez) is a comic (Gabby Rivera is the best), and it is so gorgeous that I weep (sometimes with sadness, sometimes with just sheer amazement at its existence) with every single new issue.

FINGERSMITH by Sarah Waters (lesbian Oliver Twist, anyone??) is also very cry-worthy and so, so, so lesbian.

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE made me cry pretty hard: Benjamin Alire Sáenz is really good at doing that. I haven’t read his newest book yet, but tbh, I’ve been avoiding it because I know I’ll weep. That said, it might be exactly what you’re looking for right now!

I’m honestly drawing a blank on others at the moment, but hopefully more folks can add on! 

Happy (or… teary, as it were!) reading, my dear!!


pop culture tag!

(i was tagged by @daryldixonaf)  

rules: tag nine people with excellent taste

color(s) i’m currently wearing: blue & gray

last band t-shirt i bought: uhhhhhhhh twenty one pilots maybe? i really don’t buy band t shirts i mean do i look like i’m made of money

last band i saw live: pvris

last song i listened to: separate by pvris

lipstick or chapstick: lipstick, dark red

last movie i watched: jumanji lol

last 3 TV shows i watched: american vandal, cable girls, the office. turns out i actually hate the office lmao

last 3 characters i identified with: sarah manning, sarah manning, also sarah fuckin manning

books i’m currently reading: i just finished Ready Player One because somebody recommended i read it and it was….. fine i guess

i’m tagging: @soldatka @eyrror @baisemoicosima @efflorescentoblivion @colorlessgreenideassleepfiercely @girl-shipper and uhhhh whoever else wants to do it tbh i am always down to learn more things about u all

anonymous asked:

I think people forget that Sarah has been planning this story since she was about 16... y’all ToG7 has been finished for a long time now

When she said she’s been planning it, I’m sure she meant developing the world and the characters and the magic system and not outlining 7 books because that just doesn’t happen especially since stuff changes so much along the way. TOD was basically a last minute change and I highly doubt she’s planned that story. She pretty much said that one changed into something else as she wrote it and that’s fine, that happens a lot to writers. But I’m sure she hasn’t had the last book planned for years now beyond just a vague idea of how it’ll all end.

There are a lot of kinks to work out and a lot of plot points to tie together and that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes the author wants to write a specific plotline and the editor tells them they should focus on a different thing that the audience would like more in the limited page space the book has etc. It’s not as simple as ‘I have this story in my head and I’m going to write it and then it’ll be published and that’s it’. So even if she has been developing this story for a while, I still have my concerns regarding TOG7