- Rhys’s last name is Hotpants (then she
retracted and said his name might be revealed in future novels).
- She doesn’t think Aelin and Rhys would
fight if they met, they have to much in common. If they met Aelin would be like
“I’m too distracted by how attractive you are.” If they got into a verbal fight
Aelin would win. Her mean streak runs deeper than Rhys’s. Then she’d feel
guilty because “he’s too pretty to cry.”
- If Amren and Manon were tapped in an
elevator they’d have a stare off until they both got too hungry to continue.
Manon would tear off the elevator’s ceiling panels with her claws and Amren
would climb the wires. Then they’d go get a cup of blood together.
- Sarah likes to write “not nice” female
characters like Amren and Nesta because she doesn’t think she was always the
nicest person in high school. She also believes that no one is ever completely
sweet and kind all the time, we’re all a mix of good and bad (except her
sister-in-law who is apparently the nicest person in the world).
- She wrote 20 000 words of Tower of Dawn her first day sitting down
to write it.
of Dawn will be told from the perspectives of
Chaol, Nesryn and Yrene.
- If her characters order Starbucks Amren
would be super strong expresso, Rhys would get a latte with pretty foam art and
Feyre wouldn’t drink coffee but she’d get English breakfast tea.
- If she could bring her characters anywhere
in our world she would bring Feyre to the Louvre. She would just watch Feyre
look at the art for hours. She would bring Aelin to the Metropolitan Opera House,
which is her favorite place in the world.
- Page 666 of ACOWAR was completely
coincidental. When she was reading the version with numbered pages for the
first time she burst out laughing when she saw what happened on that page.
- She refused to answer who has the longest
wingspan but says she might throw it in at the end of the very last novel.
Until then we can choose for ourselves who has the longest ‘wingspan’ and the
best ‘flying skills’.
- It upsets her that people feel like they
need to apologize for reading fantasy or romance novels. She gained most of her
knowledge of healthy romantic and sexual relationships from those kinds of
- She still has her copy of Pride and Prejudice from ninth grade
where she drew hearts and wrote Sarah Darcy in gel pen.
of Glass wasn’t a huge success right away. If Crown of Midnight hadn’t sold well she
only would have gotten three books.
went off on a really long but super sweet tangent about how much she loves her
husband. She says that despite common fandom belief he is not the inspiration
for Rhys (their only similarities are that they have dark hair and are tall)
but their relationship did inspire the tone of Feysand’s relationship, especially
the importance placed on equality and partnership. Josh was smiling like crazy
the entire time to the point where Sarah had to stop because she kept laughing
at his “goofy grin.”
- The very first scene of ACOTAR was inspired
by the first song of the Princess Mononoke
soundtrack while the last scene of ACOWAR was inspired by the last song on
the soundtrack. This was a coincidence.
- Her dog sleeps in Sarah’s office while she writes. She goes there after her walk every morning like she’s going to work.
- She gets inspiration for her female
characters through music. She gets inspiration for her male characters by
trying to figure our how to get their shirts off in a rainstorm.
The next time someone ask me why I prefer Rowan over Chaol I’ll just refer to the first time they saw Aelin’s scars. I mean Chaol just looked down at her and actually asked what she did to deserve those, like there was nothing wrong with that. While Rowan (even being the asshole he was back then) recognized
that a girl that young shouldn’t go through that kind of stuff and was genuinely disturbed .
I know there are a lot of other reasons but this one… it’s just stuck in my head
Surprise papercraft! The Caraval papercraft was put on hold while I waited for specialty paper to be delivered. In the meantime, I used this week to work on this Throne of Glass / Heir of Fire papercraft! One of four I have planned for the lead up to Kingdom of Ash release! :)
I loved this scene so much! Even though we didn’t know at first read this was the moment Aelin and Rowan met - we find out later that Aelin made a hilarious first impression!
Inspirational references: Assassin’s Creed concept art, Japanese woodblock art