I am sure this comes as no surprise but I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses. I have fallen in love with yet another beautiful world created by Sarah. Throne of Glass is one of my all time favorite series but ACOTAR is giving it a run for its money. I am SO excited to have Sarah on the blog today to have a bit of fun with “Would You Rather Questions”.
- Which faerie tale would you rather live out: Cinderella or Beauty & the Beast?
That’s actually a tough call! I think Cinderella is such an underestimated heroine—people call her a doormat, but…I think it takes tremendous, tremendous strength to endure that sort of abuse for years and still retain your kindness, still keep your heart open and hoping. That said, I’m not quite a fan of the love story in Cinderella (though I do love me some sexy-ass princes!), and think the romance in Beauty and the Beast is just…perfect. (Yeah, yeah, Stockholm Syndrome, I know. I still love the story.) So, I’d say Beauty and the Beast, for the romance and mystery and atmosphere.
- Would you rather live in a world without magic or live in a world with magic but be cursed with a masquerade mask, as they are in A Court of Thorns and Roses?
Are we talking a permanent curse? Or one that’s got some wiggle room to be broken? Because, if it’s the latter, then definitely magic. I will take that mask and I will rock it if I can do some cool-ass shit with my magic.
- Would your weapon of choice be a bow and arrow or a sword?
Well, with a bow/arrow, you could potentially run out of arrows and be screwed, so…sword. A really badass one, like what Celaena has on the cover of Queen of Shadows.
- Would you rather only write romantic scenes or only action scenes?
….Romantic scenes. Or maybe romantic action scenes (best of both worlds?). I don’t know—some of my favorite scenes in ACOTAR are action sequences, but then when I’m drafting, my reward scenes are usually romance bits. Such an impossible question!
- Would you rather see A Court of Thorns of Roses turned into a movie or TV show?
Oooh. I’m so obsessed with TV that I’ll say TV, but I actually think it’d work just as well (perhaps better?) as a film. Fingers crossed either happens one day!
Thank you SO much to Sarah (and Bloomsbury!) for allowing me to be apart of this tour. If you haven’t picked up your copy of ACOTAR yet, what are you waiting for??
ABOUT A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever. Perfect for fans of Kristen Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!
Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade; as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Visit her online at sarahjmaas.com or follow her on Twitter at @SJMaas or Facebook at facebook.com/throneofglass. And find a whole world to explore on Tumblr at worldofsarahjmaas.com.
Stop by these other blogs to check out more fun posts from Sarah and awesome bloggers!!
May 5: Perpetual Page Turner – Blog Tour Kick Off with Sarah!
May 5: Lili’s Reflections – Top Five Fairytale Retellings
May 5: Words Read and Written
May 6: Bookish Broads – Lightning Round
May 6: Dark Readers
May 6: Fiction in Fiction in Fiction
May 7: Paper Riot – An Interview with Sarah
May 8: Polished Page-Turners – Would You Rather…
May 8: So Many Books, So Little Time
May 8: Behind the Pages
The Masquerade Ball!
May 11: Novel Sounds & Alexa Loves Books – The Soundtrack
May 12: Icey Books & That Artsy Reader Girl – The Decorations
May 13: Jenuine Cupcakes & Writer of Wrongs – The Food
May 14: What Sarah Read & Andi’s ABCs – The Clothing
May 15: Fiction Fare & Belle of the Literati – The Casting Call