Hello my friends! Today I have an incredibly exciting post. It’s been about year since I posted some tasty things for the Thirteen Days of Ash & Fire blog tour that I hosted with Alexa, Rachel, Jaz and Judith. We founded the Maas Thirteen and sort of made ourselves Sarah J. Maas’s unofficial street team. We got the gang back together to celebrate the release of the latest installment in the Throne of Glass series: Queen of Shadows. Have you heard of it? I didn’t think so. Maybe my delicious treats inspired by the series will inspire you to pick up and drool with us. Note: you can drool over food or hot men, both are acceptable!
There is no surprise that Sarah adds some delicious sounding food to her books. Celeana enjoys sweets quite a bit and I knew when she mentioned blueberry tart, I had to try and recreate for myself. I did also debate between doing a pear tart or a lemon cookie! (There is nothing stopping me from making either of these in the future.)
I have never made a tart. Most recipes I found online were for a single tart (think like a pie) and since I don’t have an actual tart pan, I just used a pie dish. The base recipe I used was from Liv for Cake and I changed a few things. I used frozen blueberries rather than fresh blueberries since blueberry season just ended. This prevented my tart from getting bonus points for visual.
The end result? DELICIOUS! I am actually surprised on how simple making this turned out to be. I would definitely make this again but I would make the crust have raised edges because my blueberries feel off fairly easily. But I found that the frozen blueberries worked perfectly! I also had some fun pretending to be Manon with the blueberry juices that look similar to blood (I can’t help it! I just love Manon’s character!!)
OFFICIAL TOUR SCHEDULE
(seriously check out the amazing posts!!)
September 7 – Judith @ Paperiot
September 8 – Jaz @ Fiction in Fiction in Fiction
September 9 – Kelly @ Belle of the Literati
September 10 – Andi @ Andi’s ABCs
September 11 – Gillian @ Writer of Wrongs
September 14 – Kim & Wendy @ The Midnight Garden
September 15 – Mel @ The Daily Prophecy
September 16 – Gina @ Behind the Pages
September 17 – Nicole @ The Quiet Concert
September 18 – Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner
September 21 – Katie @ Polished Page-Turners
September 22 – Rachel @ Hello Chelly
September 23 – Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books
TITLE: Queen of Shadows
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SERIES: Throne of Glass #4
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1, 2015
PAGES: 656 pages
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .
She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.
Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.
Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally 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 New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.
A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.