A Court of Thorns and Roses Books in Order: How to Read Sarah J. Maas’ Series

A Court of Thorns and Roses is an adult fantasy novel series written by American author Sarah J. Maas. The story follows the journey of Feyre Archeron, a mortal after she murders a faerie and is brought into Pyrthian, the land of faeries.

The story also follows her epic love story and struggle for survival after she enters the fae lands. The series is being adapted into a television show by Ronald D. Moore for Hulu.

Sl. No.A Court of Thorns and Roses Books in Order
1)A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015)
2)A Court of Mist and Fury (2016)
3)A Court of Wings and Ruin (2017)
4)A Court of Frost and Starlight (2018)
5)A Court of Silver Flames (2021)
6)A Court of Thorns and Roses Colouring Book (2017)
A Court of Thorns and Roses Books in Order

A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) is a popular book series written by Sarah J. Maas. The series is made up of five books: A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin, A Court of Frost and Starlight, and A Court of Silver Flames.

What is A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) about?

The series is a fantasy romance that follows the exploits of a young woman named Feyre. It is set in a world where humans and faeries coexist but is often at odds with each other.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) Characters

Feyre Archeron

Feyre Archeron is the main protagonist of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses book series. She is the High Lady of the Night Court and the first-ever High Lady of Prythian. Originally a mortal, Feyre was resurrected by the seven High Lords after her death Under the Mountain.

After being resurrected, Feyre is made into a High Fae and gains the physique, strength, speed, and keen senses of High Fae. Feyre is known for being a hardworking person who is dedicated to her family.

She cares for her father and sister by hunting and selling animals at the market. She also has a sarcastic sense of humor, and can be stubborn but is overall a very confident and selfless person.

Tamlin

Tamlin is a prominent character in Sarah J. Maas’s “A Court of Thorns and Roses” (ACOTAR) series. He is a High Fae and High Lord of the Spring Court. He was the one to save and bring Feyre Archeron to Spring Court in Prythian after Feyre kills his friend Andras.

Faeries

Faeries are supernatural beings who inhabit north of the Wall, in Prythian, other kingdoms such as the kingdom of Hybern, and in other realms. ACOTAR has many type of faeries with a range of abilities and looks. The two main types of faeries are: High Fae (like Tamlin) and Lesser Faeries.

Azriel

Azriel is an Illyrian and a member of the Night Court. He is spymaster shadowsinger of Rhysand and a close confidante. Azriel is a childhood friend of Rhysand and Cassian.

Amarantha

Amarantha is a main antagonist of ACOTAR series. She is a High Fae and former general of Hybern’s armies who proclaimed herself as the High Queen of Prythian.

Cassian

Cassian is much-loved character and an Illyrian member of the Night Court and part of Rhysand’s Inner Circle. He is a childhood friend of Rhysand and Azriel. Cassian is a High Fae warrior and the General of the Night Court’s armies

Rhysand

Rhysand or Rhys is one of the main characters of ACOTAR and a rival of Tamlin. He is the High Lord/ruler of the Night Court. He is the most powerful High Lord.

Lucien

Lucien Vanserra is a faerie and a member of the Spring Court, one of the faerie courts in Prythian. He was the former emissary of the Spring Court headed by Tamlin and current emissary to the Night Court.

Amren

Amren is a powerful and a mysterious character in Sarah J. Maas’s “A Court of Thorns and Roses” (ACOTAR) series. She is a High Fae and the Second-in-command to the High Lord and Lady of the Night Court.

Sarah J. Maas’ Biography

Sarah J. Maas is an American author known for her Throne of Glass series and Court of Thorns and Roses. Her work has been translated into at least 35 languages and as of 2021, she has sold over 12 million copies of her books. Maas grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and used to write Sailor Moon fanfiction in her youth.

Maas started writing her debut novel, Throne of Glass, at the age of 16 and posted several chapters on FictionPress.Com. However, it was later removed after which Maas decided to publish the novel.

Maas’ books have been lauded for their character development, the inclusion of morally grey characteristics, and strong world-building. Her book series ‘Court of Thorns and Roses’ is slated to be adapted into a Hulu television series by 20th Television.

A Court of Thorns and Roses Books in Order

1) A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015)

A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in the series of novels by Sarah J. Maas. It tells the story of a nineteen-year-old Feyre Archeron after she kills a wolf in the woods and a beast-like creature demands punishment for it.

She is then held captive by Tamlin, an immortal faerie who takes him to the land of faerie. As she assimilates to her new faerie life, she realizes that what she had previously learned about the dangerous world of the faeries is all a lie.

2) A Court of Mist and Fury (2016)

A Court of Mist and Fury (2016)

In A Court of Mist and Fury, we meet Feyre several months after she has survived the trials of Amarantha and has become High Fae herself. However, she is still human on the inside and must come to terms with the awful acts she committed to save Tamlin’s people.

As she struggles with her mental trauma, her relationship with her Tamlin also suffer a setback. She eventually decides to escape the Spring Court with help of Rhysand.

Soon Feyre starts learning about the intricacies of Prythian politics and the elite. Unbeknownst to her, a greater evil looms over her shoulders.

3) A Court of Wings and Ruin (2017)

A Court of Wings and Ruin

In A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre must return to Tamlin in order to spy on him, along with the King of Hybern and his invading forces that want to take over Prythian.

To achieve this goal, she must be deceitful and lie to those that are closest to her. She must also decide who she can trust in regard to the High Lords of Prythians.

As the war progresses, all characters morals and alliances are tested. New twists in the plot emerge as new allies and enemies are revealed, and the fate of Prythian hangs in the balance.

4) A Court of Frost and Starlight (2018)

A Court of Frost and Starlight (2018)

Set months after the end of the Prythian war, in A Court of Frost and Starlight, Feyre and her friends must rebuild the Night Court after it was destroyed by Hybern’s forces.

As the Winter Solstice approaches, Feyre also gets used to her role as the High Lady of the Night Court and deals with the consequences of the war.

Rhysand is busy dealing with political intrigues, rebuilding the Night Court even as he has to honor the sacrifices made by his allies.

5) A Court of Silver Flames (2021)

A Court of Silver Flames (2021)

This book follows the story of Nesta Archeron, who was introduced as a supporting character as Feyre’s sister in the previous books. In this instalment, she takes center stage as the main protagonist.

The novel is about Nesta’s journey of self-discovery and healing as she struggles with the aftermath of the war and trauma. She is sent to train with the warriors of the Night Court, where she meets Cassian, a powerful and handsome warrior, with whom she forms a complicated romantic relationship.

Even as Nesta is struggling to come to terms with her scarred past, she has to face the looming threat of a dark force that threatens the safety of the Faerie realms.

With the help of her new friends and allies, Nesta must use her powers and strength to protect her people and overcome her inner demons.

6) A Court of Thorns and Roses Colouring Book (2017)

A Court of Thorns and Roses Colouring Book (2017)

A Court of Thorns and Roses Coloring Book is a fantastic way to submerge yourself even deeper into the fantastical world of Prythian.

A Court of Thorns and Roses Quotes

…We’re too powerful, and too bored with immortality, to be checked by anything else.

If I offer you the moon on a string, will you give me a kiss, too?” – Lucien Vanserra.

It’s a rare day indeed when someone thanks you for bringing them to their death.

“There are a great many things that I wish to do, and don’t get to.” – Rhysand

“And for three months… for three months I tried to convince myself that you were better off without me. I tried to convince myself that everything I’d done had made you hate me.” – Rhysand

“Once I’d dreamed and breathed and thought in colour and light and shape.” – Feyre Archeron

“‘I’m sorry I didn’t find a way to spare you from what happened Under the Mountain,’ Rhys said with equal quiet. ‘From dying. From wanting to die.‘” – Feyre Archeron

“They would remain until the bark ran out, then travel north past the wolves’ territory, and perhaps into the faerie lands of Prythian – where no mortals would dare go, not unless they had a death wish.” – Feyre Archeron

“We need hope as much as we need bread and…” – Feyre’s father

“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.” – Tamlin

“Do you lie awake at night to come up with all you witty replies for the following day?” – Feyre Archeron

“Everything I love has always had a tendency to be taken from me.” – Rhysand

“‘Make it go away,’ I said, and he laughed. ‘You humans are truly grateful creatures, aren’t you?‘” Rhysand & Feyre Archeron

“Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.” – Feyre Archeron

“Everything I love has always had a tendency to be taken from me.” – Rhysand

“I came to claim the one I love.” – Feyre Archeron

“But I gave myself again to that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.” – Feyre Archeron

“‘I love you,’ he whispered, and kissed my brow. ‘Thorns and all.‘” – Tamlin & Feyre Archeron

I was as unburdened as a piece of dandelion fluff, and he was the wind that stirred me about the world.

“Magic-everything was magic, and it broke my heart.” – Feyre Archeron

“You didn’t tell me this would happen. You didn’t ask. So how am I to blame?”

It took me a long while to realize that Rhysand, whether he knew it or not, had effectively kept me from shattering completely.

As I lifted the ash dagger, something inside me fractured so completely that there would be no hope of ever repairing it.

A life for a life–but what if the life offered as payment meant losing three others?

He brought his lips to my ear. “I would have been gentle with you, though.” I shuddered as I closed my eyes. Every inch of my body went taut as his words echoed through me. “I would have had you moaning my name throughout it all. And I would have taken a very, very long time, Feyre.

If it grieves you,” he said, the words caressing my bones, “then I don’t think it’s absurd at all.

We had contests to see who could write the dirtiest limericks while I was living with my father’s war-band by the border. I don’t particularly enjoy losing, so I took it upon myself to become good at them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the name of A Court of Thorns and Roses first book?

 A Court of Thorns and Roses published in 2015 is the first book of the ACOTAR series.

What genre is the A Court of Thorns and Roses?

A Court of Thorns and Roses belongs to adult fantasy fiction genre.

Is A Court of Thorns and Roses spicy?

 A Court of Thorns and Roses have some steamy, mature and spicy scenes which are more appropriate to adult readers. Since the series deals with romance and relationships, the books can be considered New Adult fantasy novels.

When does A Court of Thorns and Roses get spicy?

Things become spicy in the High Fantasy romance series ACOTAR in the second half of  A Court of Thorns and Roses where Feyre is stripped bare, painted and paraded naked. There is a long angle between Tamlin and Feyre Archeron also.

A Court of Thorns and Roses Parents Guide

ACOTAR has its fair share of swear words, violence, drinking and smut. ACOTAR is a definitely an adult book rather than YA.

What is age rating of A Court of Thorns and Rose?

ACOTAR is appropriate for readers of age 18 years and up.

The Grade level is 10-12

How many books are in A Court of Thorns and Roses ?

There are 5 books in ACOTAR series:

1) A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015)
2) A Court of Mist and Fury (2016)
3) A Court of Wings and Ruin (2017)
4) A Court of Frost and Starlight (2018)
5) A Court of Silver Flames (2021)

What to read after A Court of Thorns and Roses?

If  you like ACOTAR then you would certainly love these books:

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
  • Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
  • Dark Rise by C. S. Pacat
  • From Blood and Ash series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
  • The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen
  • The Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan
  • King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair
  • Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
  • The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
  • The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  • Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  • Furyborn by Claire Legrand
  • This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano
  • Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston
  • Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  • Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber
  • The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
  • Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin
  • The Witch Collector by Charissa Weaks
  • The Winter Knight by Jes Battis
  • The Serpent and the Wings of Night by ​​Carissa Broadbent

These are some of the books similar to A Court of Thorns and Roses. 

How many pages are there in ACOTAR?

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses : 448 pages
  • A Court of Mist and Fury: 656 pages
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin: 736 pages
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight: 272 pages
  • A Court of Silver Flames: 784 pages

How many chapters are there in ACOTAR?

There are 46 chapters in ACOTAR.

Who is Feyre's love interest?

Tamlin and Rhysland are two love interests of Feyre.

Did Feyre want to marry Tamlin?

Yes, Tamlin wanted to marry Tamlin but thought of herself as unworthy of him.

How powerful is Feyre Archeron?

Feyre Archeron has developed many powers after becomig High Fae. Here are some of her powers: Healing Abilities, Darkness Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Water Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Light Generation, Shapeshifting, Flight via Wings, Daemati Abilities, Winnowing, Glamouring and Curse-breaking.

Does Feyre marry Tamlin or Rhys?

Feyre was married in secret to Rhysand.

Who does Tamlin fall in love with?

Tamlin falls in love with Feyre Archeron.

Also answers:

1) Does Tamlin love Freya?

 

Who does Feyre fall in love with in the first book?

Feyre's love interest in the first book is Tamlin, the High Lord of the Spring Court.

Is there A Court of Thorns and Roses audiobook?

A Court of Thorns and Roses audiobook is available on here.

Is there A Court of Thorns and Roses box set?

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