15 Sarah J Maas Books in Order: A Complete Guide to the Hit Books

Sarah J Maas Books in Order
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It all started when we read A Court of Thorns and Roses. From that moment, we devoured all the Sarah J Maas books. From A Court of Thorns and Roses series to the Throne of Glass series, and then the Cresent City series (Maas’s first adult series), these books are non-stop fun.

They have everything a YA fantasy lover will adore- romance, magic, and more. Now there are adaptations in the works with Hulu and more books on the way. We know legions of fans will find themselves wondering about Sarah J Maas, her books, and how best to read them!

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Who is Sarah J Maas?

Sarah J Maas is a New York Times, internationally bestselling author. Her books have sold more than twelve million copies worldwide and have been published in 37 languages. She has written three series
1. Throne of Glass
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses
3. Cresent City

Also, be warned. Google will often change “Sarah J Maas” to “Sarah J Mass”!

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Sarah J. Maas has had a long career as a writer, starting work on Throne of Glass at just 16! She started posting the book to a website, where it quickly gained traction as one of the most popular stories. She signed with Bloomsbury publishing in 2010 and has been a bestselling author ever since!

After Throne of Glass took off, A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR to fans) became the next series Sarah J. Maas started, followed by Crescent City. While the Throne of Glass series is complete, Acotar and Crescent City both have more stories coming out in the future.

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Sarah J Maas Books in Order

  1. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) – 2012
  2. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) – 2013
  3. The Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) – 2014
  4. The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #.01-.05) – 2014
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) – 2015
  6. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) – 2015
  7. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) – 2016
  8. Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) – 2016
  9. A Court of Wing and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) – 2017
  10. Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) – 2017
  11. A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) – 2018
  12. Catwoman: Soulstealer – 2018
  13. Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) – 2018
  14. House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) – 2020
  15. A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4) – 2021
  16. House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) – 2022
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Reviews of the Sarah J. Maas Books in Order

Maas is a New York Times bestselling author who is known worldwide for her epic fantasy books. While she started in the YA fantasy genre, her newest series is an adult series. And we have to say that it is just as epic! If you love amazing, world-building fantasy, these are the books for you.

A Court of Thorns and Roses Series in Order

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This book has a cult-like following for a reason. The first book in the series is a loose fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in the world of Prythian. Magical creatures, humans, and fae are all prominent in the book.

This is a fast-paced, addicting, fantasy romance series. A love triangle develops by the end of the story and book two is jaw-dropping! This is on its way to becoming a classic from the list of enemies-to-lovers books. You will want to binge this series in one week. We could not leave this epic romance off a list of the best romance novels of all time.

If you loved ACOTAR, check out this list of books just like it.

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Move over, Tamlin, there is a new leading man in my life. Rhysand is literally the epitome of a book boyfriend. Strong, charismatic, funny, and sexy as hell. Feyre is a hell of a heroine too – a badass heroine that would make Katniss Everdeen proud. I loved how she found her inner strength in this book and I can’t wait to see where their story takes us in book 3!

Be warned though – this fantasy series doesn’t have many sex scenes, but the sex scenes they have are quite explicit. I would not recommend this series for those under 18. If you are looking for books like Fourth Wing, this addicting series is an amazing choice. You can see an entire list of 18 Sensational Books Like A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Feyre and the Courts of Prythian need to work together to defeat the king threatening to take over their land. This story is filled with political machinations and lots of battles, but also the sweet moments and friendly banter between the friends in the Night Court.

The book wraps up Feyre’s story nicely, bit leaves room at the end for her sisters and the other members of the Night Court to get their own stories and adventures.

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A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book #4) by Sarah J. Maas

This short novel bridges the gap between the #ACOTAR trilogy and the next three books set in the same universe. It saw us catching up with all of our favorite characters during the Winter Solstice.

This holiday book is cute and fun with no real plot – just some stage setting for the next book. Think of it as an extended epilogue to A Court of Wings and Ruins. You can find our complete guide to ACOTAR as well.

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A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas does it again, which is saying something because I am not a Nesta fan and she was our main protagonist in this story. The book revolves around her love story with Cassian, but also around her overcoming her trauma from being cauldron-made. I can’t wait to see read the next story in this series, even if I have to wait another 2-3 years. Even though it was 800 pages, I flew through it in 3 days.



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Throne of Glass Books in Order

THrone of Glass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

This epic book series from Sarah J. Maas was started when Sarah was still a teenager! It’s all about Celaena, an imprisoned assassin who is offered freedom by acting as the champion for Prince Dorian.

As she prepares to earn her freedom in the competition, she begins training sessions with the captain of the guard. As she tries to acclimate to court life, the prince is drawn to her, and a love triangle forms.

The YA fantasy series gets better and better with each book! A total must-read if you are looking for books like ACOTAR and a must-read if you love fae books. Or head over to our guide on all of Sarah J. Maas’s books.

Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

After winning the contest, Celaena is now the King’s champion – brutally carrying out justice on his behalf. But Celaena is hiding secrets that throw her loyalty into question.

She’s keeping secrets from Dorian, Chaol, and Nehemia as she tries to find answers to the man questions she’s uncovered in the palace. The second book in the Throne of Glass series helps lay the groundwork for the future of the story.

Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena is traveling to a new land to uncover the truth about her past and what happened to her family. What she uncovers will change her life forever.

Now that Celaena knows who she is, she needs to defend her people from those trying to enslave them. She’ll need to put all her skills as an assassin to use for this task.

Queen of Shadows

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena Sardothien has embraced her true identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasin in the fourth installment of the Throne of Glass series.

Now she needs to fight to take back her throne from her cousin so she can free her friends and people from the king. Maas hits her stride in book 4 of the series, showing how far she’s come as writer.

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Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

War is coming to Aelin as she tries to regain her throne. She’s sworn her heart to a warrior and her loyalty to her people. She must learn to harness the depths of her power to fight monsters and dark forces so she can fully claim her lands. Aelin must go on a quest to try to gain the peace that she craves – but will it be worth the sacrifice?

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

The penultimate book in the TOG series is a bit of a departure, primarily telling the story of Aelin’s allies, Chaol, Nesryn, and Yrene. They are traveling to the Southern Continent to gain supporters for the pending war.

Not my favorite book in the series, but it gave lots of background information that you need for the final story!

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Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

We’ve reached the final battle, but first, Aelin needs to get out of the clutches of Maeve. As Aelin fights to escape, Rowan and her allies band together for the final confrontation.

I loved the conclusion of the series, but I’m sad it’s over.

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Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

So this is a collection of short stories set in the TOG world BEFORE the first book in the series. It provides background on Celaena’s life before the contest that changed her life. The short stories within are:

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
The Assassin and the Desert
The Assassin and the Underworld
The Assassin and the Empire
The Assassin and the Healer

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Crescent City Series in Order

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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood is the first in a new series by Sarah J. Maas, of ACOTAR fame. It’s an urban fantasy – and tells the story of Bryce Quinlan and her bodyguard, Hunt Athalar. Together, they are trying to uncover the source of the murders and series of strange events happening around Crescent City.

This wild ride was filled with skyscrapers, cellphones, and video surveillance, but also fairies, werewolves, angels, demons, and witches with history and power.⁣

My initial turn-off of too many names/places/tribes/species types was quickly overcome by the insane world-building and a story that kept me up until 3 a.m. Head over to our guide on all of Sarah J. Maas’s books if you want more from this amazing author.

House of Sky and Breath

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

Bryce and Hunt just want to get back to normal after the events of the last book. But the power balance between the Asteri and the rebels is starting to sway and a fight is coming to Crescent City.

Soon Bryce and Hunt are joining their friends in fighting against oppression with the rebels. Sarah J. Maas’s steamy, action-packed storytelling is amazing in this story and that ending. Fans of Sarah J Maas books will be SCREAMING during the epilogue!

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What is Sarah J Maas’s Next Book?

Both the Crescent City series and the A Court of Thorns and Roses series still have not been wrapped up. We are expecting the next book in each series to come out soon.

In what order should I read Sarah J Maas books?

We recommend starting with the A Court of Thorns and Roses series to get a feeling for Sarah J. Maas’s writing style. Then try the Throne of Glass series, and then the Crescent City series. Definitely read the ACOTAR series before Crescent City.

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  1. The first book serie I read of Sarah J. Maas was the Throne of Glass serie, then the Crescent City serie, I haven’t read ACOTAR yet, but I think that if you love brutal high fantasy, the order doesn’t really matter. I believe that Crescent City was a little more intense, but you now exactly where you are starting at whenever reading Sarah J. Maas. I do ask: why read ACOTAR first?

    – NR VD

    1. I think because ACOTAR is really a trilogy with other books, it feels a little easier to tackle. You are exploring the world of fae from a human perspective in a way that doesn’t feel like you are thrown in off the deep end. I think Crescent City is probably the hardest of the three to get into first. I know lots of people that started with TOG too, but I think you can tell her writing wasn’t as refined back then (at least the first few books.) I guess it’s a personal preference! I don’t think there is a wrong answer to this one!

  2. I appreciate the reading order, I’m off to buy the ACOTAR series, thank you.

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