Thursday, December 20

A Long Overdue Author Discovery: Where Ann from Dual Reads Talks About Her New Favourite Author

This post is part of A Winter's Tale, an event running through December for which we invited eight of our favorite bloggers to talk about their favorite books, authors etc. or share an interesting discussion. They have gone all out and gave us even better, more professional content than we expected, which is to say something. If you're here, don't forget to enter our month-long international giveaway here.

Today, we are happy to welcome:

Ann from Dual Reads!

I discovered Ann the same time I discovered Clare (yes, the one who's a 'regal critique' now!) and I became an instant follower of their blog, Dual Reads. Since then I've come to cherish Ann not only as a blogger, but also as a person - she is a lovely human being and I'm so freaking happy that I can call her a friend. - Vera 💙

Sarah J Maas has quickly gone from an author who I hadn’t really read anything by, to one of my favourite authors in just a matter of months this year after I read A Court of Thorns and Roses. I would definitely recommend her books to you if you haven’t already read them because they are incredible and I am honestly kind of addicted- I have read ACOTAR about 3 times already this year and will probably read it again before the end of the year.

The first thing I want to talk about and by far my favourite thing about her writing is the characters that she is able to come up with. They are all described in such detail that sometimes I find myself forgetting they aren’t real people. My favourite character she has ever written is Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses, because she is so human. She has her faults but she is also badass and amazing. I also feel like out of all the characters she has created I can relate the most to Feyre cause she is just so normal.

Another thing that I love about Sarah J Maas is the worlds that she manages to create. They are all so realistic to me, and are described so well that I can picture them in my head. I can sometimes even see the scenes in my head as they happen- so much so that it almost becomes as if I am watching it instead of reading it, which gets very confusing sometimes...but I love it. 

Overall, it is safe to say I am obsessed with Sarah J Maas’ books ever since I read them for the first time this year. The characters are amazing and I find it easier than I normally do to be able to remember the names of the characters and who they are. In addition to this, I also love the places that the books are set in and would love to be able to visit them on holiday or something.

I would just like to end this by saying Merry Christmas everyone! Let me know if you have read ACOTAR or TOG and what you thought about them. Also, do feel free to give me some recommendations- I am always looking for more books to read! 

Thank you so much to The Regal Critiques for inviting me to guest post, I love you girls. X

- Ann @ Dual Reads


  1. ACOTAR and its fully-realized world sound really impressive!

  2. I'm another SJM fan and I completely agree, the worlds and the characters so build are so three dimensional and I love it! The end of the TOG series was so great and so bittersweet and I have so many feelings about it. The plot structure as well is just so complex and she pulls threads from previous books that you had forgotten about. If you haven't read them already, I highly recommend Marie Lu's The Winner's Curse series, Kristin Cashore's Graceling series, and Julie Kagawa's The Immortal Rules series.

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  3. I am an SJM fan. I love both ToG and ACOTAR, though I am more in love with ToG. I am sad ToG is over.

  4. I have read ACOTAR this year and I thought it was only okay, but ACOMAF is where I was convinced and I understand why people love the series so much. She created such a lovely world in Night Court and the friendship group is amazing :D I need to try ToG still :)


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