Beauty or Beast: Fun and Games with Sarah J. Maas at BookCon 2015

Beauty or Beast: Fun and Games with Sarah J. Maas at BookCon 2015

If you can’t tell from the way the sun is streaming through the Javits ceiling to shine upon her in our video, Sarah J. Maas owned this year’s BookCon. The line for her 11:00 am autographing session was capped at 8:40 am, but we were lucky enough to snag an interview with her before she went out to meet her fans. Many were there to have her sign books from her Throne of Glass series, but we wanted the scoop on her new fairy tale-inspired series: A Court of Thorns and Roses (or ACOTAR, as Maas likes to call it). Here, our editor Kelly Gallucci interviews Maas about the new book and then the two play a game called Beauty or Beast with fandom-dividing characters. Reader beware: minor book spoilers ahead.

No superfan is perfect. Maas is mispronounced in the video; it should be pronounced “mass.”

Kelly Gallucci
Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of, where she oversees Bookish's editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors like Leigh Bardugo, V.E. Schwab, and Sabaa Tahir. She's just coming off of moderating an author panel at New York Comic Con. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and binging Netflix with her pitbull. She is a Gryffindor.


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