Sarah J Maas Collector's Editions
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Today’s video is a short review of the collector’s edition of Sarah J Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses, along with a flip through the collector’s edition of Throne of Glass at the end of the video as they form a matched pair of sorts.
This collector’s edition is quite lovely, and covered in generously foiled gilt designs. It comes in a black slipcase with a red ribbon pull. The cover is beautiful, featuring Feyre with a bow and arrow on the front cover, and Tamlin in wolf form on the back. The black paper boards are very lightly textured to resemble cloth, and the foil is well embossed ensuring it will last handling to read the volume. The book has decorative metallic gold endpapers and a map that has been intricately and beautifully updated from the original.
Each chapter heading features a large rose and thorn design, and every page has a delicate trailing rose branch on the corner. The paper is smooth and slightly higher quality than in the standard hardback, making the font stand out more clearly and it’s just a lovely volume to read. The book is also well-bound, with pages being smyth-sewn and covered by a red ribbon headband.
Throne of Glass
The collector’s edition of A Throne of Glass was released in 2018. The UK edition was not as nice as the US edition as it did not come in a slipcase, and it also has a more muted palette with less gold in the design. However, both the UK and US editions clearly match the new US edition of A Court of Thorns and Roses, and internally the books are similar. This collector’s edition is bound in purple, and it also has metallic gold endpapers and a beautifully redesigned map, as well as decorative chapter headings and page designs.
These collector’s volumes of the first books in both series are lovely keepsakes and I highly recommend the US editions.