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Uncover the ultimate ACOTAR spicy chapters list here. This post also shares details like the steamy page numbers, quotes, a printable PDF, and the spice level rated.

Whether you’re a parent or a reader, you’ll learn everything you need to know about romance in the first novel in the bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses book series by Sarah J. Maas.

infographic of the ACOTAR spicy chapters list.

ACOTAR Spicy Chapters List in Order (With Page Numbers and Quotes)

  • Chapter 21: a kiss on the neck occurs and sexual feelings and actions surrounding the magical Calanmai event are discussed
  • Chapter 27: The spiciest chapter, in which a detailed sexual encounter occurs
  • Chapter 42: passionate kiss at a faerie party Under the Mountain
  • Chapter 46: a somewhat spicy kiss and mostly closed-door romance scene occurs

Chapter 21

Pages 193-197 on Kindle and paperback

“The magic will seize control of his mind, his body, his soul, and turn him into the Hunter. It will fill him with his sole purpose: to find the Maiden.”

“Calanmai” (a magical event) occurs, and it is discussed that sexual behavior will occur on this night. A kiss on the neck and sexual feelings and actions are discussed.

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Chapter 27

Pages 245-248 on Kindle and paperback

“My entire world constricted to the touch of his lips on my skin. Everything beyond them, beyond him, was a void of darkness and moonlight.”

Chapter 27 is the spiciest chapter in A Court of Thorns and Roses. After a slowly burning romance, an “open door romance” scene with sexual detail occurs between two of the main characters.

Chapter 42

Pages 377 to 381 on Kindle and paperback

I couldn’t kiss him deeply enough, couldn’t hold him tightly enough, couldn’t touch enough of him. Words weren’t necessary.

A very passionate kiss occurs between two of the main characters at a faerie party Under the Mountain. It is fairly explicit. There is some sexual language used to describe their feelings and actions as they touch.

(In other words, it’s not for kids.)

Thereafter, there is a forced kiss between one of the main characters and a different major character. I have included this kiss in the pages listed above in case parents want to remove them.

Chapter 46

Pages 411 to 412 on Kindle and paperback

“With a predator’s stillness, he waited and watched as I traced the contours of his face, as I kissed every place I touched.”

A somewhat spicy kiss occurs between two of the main characters. A sex scene is described in a way that falls somewhere between closed-door and open-door romance. It’s not completely glossed over, but there isn’t a lot of detail.

ACOTAR Spicy Chapters List PDF

If you want the spicy chapters on hand while you’re reading, I’ve created this printable PDF you can print as a full page or make smaller upon printing and use as a bookmark. To do this, you may need to make changes to the scale in your “print preview.”

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ACOTAR Spice Level: Rating the Romance

The ACOTAR spice level is a 3 out of 5.

What does this mean? Here’s a more detailed explanation:

  • 1: kissing and very mild romantic interactions
  • 2: closed-door romance, in which sexual encounters happen, but the reader doesn’t hear details about them
  • 3: a few open-door romance scenes with some details of sexual encounters
  • 4: more than a few open-door romance scenes and/or more explicit details of sexual encounters
  • 5: There is a lot of sex and a lot of details about it. You may need to fan yourself off while reading!

For the sake of comparison:

I personally prefer books with a spice level around a 1 or a 2, and I thought that the spice level of ACOTAR was just right! There’s a bit of it for those who like it, yet not too much for those who don’t.

Age Rating

ACOTAR’s age rating is for New Adults and Adults aged 18 and over due to some spicy scenes and adult content, including violence and death.

Personally, I would consider it for readers over age 16, but I would probably still remove the spiciest pages from the book. Otherwise, while there is violence and death, it feels like something a mature teen can potentially handle. After all, there is similar content in the children’s fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, on which it is loosely based.

If you still want a more mild fantasy romance series for your teen, I recommend the bestselling Divine Rivals series.

ACOTAR: A Brief Summary of the Romance Novel

A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) is the first in a bestselling fantasy romance series of five books by Sarah J. Maas. It is a loose re-telling of the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, but it expands beyond this story and also offers several key differences.

Feyre Archeron is a nineteen-year-old huntress who lives as a peasant with her father and two sisters, Nesta and Elain, after her mother’s death and some financial troubles.

After killing a faerie wolf, she is taken to the magical land of Prythian by a masked faerie, Tamlin, as a form of retribution. In Prythian, she discovers a world that is as beautiful as it is dangerous. She navigates her growing feelings for the powerful Tamlin and seeks a way to break a dark spell threatening the faerie and human realms.

Since its 2015 release, this escape read has reached millions of readers and has a passionate fanbase. It inspired several sequels that continue the story.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in chapter 27 of A Court of Thorns and Roses?

Chapter 27 is the spiciest chapter. It describes an open-door sex scene in detail.

How inappropriate is A Court of Thorns and Roses?

ACOTAR‘s age rating is for readers aged 18 and over due to some inappropriate content, including romance scenes violence, and death.

Does A Court of Thorns and Roses have any spicy scenes?

Yes. Chapters 21, 27, 42, and 46 contain spicy kisses and, occasionally, further sexual content.

What is the spiciest chapter in ACOTAR?

In chapter 27, the only fully open-door sex scene is described in detail.

Is ACOTAR appropriate for a 13 year old?

No. ACOTAR‘s age rating is for adults aged 18 and over due to some spicy romance scenes and adult content, including violence and death.


The ACOTAR spicy chapters list is 21, 27, 42, and 46. A few steamy kisses and open-door romance scenes occur. They are a small part of a long book overall, but the book remains best for adults over 18.

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