Sarah J. Maas has finally graced her fans with the newest installment in the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series, A Court of Silver Flames, and it is everything they were hoping for. This story picks up after the events of the third book, but this time the focus rests on Feyre’s sister, Nesta, and her finding a place in the world of Prythian.
Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can't seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it. The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit. But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other. Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts. Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other's arms.
What can I really say about this book besides that I absolutely adored it? The book was definitely more romance-heavy than it was action-packed, but there was still a good amount of high adventure included in this fantasy book. The steam in this book is UNREAL (which was more than welcome by this romance lover!), but more importantly the character development in this book was EVERYTHING. Between Nesta and Cassian sorting out their own issues and helping each other overcome them, the character growth of these two Faeries that we knew little about from previous books in the series was so lovely to see.
Speaking of previous books, I really appreciated that this book wasn’t just another fantasy/adventure story, but instead it took the time to highlight why Nesta acted the way she did in the first three and a half books and how it affects her in the present. The insight into even more of the characters we’ve learned about in the past was interesting to see and I was still left wanting more. I also loved the new characters that were introduced in this book and I hope their characterizations are further elaborated upon in future books. Also, I would love to join a book club with Nesta, Emerie, and Gwyn and have The House be my best friend.
Basically, Sarah J. Maas can do no wrong and I need another ACOTAR book ASAP because I love these characters too much! If you haven’t already checked out this book series, I seriously have no idea what you’re waiting for. GO READ THESE BOOKS!
Random Quotes I Fell in Love With While Reading:
“I’m always thinking of that look on your face.” (pg. 183)
“Keep reaching your hand out.” (pg.197)
“Our stories are worth telling.” (pg. 573)
“She would not be mastered by anything again. She was the master of herself.” (p. 629)
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