A COURT OF SILVER FLAMES

BY SARAH J MAAS

“The first time I saw that look on your face, you were still human. Still human, and I nearly went to my knees before you.”

Sarah J Maas

SYNOPSIS:

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.

MY THOUGHTS:

I nearly went on my knees when I read SJM was writing a Cassian and Nesta book. Cassian is amazing and I really wanted to know more about Nesta. I never liked her character. She was extremely rude to everyone, and especially to Feyre who was always there for her. I mean, there had to be a reason, right? And in a way there were. Now I really appreciate Nesta’s character. I don’t love her though. Not like I love Feyre, or Rhys, or Azriel, or Cassian, but I understand her now and I find her character so strong and determined.

WHAT I LIKED:

– Nesta’s bickering with Cassian was absolutely delightful and she’s so sassy. Love her answers and her sarcasm towards him.

– The steamy scenes were REALLY steamy! I mean, if you’ve read other SJM’s books, there are steamy scenes, yes but this graphic! I had to stop to breathe and compose myself. I was not expecting it and really enjoyed them. I admit SJM wrote too many sex scenes on this story, so don’t be scared for the size of this beast (a big part of it is sex….a looot of sex)

– Azriel’s presence in the book. Since the beginning, Azriel doesn’t need to do much to have my full attention. I mean, he just basically has to be there and I’m all up for it. Seeing some funny scenes with him in this book was amazing. Let me just tell you that’ he’s a terrible chaperone. What I really really loved was his Bonus Chapter scene. Now I’m dying to know more about it!

– Eris’ motives are really mysterious. Eris intrigues me since day one. Is he really evil? Has he tried to help Mor discreetly even if it wasn’t the best way? I really enjoyed his scenes in this book and I can’t wait to find more about him.

– Seeing Rhysand and Feyre’s relationship from other points of view. It was nice reading about them without their point of view and without them being the centre of the story.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:

– Continue to dislike Elain. Her character was always very boring to me and this book didn’t improve one bit. Nothing to do with the fact that she’s rejecting Lucien. The girl doesn’t have to love him just because she’s his mate. It’s just that she’s so plain and boring. Can’t also stand her supposed feelings towards Azriel. I love his character too much and I don’t think she’s the right person for him.

– Absolutely hate this cover. I own the older covers and I think they were so pretty and now I have this one to mismatch my all collection. I ordered customized covers because I really can’t stand this one.

– Not really related to my review of the book but I feel I need to say this: please don’t be so unforgiving towards Rhys. He went through hell. He told one time that when he has something he loves, it usually gets taken from him. So now he has Feyre, he has his family and he’s afraid to lose it. Yes he was very overprotective through this story and sometimes unfair but he’s just trying to protect his family at all costs. He also always tried to save Feyre without breaking rules or endangering his court. You’ll understand what I’m saying if you read Azriel’s bonus chapter (even if you don’t agree with me).

CONCLUSION:

The book is amazing! Read it in a day and have to re-read it sometime. I think SJM is a fantasy goddess and you should definitely read her books.  This book captures your soul, makes you feel empathy, makes you laugh and also cry. That ending absolutely killed me. I cried like I haven’t cried in a long time! I sobbed!

THIS BOOK STALKER CONFESSES:
PLOT: ★★★★★
CHARACTERS: ★★★★★
WRITING: ★★★★★
COVER:
OVERALL: ★★★★★


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