A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
Book number 4 in the A Court of Thorn and Roses series
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.
I hesitated picking this one up first due to its size and second because I’m not a huge fan of Nesta. And to be honest I struggled reading this because I disliked her so much! Sorry not sorry! I stuck through it though and she does redeem herself by the end but Im still not too sure about her. I could go on but I will move on! So aside from Nesta another main character in this one is Cassian and I do enjoy him! He is a great whitty and strong character and I loved learning more about him in the book! I think his character kept me going. Their relationship is very well developed although frustrating at times. Hello Nesta figure out how great he is!! 🙄 This is by far my least favorite of the series. I felt like it could have been way shorter. We already have the world built and yes I know we needed to dive into more of Nestas character and have her come to her senses I felt like it could have been more concise. One aspect of the book that I really did enjoy was Nesta’s friendship with Gwen and Emerie. They train together and form a badass fighting trio!
So to sum it up I didn’t hate this book but I didn’t love it. Still giving it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because I do love SJM’s writing and I enjoyed the moments where Nesta wasn’t annoying me. So who do we think will be next? Elain and Lucien maybe? 🤞🏻