A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas is the fourth book in A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Going forward with this review, I am going to assume you have either read the previous books, since I have not written reviews for the previous three books. If you haven’t read them, be prepared for some spoilers. Like always, I will not have any spoilers for A Court of Silver Flames. Let me reassure you that this book is in fact NOT written for younger readers. This book was written for an ADULT audience, regardless if you find it in the YA section at your local book store.
After being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae, the proud and easily angered Nesta Archeron struggles to find her place in this new world. Even worse, Nesta struggles to overcome the trauma she experienced during the war with Hybern and everything she lost.
Then there is Cassian, the one Ilyrian that makes Nesta’s blood boil and is now constantly in her life. However, Cassian doesn’t just enrage Nesta, he also ignites something between them. This feeling is something Nesta cannot ignore and it only grows when the two are forced closer together.
While this is all happening, the human queens back on the Continent have forged a new and dangerous alliance. This threatens to break the delicate peace that has settled over the realms. Now Nesta and Cassian must face their troubled pasts to unlock the key to impede the queens.
Nesta and Cassian now have to battle the monsters in their world along with their inner monsters, all while trying to find acceptance and healing in each others arms.
So, it’s been four months from when I finished reading A Court of Silver Flames and writing this review. There are many reasons for this. First there’s my mental health and I just had to step away from being on the computer all the time. Second, life got super busy and I couldn’t help but keep reading without writing reviews immediately afterwards. Therefore this review will not be as detailed as reviews I’ve previously posted. I will have this paragraph at the beginning of the reviews that weren’t written immediately after finishing them.
A Court of Silver Flames may not be a direct continuation of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, but it is such a beautiful story. If you have read the entire series before A Court of Silver Flames, you know that the series follows Feyre and her journey. The main difference now is that we get to see Nesta and her story, along with Cassian. Now I will be honest, Nesta wasn’t my favorite Archeron sister and I wasn’t sure how I would enjoy her story. However, I am fully in love with Nesta’s story now and cannot wait for the rest of the series to be released.
I didn’t think that I could relate to Nesta at all. First of all she is very cold, can be cruel, and doesn’t go out of her way to help others. Despite all that, I believe I may relate to Nesta more than I ever did with Feyre. For one thing, Nesta has a love for books and reading that I resonate with on a deep level. Not only that, but Nesta has been hurt and traumatized. The cold exterior and venom in her words are all defense mechanisms to keep herself safe. This is something that I can fully understand and relate with on some level. Learning who Nesta is as a character and how she navigates the healing process and relationships is a beautiful thing. Also the smut is really good, if you’re into those kinds of books.
“I cannot survive without reading.”
“She was a wolf who had never learned how to be a wolf, thanks to that cage humans called propriety and society. And like any maltreated animal, she bit anyone who came near.”
“Whatever you need to throw at me, I can take it. I won’t break.”
“She had been born wrong. Had been born with claws and fangs and had never been able to keep from using them.”
“And so they did what their people had always done before Death’s beautiful face. They bowed.”
Star Rating: /5
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