A Court of Silver Flames (ACOTAR #4)
By Sarah J Maas
Rating: 5/5 stars!!!
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
Ok ok so after the long longggg 4 YEAR WAIT this book has finally appeared in my hands and you bet I devoured this baby like a starved lion who has been waiting patiently for more of this fabulous sexy little dangerous world that is the A Court of Thorns and Roses series!!!!
But wow. Like wow. This BOOK.
Ok so contrary to most opinions I actually didn’t hate Nesta going into this. I understood her and why she was so angry and why she lashed out. So I actually looking forward to seeing more of her journey 😉 . And OMG you all know I am IN LOVE with Cassian – he is just ahahdhakhad sexy and yummy all in one (love him 😉 ) so I OF COURSE I COULD NOT WAIT for him and Nesta’s story!!! (was literally on pins and needles and am glad my nerves could be put in time out the moment this gem was released).
That being said I’m PLEASED to announce that the agonizing (hair pulling) 4 YEAR wait WAS WORTH IT.
Because guys this book was so good.
Like so so so good.
Sarah J Mass truly knows how to write characters that just make me FEEL. MY heart was constantly under a hammer this whole book and being squished and reshaped and reborn. Because this book had no rules and no regulations – in fact it pretty much burned the safety manual to the ground in regards to how much it broke me.
I related to Nesta so much as a character. The way she felt so broken and undeserving of love had me tearing up and shredded like cheese on a grader. I loved how she was this starved wolf who lashed out and tore into people with her sharp words and at the same time devoted erotic romance novels at the same rate she did chocolate cake (who said you could be two complete polar opposite things shoved into one character? Like RELATE to the crazy contrast that is Nesta). But most of all I related to how much lack of self love she could have and how that affected her relationships and pushing people away. #relate #Nesta-is-ME.
“So Nesta had become a wolf. Armed herself with invisible teeth and claws, and learned to strike faster, deeper, more lethally. Had relished it. But when the time came to put away the wolf, she’d found it had devoured her too.”
She was such a multilayered cake of a character and I just wanted to scream at anyone who didn’t see the golden gem of who she truly was hidden underneath her wolfish exterior (ahem I’m looking at you Amren and Rhys) because she was struggling so much and needed more than just Cassian to reach out their hands.
“Keep reaching out your hand.”
I also just love how Sarah J Maas gave us bread crumbs of progress and than brutley ripped them away. Like I was DYING. The angst in this books is off the CHARTS and my HEARt was purely SUFFERING because of it. (but only SJM can make me suffer this much because her books are pure golden tiaras that I will wear even if they give me a killer headache because they are beautiful and pretty and the way she masterfully desvolpes a story – JUST YES 100% yes.) #iaminpain
And than there was CASSIAN. (who yes deserves his own paragraph bc he is Cassian. Enough said.) Sarah J Maas did not come to play no games when it came to my lovely Cassian because he was FLAME and FIRE and the hand we all need to reach out to us when we are broken and trying to heal. I absolutly adored my brutey general solider winged man. He was so good. SO much fire and passion within him and yet he was vulnerable and unyielding when Nesta needed him to be. He was always in her corner and never ceased to fight for her – even when she could not find the strength to fight for herself. And thats all you really want. Someone who will stand by you even when you push them away (especially then) and make you see the strength within yourself – make you believe it was there all along – so that you could get up and heal yourself. So that you could learn to love yourself again. Learn to love the world again. Cassian was a hero wrapped in wings and a devils smile and I loved him and Nesta endlessly.
“Rhys lifted his head. “This is a bad idea.”
“That should be written on the Night Court crest.”
Not to mention to CHEMISTRY between the two had me SIZZLING!!! Like the romance and the smut in this was too good!!!?! Omg I was panting after each interaction they had with one another. And how SJM weaved in all their interactions with their layered history from the past books – just omg slap me and snap me back into reality because this book just makes me want to dissolve into this WORLD. OMG so so good I cannot stop thinking about those twos CHEMISTRY and fire and love and addahdss amazing. Thats all I have to say about that.
“Az chuckled, the wind shifting the strands of his dark hair. “You two need a chaperone up here?” Yes. No. Yes. “I thought you were the chaperone.” Az threw him a wicked smile. “I’m not entirely sure I’m enough.”
That being said this book just keep getting better. I loved the magical house Nesta lived in (like magic house – I want one!!) and the female friendships absolutely SHINED in this book. I loved Gwyn and Emmerie with my whole dang flipping heart (if we don’t see them more in the next books I will die)(also how they would swap romance novels made me want to be friends w them ASAP).
…..and all the danger and quests and fight scenes and training scenes and multi layered political interactions in this book?!?? SO. GOOD. I’m also forwarding my hospital bill to SJM for the shear HEART ATTACK she gave me with those plot twists in the end. Like I lucky I’m still alive because the shock factor alone was enough to kill me. Only SJM would try and kill me and than revive me in the next page – hot damn these books are everything.
“Welcome back to the Night Court, Nesta Archeron.”
This book was a pure golden gem and I loved it. This series will always hold a place in my heart. I read the books in high school in a time when I needed them more than anything and therefore these books will always have an imprint on my soul. So heres to the countdown for BOOK 5 everybody. Lets hope it isn’t another 4 year wait 😉
5 Golden Glittering Stars
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