A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses #4
February 16, 2021 by Bloomsbury
Review by Angela
“Your power is a song, and one I’ve waited a very, very long time to hear, Nesta.”
It’s finally Cassian and Nesta time and I am so happy! I can’t tell you how excited I was when this book finally hit my Kindle after the long, long wait after it was announced this couple would be getting their own book.
I’m going to try and keep this spoiler free, I really don’t want to ruin anything for anyone.
As much as I love Cassian, A Court of Silver Flames focuses primarily on Nesta and her mental health. I know she hasn’t been the most loved of characters in this world, and I’m thankful that Ms. Maas decided to finally tell her story. Nesta has a lot of guilt, anger, and self-hatred for her past and role during the war. She hates her power, stolen when she was forced into the Cauldron, and is so afraid of what she will become if she uses it that she’s locked herself away and has fallen into all-around destructive behavior to dull the pain.
Then Feyre and Rhysand step in and force her into making a change. She will live at Windhaven, training with Cassian by day and working in the library at night. The only way out is if she can convince someone to fly or winnow her away or take the ten thousand steps that lead to the door at the bottom.
There is a lot of tension between Cassian and Nesta- lust and annoyance chief among them. He still wants her and she still wants him, but they are like oil and water at times. But Cassian is really the only person who admires the tough as nails, take no shit, she might fry you with her powers Nesta and is the perfect person to be there for her. And surprise! You don’t have to wait seven million chapters for this couple to get hot and heavy, this is a very sexy book, and Nesta and Cassian have a very, very sexy relationship.
Can I just say I loved this story? I loved getting to know Nesta, being in her head, and truly realizing just how troubled she is. I could absolutely relate to how she chose to deal with her mental pressures by lashing out and engaging in behavior that was frowned upon by her friends and family. It’s slow going (I mean this is a 700+ page book), but it’s a wonderful journey full of great women friendships and found family.
Of course, there is more turmoil in this world, and Nesta and her powers are smack dab in the middle of it. The main story arc isn’t resolved, so I’m thinking it will carry on with the next couple’s book, but I’m not exactly sure who that will be. I HAD people paired off in my head and then I read an Azriel POV spoiler scene online, and now I no idea who will end together. Elain and Lucian? Azriel and Elain? Azriel and Gwyn? Mor and it’s anyone’s guess. I have no idea, but I have a feeling this series is just going to get better and better and I am absolutely here for it. I think fans of this series will ADORE catching up with Rhys and Feyre and seeing what is going on with their life.
Also, there is a whole lot of badass women in this world and I love the Valkyrie references.
This was a wonderful addition to the series and exceeded all my expectations. Highly recommend.
Final grade- A