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. 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.
Over the course of multiple fantasy series, Sarah J. Maas has made an art of crafting fierce, self-destructive female characters. But few are as polarizing as Nesta, one of three human sisters turned High Fae, who takes center stage in this first truly 'adult' entry in Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses series ... Maas is an expert at plumbing the depths of female friendships, exploring them as a foundation for love, resiliency, and care. Her stories understand that friendships can be as meaningful as romantic connections, that true healing and recovery from trauma can be forged in the fire of these platonic bonds ... Like House of Earth and Blood before this, [Maas'] novels find their sweet spot pressing on the bruise of loss ... A Court of Silver Flames earns its adult label with a shimmering erotic romance that probes vulnerability and grief. It's a viciously vibrant epic, determined to remind us why forgiveness is the bravest act of all.
Formerly supporting players Nesta and Cassian take center stage in the latest installment of Maas’ Court of Thorns and Roses series ... Maas’ many fans will no doubt be thrilled with this latest offering, which is a fast-paced, sexy, and at times surprisingly emotional ode to female empowerment.
... I am really glad that this book series has been re-classified as adult and it allowed Sarah J. Maas to explore a depth of character in this story that I genuinely wasn’t expecting, and not only that, but to find a mirror reflected there, showing us some of the darkness that lurks within us as well was surprising. I’m glad I was forced to be home because of a winter storm as it allowed me to enjoy this under the cover of the snow and by the warmth of a fire. As this is part of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, it’s best to read this book as part of the series ... I was ready to chuck this book a few chapters into it ... At a whopping 800 pages, I was hoping to see more of a conflict, but at the same time, this story was definitely more about healing. I think the bigger conflict is still to come, but this story certainly served to set up a new part of the series. There’s a new villain, and I’m dying to know more about this new enemy ... I definitely encourage people to pick this book up if they’re lovers of the series, and if you’ve read it and disagree, let me know, I’d love to discuss! It’s a 9/10 for me, and of course, I can’t wait to see where the next book will take us.