Review: A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas
“ That's the key, isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the most important part. To not let it consume. To focus upon the good, the things that fill you with wonder.”
Title: A Court of Silver Flames
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: Book 4 of A Court of Thorn and Roses Series
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Fae
Sarah J Maas enjoys watching her readers suffer. I have a feeling she rejoices as we cry and fall in love with the characters she builds, we hurt when they hurt, we anger, we cry, we laugh. Maas has a wonderful way of making you feel, which as an author I think is the most difficult thing to do. Yet whenever they do, make you feel, the reader will be a goner. This is exactly what I felt as I opened the pages of this very THICK book . I felt goosebumps as soon as I got a chance to re read my favorite character's name and was so excited to see Nesta being developed into a primary character.
The reality is that I have always been a Feyre and Rhysand fan. When I found out that the 4th book was about Cassian and Nesta I was a little dissapointed. I knew that Nesta and my favorite couple didn't have a good relationship, so instead of receiving all the love for Feyre and Rhys, I knew that we would be dealing with Nesta's resentment, which I thought I would hate. After finishing the book I actually loved being able to see all the character through Nesta's eyes. I loved her transformation, I loved being inside her head and understanding her raw pain. It made me really connect with her as a character and feel for her and what she went through. I feel that Maas did a really good job in show casing her trauma, as well as Feyre's, and was able to completely change the way they dealt with their emotions. Showing the world that neither Feyre or Nesta are perfect people, nor are they bad, they just dealt with the cards life gave them in very different ways.
There is really not much that can be said without spoiling, and I do not want to be one of those reviewers spoiling the most anticipated book of the season. However, the only thing I will also myself to say is that the new characters that Maas included in this installment were incredible and I really enjoyed the fact that it was not a repetition of the first three books, but it turned out to be more of Nesta's journey.
Lastly, the STEAM is over the top incredible. Cassian was incredible (even if Rhys still takes the #1 spot in my heart).
“The first time I saw that look on your face, you were still human. Still human, and I nearly went to my knees before you.”
--- 5 stars ---