We have a guest review from one of our very best friends, Liz. She had some feelings about this book and wanted to get them out, drunkenly of course. Hope you all like it! Comment below so we can peer pressure for a more regular presence!!!! – Sam
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4)
What I Drank: i had a bottle of red wine.
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. I have so many thoughts about the newest sarah j maas. I will say this- I know so many people dont like her anymore. She gets a lot of hate. Call me basic, but i love it. I think rhys is the ultimate fantasy bf. And I stand by that. Even if his archetype shows up always.
I also read so many trashy romances and i like sex and slutty sex. this was too much. It just was so grapphic. No one likes giving bloeees that much. Its just not true.I did enjoy the whole thing abou tthe objecs. and the friendship that nesta make swith the other ladies. but like, can we just get a book about her two friends?
Also wtf is going on with mor and azriel and elaine? if they try and push elaine and azriel i will rage flip a mother ef table. like nesta is just a subbar fryer and shes so annoying! all she does is complain. elaine and lucien would be so much more intersesting. and cassian was more intersting not as a rhys stand in. shes soooo sad because her dad died literally you sent your younger sister to hunt and die for you stfu. i had a hard time sympathizing. Cassian used to have a personality! noe he is just rhys part 2. Like i love rhys so i wasnt super upset but like, cassian was indeoenent before??? Wat happened?
eioter way, the magic shit was still fun. sarah j maas is a good world builder i guess. ii still didnt sleep two nights in a row to finis this. but i think i would have preferred maybw nesta not being a dick. aso i dont think sarah j maas understands ptsd. she had this girl group about overcoming shit but like… ptsd presents in so many ways that they dont discuss. v basic.
byut at the end of the day this book was nest bitching pokus sex plus some faerie buildong and i liked at least one third always and another third sometimes. mostly nesta shoud stfu/ but im here for amren and rhys and fryere and elaine and zreil and nestas new friends. and a house that knows things. and im still interested in where the story goes.
Rating: three and half out of five stars!!!!
Alcohol Pairing: red wine!!!!!