A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Hi Everyone! It’s Becky. I have been a big fan of Sarah J. Maas ever since I read Throne of Glass way back in 2012. I was super excited about her latest book, which ended up being a little different than I expected. 

Title: A Court of Silver Flames
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Note: I listened to the audiobook.

Summary: Nesta Archeron has lost her family, her home, and her humanity. Now, Nesta is losing her freedom after a disagreement with her sister, she must live in a remote house with Cassian, a fey who might be her destined mate even though she rejected him. In her new life, Nesta will find strength, friendship, and possibly love.

Review: It has been a few days since I finished A Court of Silver Flames, and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. The book has many positive aspects. Nesta’s journey from a lost woman trying to find peace in alcohol and men to a warrior was filled with ups and downs that made the book very readable. Also, the relationship between Nesta and Cassian had several sweet romantic moments and a whole lot of steamy that was fun to read. Maas really embraced the naughty side of Nesta, and her bedroom moments with Cassian were writing well-crafted details. Plus, the evolving relationship between Nesta and her sisters was perfectly written I especially enjoy the developments between Feyre and Nesta as they forgive each other and find a sisterly love. The only issue I had with this book is that it is long..really long.  A Court of Silver Flames weighs in at 757 pages, and if I’m being honest, it didn’t need all those pages. Nesta’s journey felt like it could have been divided into two very novels. The beginning was very slow as the plot unwinded. I honestly had difficulty keeping the plot, and the characters straight as I worked my way through the twenty-six-hour audiobook. Yet, even with this issue, A Court of Silver Flames was an entertaining and engaging book, and I look forward to reading the next book from Maas.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

One thought on “A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Louise says:

    I read this book the moment it came out and devoured within 2 days despite its monster size! I really loved it even though I wasn’t sure whether or not I would. It was so different to her other books and very character driven rather than plot driven, there wasn’t really much of a plot was there? I do agree that it could have been condensed into a smaller book as a lot of it was unnecessary padding.


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