It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a review on here and I hope you all are ready for a change in scenery! If you’ve been my readers for awhile you will know that I started off as a thriller reader when I first discovered bookstagram/blogs/etc. Since joining Goodreads in 2015 I have changed genres and have been on a fantasy kick for quite some time. Today’s review of A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas is an an example of that, but I actually have a ton of thriller reviews in my drafts which I I’m excited to share with you all. Just a little update since it’s been a few weeks! Before we go deeper into my review I want to put out a content warning for any of my readers that may be under 18. This book is heavy on language, sex, suggestive themes, and there are mentions of PTSD and sexual abuse if that triggers you. There are plenty of YA fantasy series out there and I suggest starting with my *Spoiler Free* Review of Fable by Adrienne Young. Now that I got that out of the way, let’s get into the review!
Like any of Maas’s books, I have high expectations. Crescent City was by far my favorite novel of her’s even after reading the other ACOTAR books so I went into this excited to read about my favorite characters but not expecting for it to be a new favorite.
- Nesta Archeron’s character development: I was pleasantly surprised by how much ended up liking Nesta after finishing this book! I didn’t care for her character in the other novels but this book showed me parts of her character I didn’t expect. The other ACOTAR books focus on Feyre so we see a skewed version of Nesta.
- “The Trio“: I won’t go in depth with these because *spoilers* but I loved Nesta’s relationship with the two other fae throughout the novel. I really think these characters helped Nesta work through her trauma because they shared broken pieces of themselves, showing Nesta that she wasn’t as alone as she felt.
- Illyrian Warriors: ACOMAF went into some detail about the Illyrian soldiers/warriors but I really enjoyed hearing the history behind it in ACOSF. I’m a fan of Marvel and DC movies and the training scenes honestly reminded me of Diana fighting with her “sisters” in Wonder Woman.
- The House of Wind: I love how Maas adds humorous/comforting elements to all of her stories. THOW definitely gave me Beauty and The Beast vibes and I was totally here for it!
If you have read my other ACOTAR reviews you’d know I almost skipped on reading this book. It’s a spin off of Feyre’s story, and I wasn’t really interested in Nesta as a character but I am really glad I decided to read it. Once I realized why she was the way she was in the other books, it made me appreciate her a lot more! The only thing I will say about this book is that it was heavy on the sexual content. I personally read it for the plot and characters, so if you’re like me and don’t care for heavy romance you can definitely still get something out of this story. I’m excited to see where Maas takes this story…I personally hope she dedicates a book to Mor/Morrigan because she is one of my favorite characters! Make sure to comment down below who you favorite character is if you’ve read the series, but as always please refrain from posting spoilers. If you’d like to chat about the series, spoilers are welcome in my Insta DM’s now as I have finally finished the series.
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With Love & Magic,