REVIEW: A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas
An unofficial cover that I love.
A Court of Silver Flames is the next book in the a court of thorns and roses series by Sarah J maas. However, instead of this book following our main character Feyre, of the ACOTAR series, we follow her sister, Nesta as she begins her journey and accepts herself as fae.
Previously in the series, Nesta became high fae not of her own free will, but when she was forced into the cauldron. Ever since then, she has struggled to find her way and mainly herself and where she fits in, in this new world of hers. Whilst going through the events of the past, we find that Nesta has a form of PTSD as she can’t seem to move past the horrors that took place in the Hybern war. She struggles to move past this and as such aims to make herself a better ‘person’ and what this means is, not to make herself feel weak. She trains herself up with the help of Cassian who drives her insane in the most heart wrenching way. It’s clear that they are meant to be together but they both have some demons to try and conquer.
Nesta finds herself a job in a library and finds that she gravitates to people like herself, people who have experienced some kind of trauma which includes sexual assault and other types of trauma such as that. She begins to form a bond with these women and they become friends. Like I previously said, Nesta begins to train to make herself feel better and this comes about because of these women. These women become her friends and so she decides that these people are the ones that are worth living for. She was in a really bad place before she met these people by drinking and partying every night but she found her people and that makes her healing mean something more as they have all gone through something and now they are going through the healing of that trauma together.
This story is one of healing with a bit of romance and saucey-ness thrown in, if you know what I mean. This is not the story that you are looking for, if you are not into the character driven plot devices as this one of those. We do not follow our beloved gang of the high courts, even though they are in a few scenes, this story is about Nesta and her growth as a person. It is not your typical Sarah J Maas book. It is incredible at the character exploration that she managed to do with Nesta and as such this book is remarkable.
4 out of 5 stars.