Sarah J Maas has been a favourite author of mine since I read her first novel back in 2012. Throne of Glass had won my heart with the sassy lead and relatable characters. Since then, Sarah J Maas has only continued to flourish as an author. Reading A Court of Silver Flames, the fourth instalment of the ACOTAR (A Court of Thorns and Roses) series was a trek back into a world I had read a long while ago. It was like rekindling with old friends…from a distance.
This novel doesn’t follow Feyre as the rest of the books do, instead we follow the forever scowling, Nesta Archeron. Nesta was always a little snotty, always snapping and spitting remarks. In this book we learn about why she is the way she is. We learn why she drinks herself to oblivion and spends her nights finding men to warm her bed. Most of all, this book offers fantastic representation on mental health. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen mental health represented in such a manner before. For that alone, I recommend reading this novel. Of course we also find her entangled with an extremely handsome fae male… and boy does Sarah never let us forget it. (Is it hot in here? WHEW.)
ACOSF is filled with raunchy scenes, characters you want to befriend, and a whole world to explore. It has incredible writing that will keep you addicted until the very last page.
WARNING: This book will give you a hangover.