A ​Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4) by Sarah J Mass

Title: A ​Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4)

Author:  Sarah J. Maas 

My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟

Type: Series – Book 3

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult fantasy, Magical World

Primary Characters: Cassian, Nesta, Feyre, Rhysand, Mor, Amren, Lucien, Azriel, Eris, Emerie, Gwyn

 Narration: Limited third party

I was in reading slump and couldn’t finish any of the book I picked up. I thought it was time delight in Rhys awesomeness again and reread the previous 3 books before picking this up.  I picked up this book to know more about my favorite characters – Rhys, Feyre, Amren and others however, I wasn’t prepared to like Nesta. I loved her Character, struggle with trauma and depression, her cold rage, steel pride all of her.


The plot did not feel stable, it felt like it went to so many different directions. It felt like more of a character driven plot. I was kind of hoping there would be more politics and drama involving human queens however, it was on surface.


This book is about Nesta and Cassian. SJM took one of my least favorite character and made me admire, sympathize, and root for her until the very end. This book starts with Feyre and Rhys taking extreme measures to put Nesta in healing path.  She is forced to stay with Cassian and train.  Nesta’s healing journey was not a smooth one. I did not expect it to be. She is vicious and her sharpest weapon has always been her tongue. She could inflict a wound so deep with a mere word.  In the other 3 books we see Nesta’s characteristics on a surface level and we only see her hatred and anger. In this we see her struggle with self-loathing, grief and pride.

I loved the fighting and strengthening scenes. I love the girl friends (Gwyn & Emerie) made and the girl empowerment in the book. These women went through hell!! I loved the fact that Nesta made her own group of friends and family instead of just jelling up with her sisters’ friends. I liked their journey towards being Valkyries warriors.   

Cassian is absolute gem. I loved his steel character and him being Nesta’s Rock solid.  I love how he wouldn’t give up on Nesta and even while trying to help her, he still didn’t let her get away with everything. He kept reaching out his hand throughout it all.  After seeing all his flaws and insecurities I adore him more.

Magic System

I was hoping I will get more details on her silver flames and to know what exactly Nesta took from cauldron. These details are shallow. My favorite in all this is “The House of wind”. I don’t know how the magic system worked in “House” case but it was lovely.

Secondary characters

It’s refreshing to see all the characters of ACOWF from two other perspectives. Eris is my absolute favorite.  Will definitely love to know more about Helion. Nesta’s friendship with Emerie and Gwyn was so wholesome and sweet. Gwyn and Emerie were gem. Each of them had their own past that haunted them and were afraid for the other to find out. Them training to be Valkyries is the best part. Poor Azrieal having to deal with Nesta and Cas being chaperon was adorable.

Now, the main reason I rated this book lower is the smut. It was just way too much and it literally added nothing to the story. The other reason is not knowing about Nesta’s Power in depth. There are few other flaws, which I’m ignoring at this point as I enjoyed reading this. 

Overall, I loved Nesta’s journey. How about you? Did you like it? What’s your thought on that?

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Blurb as per Goodreads

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.

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