With bits of Buffy, Game Of Thrones and Outlander, this is a glorious series of total joy - Stylist
Sarah J. Maas's sexy, richly imagined Court of Thorns and Roses series continues with the journey of Feyre's fiery sister, Nesta
Nesta Archeron has always been prickly – proud, swift to anger and slow to forgive. And since the war – since being made High Fae against her will – she's struggled to forget the horrors she endured and find a place for herself within the strange and deadly Night Court.
The person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred, winged warrior who is there at Nesta's every turn. But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites. And when they are forced to train in battle together, sparks become flame.
As the threat of war casts its shadow over them once again, Nesta and Cassian must fight monsters from within and without if they are to stand a chance of halting the enemies of their court. But the ultimate risk will be searching for acceptance – and healing – in each other's arms.
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this book truly has broken me, but in the BEST way
Good... but not great (spoilers)
Don’t get me wrong I really enjoyed reading this book, but I also didn’t think it was as great as many others have been saying. I enjoy the world of acotar and all the characters, even though I didn’t like Nesta before this book I did appreciate she was complex and was excited to read more about her. After finishing the book, I had grown to like Nesta more but still didn’t love her the way SJM intended and many others do. In this book she heals in the way her character deserves and yet it felt as if her trauma was being used as an excuse for many of her actions rather than accepting she was in the wrong and growing. The way she used the news about the pregnancy risk to harm Feyre was incredibly cruel and yet it felt that many characters brushed over it and we were still pushed to sympathise with Nesta. Despite this I really enjoyed watching her build friendships with the new characters. I just wish we’d had more interactions with the IC, especially from Cassian as it was interesting to see their friendship ( and their flaws) from other points of view. Overall the scenes between Nesta and Cassian were well written and interesting but felt slightly dragged whereas the action at the end of the book felt very rushed. It was an enjoyable book and I’d recommend it, especially if you’re already invested in the acotar world, but I just expected a little more.
I enjoyed the book but I thought there were missed opportunities, the book was completely focused on one character (whom I don’t particularly like) and I liked her development but I wish there was more of a plot. The last 10 chapters were extremely rushed and I wish there was more interactions with the other characters.