Sarah J. Maas's sexy, richly imagined 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 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.
It’s finally here OMG I have it in my hands I feel I’ve waited forever for this story and after I read it my heart is full. I cried and laughed so hard that the roaring in my head stopped and recognized a kindred spirit on the person behind this words.
Favorite part: The training
Favorite character: The House
Best scenes: The Blood Rite
Smut level 15/10 my boy Cassian knows what he’s doing
“You were trying to show me. Show others. Who you are, down deep. What haunts you. You were trying to show them all those dark, broken pieces because the priestess and Emerie, and I… were the same as you.”
I really liked Nesta before, now I love her. I am a Nesta and her journey to self-recovery truly resonates within me. Sometimes it’s easier to fight against that which surrounds you than fight yourself. I’ve been there and I think that’s the reason I connect with her so much. I know how hard and how much work it takes.
Nesta feels too much and doesn’t know how to cope with everything she’s feeling. She´s like a wounded dog that bites out of pain and fear of being harmed again. She’s broken and there’s no putting the pieces back together so she reinvents herself.
Cassian is perfect in every sense of the word, he knows when to push and when to hold, no matter his feelings for Nesta he lets her hit rock bottom and work her way up. He´s her anchor but knows that he can’t do anything to help her, she needs to help herself. His I will help you pick your pieces but you need to stich yourself back together is what’s pushes her to be better. No judgment just an unmovable force at her side.
I loved that we could spend some time with the rest of the court and know a little about what’s going on at the other courts. I didn´t like Rhys as much in this book, I get the Drama but he was too different to the all-powerful high lord I am used to.
Azriel is getting more interesting by the second and I feel we finally meet his lady. I hope I´m right cause I adore Gwyn, nothing really happens between them but there’s this vibe I can’t forget. I really don´t think Elain is going to be endgame in fact I think something more is going to happen with her she is too nice to be real. So I’m calling it, she´s either going to die or turn evil, No goodie two shoes has ever lived that way in a Maas world.
I don’t want to give much away but let’s just say that this book is filled with action both heart stopping and heartwarming. There are old and new players in the game trying to ruing everything the court of dreams has work for and there’s no way the gang it’s going to let it all slide. There´s politics, new beginnings and new life.
This is a book worth reading with very hard topics but with beautiful stories about rebirth and self-discovery.
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Court of Thorns and Roses and the Crescent City series, as well as the Throne of Glass series. Her books are published in thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and dog.
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