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
Published: February 2021
It’s been well over 2 years since I’ve read anything to do with the ACOTAR world. I did debate on a re-read before this book came out but ultimately I decided not to . I had a lot of trepidation about this story and its didn’t have anything to do with Nesta,. it was mainly because of the Fandom. Now I’m not saying this is all fans but that there is a chunk of this fandom that is absolutely rabid and I do mean rabid – I used to be in many facebook fan groups and some of the people on there are just vile and if you dared to disagree with their opinions… well look out. And then there’s the Tamlin sympathisers – people who want this character to have redemption – I just can’t even with this. So all of this has made me fall out of love with the series a little bit.
But this book…. damn! I knew Nesta was going to go on a journey but I was not prepared for the FEELS! I think I cried about 4 or 5 times during the last few chapters alone…. heart stopping and breathtaking all at the same time. I’ve not cried reading so much since Kingdom of Ash. Ultimately Nesta’s story is one of healing, acceptance and finding inner peace.
Aside from the main storyline there is also trouble stirring once agains. The once human Queen Briallyn is trying to find objects of power that were forged by the Cauldron and the Inner Circle are trying to desperately find out why.
It’s really hard to give a good summary of everything that happens in this book without giving way any spoilers so I think I’ll wrap things up here.
My Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
About the Author
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the Throne of Glass series. Her books have sold more than twelve million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog. To find out more, visit sarahjmaas.com or follow @therealsjmaas on Instagram.