Review: A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas


Untamed power. Untamed passion.

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.

Favorite Lines:

“‘This is a bad idea.’… ‘That should be written on the Night Court crest.'”

“For it was always music between their souls. Always had been. And his voice was her favorite melody.”

My Opinion:

A Court of Silver Flames is the first spin off from Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses series (if you have not read it already, get on it!). The book follows Nesta and Cassian as they continue to put their lives back together after the war.

This book is an NSFW; you’ve been warned.

It was really interesting to see characters from ACOTAR from other points of view. In this case, it was from Nesta and Cassian’s PoV. I also loved that we got a split PoV. I’m always a sucker to see into the minds of both sides of a ship because what is happening in their mind is rarely reflected on the outside.

This book deals a lot with regret, depression, and a lot of other dark emotions. It’s really about Nesta overcoming all of these negative feelings to see that life is beautiful and worth living. So while it might be tough to read if you also experience these feelings, Maas did an amazing job of writing out a character arch that shows how to push through the bad to get through the good.


Overall, ACOTAR is one of my favorite series and while I was a little hesitant to read a spinoff from it, I am very happy that I did. If you like action, adventure, romance, and the fae then this book is for you (after you read ACOTAR!).


A Court of Silver Flames


Review: The Elementalist: Journey to Zlorta by S.N. Hunt


Not everything is as it seems.

Sarah thought she was just another orphan left on a doorstep. She had a quiet life working as a secretary at the local printing company. One night changed everything. Now she is journeying to Zlorta to learn about her powers in the company of a man named Micheal. Though she has never seen his face, she feels compelled to follow him and explore the passion that burns between them.

Antony will stop at nothing to possess her and her powers. He sends his henchmen to attack and kidnap her. Micheal swears he will protect her with his life. But as she loses her heart to him, she finds that she must protect him. Will Sarah prevent Micheal’s death or will Antony make her his weapon?

Favorite Lines:

I honestly didn’t keep track because I was so engrossed in the book!

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

This is an *NSFW*. You’ve been warned.

At first, I was a little put off by the title of the book. I thought it was going to be an amateur science fiction novel so imagine my surprise that it was a paranormal romance with a new twist on vampires and magic.

Hunt did an amazing job at bringing a refreshing perspective to a vampire romance novel. I wouldn’t even say it is just a vampire novel because that is too small of a box to put it in. There is action, adventure, romance, and magic. At first I wasn’t sure how this book was going to go but the concept and storyline were both very interesting and I couldn’t put it down.

I do wish that Sarah and Micheal’s romance had developed slower. It went from “I just met you” to “I’m attracted to you” to “we’re inseparable” very quickly. I am a sucker for a slow tease that leaves you desperate for more.

At first, I noticed a lot of the sentences were short and cut off with a period; I felt like they didn’t flow. I felt like I had to stop and start my train of thought often. But as the story went on, it either got better or became less noticeable. This is simply me being nitpicky.

The ending was rather abrupt and cut off, but it did still leave me wanting to read more.


Overall, this was a really interesting read, and I am excited to see where Hunt takes it next. If you like action, adventure, romance, vampires, and magic then this book is for you. Happy reading, everyone!


The Elementalist: Journey to Zlorta


Review: Awakening by Jennifer Leigh Pezzano


Jezebel is a solitary woman with a haunted past. Running a business in a small coastal town, she clings to the predictability of her days, seeking refuge in the silence. When an enigmatic new client comes into her life, she is drawn to him, unaware of the link she holds to his own tangled history.

He offers her a seductive proposal, and she is propelled into an entrancing world of pleasure that shatters her reality, and deeply alters her sense of self.

But underneath all his magnetism and power lies the human complexities of a grieving man running from his shadows. Will August surrender his centuries of pain and allow Jezebel fully into his life? And will Jezebel be able to navigate the landscape of what he has to offer?

Delivering a new meaning to the vampire archetype, Awakening is a multi-layered, sensuous, paranormal love story that reaches through the curtain of time. The intricate ties that connect these two to one another will forever transform the course of their lives, stretch the fabric of their reality, and awaken within them something deeper and more profound.

Favorite Lines:

“I see a woman who wears her skin like armor. Whose heart is crying out for a place to run free. I see a soul that is intricately delicate, yet profoundly strong.”

“When you monetize the beauty of nature, it can lose its effect upon the soul.”

“Life is meant to be lived, not compartmentalized.”

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

Awakening follows Jezebel x2 (you’ll see what I mean) as she tries to navigate a life where she felt like she never really fit in until she meets August. To start off this is an *NSFW*. As the synopsis says, these puts a whole new twist on the vampire archetype. I thought it was a really refreshing take.

The story kind of has a quick start. I felt like it went from 0-100 really quick. Pezzano did a good job at portraying some of the darker human emotions but I was annoyed that August just comes back the way that he did and expected Jezebel to be waiting for him.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about the flashbacks because it was almost a whole new storyline but it made sense in how Pezzano had everything tie together and the little Easter eggs that were planted throughout the plot.


Overall, it is a really interesting concept and I like how it wove what could be considered paranormal fiction and life lessons about healing from our pasts into one book. If you like fiction, paranormal, and romance then this book is for you.