A powerful story hidden under a mountain of smut
I’m pretty sure by now most of you know I’m a huge fan of this series. And honestly I have been suffering for 2 years since finishing the last one. So the moment this book arrived at my door I squealed, and phoned my husband to inform him that I will residing in Velaris for the duration of this read.
Thank you to @jonathanballpublishers and @mustreadbooksya for sending me this copy in exchange for an honest review.
Themes with trigger warnings – PTSD, addiction, Depression, Self acceptance, Rape, domestic abuse, emotional abuse.
So I have a strict postive review policy. Which means that just because I didn’t necessarily enjoy a book it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. I try to highlight the great aspects of the book and acknowledge (without trashing) the things I disliked.
So with that in mind let’s get to the review.
This powerful story of healing and friendship and self acceptance is overwhelmed by the amount of smut. And I mean it when I say powerful. Maas is such a talented writer.
I like Nesta, I’ve always liked Nesta, so I would have definitely liked to see more of her story in the book. The last few chapters though had me more excited and I definitely hope to see more of the personal journey of one of my favorite characters.
I loved the plot twists and the mystery. Maas is a phenomenal story teller and I really hope we do get more story. As with the other books the explicit scenes don’t contribute to the storyline, but it is quite difficult to skip as it is a bit much in this book.
This hot and steamy read comes with quite a few trigger warnings so please make sure you look them up before picking this one up. I’ll try to include all of them in my longer blog review for you.
I expected more of this book and if the last few chapters were excluded I would have given this a much lower rating. But if hot and steamy is your thing, then you’ll probably enjoy this.
About the book:
Hardcover, 757 pages
Published February 16th 2021 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Continuining the journey of A Court of Thorns and Roses with 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 the more than any other is Cassian, battle scarred, winged warrior who is there at Nesta’s every turn. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. And then 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 monster from within and without if they are to stand a chance of halting the enemies of their court. But the ultimate risk will searching for acceptance – and healing – in each other’s arms.