Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆
Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: New Adult
Format: Hardcover novella
Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Source: Personal collection
Recommended for fans of: ACOTAR series

SYNOPSIS

Hope warms the coldest night.

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court. 

MY THOUGHTS

This was a nice check-in with Feyre and friends after ACOWAR, but ultimately it didn’t have enough substance to wow me like the rest of the series.

I did enjoy it more on my reread, and it was perfect to read around the holidays since it is set around the Winter Solstice. I appreciated some of the sentimental moments among the Court of Dreams and Feyre’s healing journey, and I think this novella will be an important bridge between the original ACOTAR trilogy and future books set in Prythian, but I miss all the conflict from the full-length novels.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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