A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Mass – My Review

“I think my heart knew you were mine long before I ever realized it.”

― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Frost and Starlight

My Quick Review: This will be a strange review, because I can’t comment on the plot of this book, as there wasn’t one. Literally no plot at all. With that being said, I did enjoy seeing more of the night court and their antics, but that’s about it really. Sorry, not much to comment on here!

Category: YA Fantasy, Retelling

Age Rating: 15+

Pages: 272

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

CharactersCassianNesta ArcheronRhysandFeyre ArcheronTamlinElain ArcheronAzrielLucien VanserraMorrigan

Literary Awards:
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2018)

Trigger Warnings: sex scenes

Representation: Homoromantic/bisexual character

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.

“To the stars who listen, Feyre.

To the dreams that are answered, Rhys.”

― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Frost and Starlight

My Review (may contain slight spoilers for ACOTAR and ACOFAS):

Like I said in my quick review, I can’t really talk a lot about this book as it just felt a little bit pointless to me! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, and the writing. I loved reading more of Feyre’s story with the Night Court, and the aftermath of the main ACOTAR trilogy. But there was just zero plot to this book whatsoever. I suppose it was more character based about the recovery of the main characters after the war, and that part of the book I did thoroughly enjoy. I also enjoyed how Feyre used her art as a form of recovery, not just for herself, but for everyone around her as well. And it was lovely to see Feyre get her happily ever after.

My issues with this book, however, are twofold. Firstly, like I said previously, I really don’t know why this book was written. It didn’t really add anything to the story line for Feyre or the Night Court. It kind of felt like a Christmas special of a TV series, where nothing happens. My second issue with this book was Nesta. I literally hate her. So much. She completely ruined any happy vibes that I was getting from this book. Any time one of the members of the Night Court was making progress with their mental recovery, of having a moment of peace and joy, Nesta would come into the room and suck the life out of everyone like a giant mood hoover, and I just simply wasn’t here for it. If anything, it made me dread reading A Court of Silver Flames!

Conclusion: I always hate when I have bad things to say about a book, I always end up second guessing my judgment because I so want to like everything I read, but in reality that just isn’t feasible. I enjoyed aspects of this book, like reading more of the characters I loved, but if I ever re-read this series in the future, I will probably give this book a miss.

“And in the end, though, we’d saved each other. All of us had.”

― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Frost and Starlight

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