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

Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Type: Fiction
Genre: NA (New Adult), Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Published: May 1, 2018

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 Review –

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Having never read one of Sarah J. Maas novellas before this one, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I knew that I was happy to to see what some characters have been up to (aka. Rhys, Feyre, Cassian, and Azriel) and how their story would develop, and also mildly curious about Feyre’s sisters and Amren, and … well, I actually couldn’t care less about Mor. Sorry! I really wish that this book had come out around Christmas, since they are celebrating something similar, and it was odd for me to read about snow falling, and cold temperatures, when it was finally starting to get warm in Canada.

I did, however, appreciate getting some glimpses into the lives of everyone, and seeing how they’re individually dealing with / coming to terms with what happened during the war. It’s my belief that A Court of Frost and Starlight definitely did what a novella in a series is supposed to do; give more details about the world and plot, while also not giving too much away (information or overarching plot-wise), and taking the opportunity to focus on the story’s smaller plot threads. So, relationships definitely developed/progressed, but the overall story didn’t move forward all that much. Simultaneously, this novella did a great job of setting things up for the next full book in the series, and I am definitely intrigued to see where things will go next!

– About the Author –


Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15). Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

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6 thoughts on “A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (Review)

  1. I’m not sure how I feel about a book like this where nothing really happens plot-wise – for the price I would definitely expect more of a story than a recap of where everyone is.

    1. Yeahhh I don’t think that I would read a book like this if I wasn’t so devoted to the characters and the story haha. And I wouldn’t really see it as a recap…since everything that happened is new. I would say that it’s more like a filler episode would be in a TV show? But a filler that’s heartwarming, and meant to help us pass the time until the next more-important episode. If that makes sense…

        1. Aweee that makes sense! That happened to me with Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series haha. He ended it…but then un-ended it and continued the series 4 years later >_<

  2. First, you are not alone about Mor, lmao. NOT AT ALL. I really, truly hope we don’t get any full novels about her or from her POV, because that would probably be the first time I would really struggle to pick up a book in this world. Second, I totally feel you on how it was kind of odd to read this snowy setting. I kept thinking it would’ve been better if the book had been released in late fall, because it was soooo wintery to me! I want to reread it this December, haha.

    1. Yaaaaaay! I’m so glad that I’m not alone! Hahaha. And oh god I probably wouldn’t read a novel about her either…or if I did…I think I’d have to force myself to go through with it. Also I’m glad that I’m not the only one who thought it was weird to read a wintery book in not-winter hahaha

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