A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas
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.
I am only going to write a spoiler section for this review just because it is multiple books into this series and so I cannot really talk about it without giving any spoilers.
This book was so extremely cute and fluffy and just what I needed after reading A Court of Wings and Ruin a year ago. I loved this book but I did end up giving it a 4.5 stars. I debated my rating for this book since I don’t often give .5 stars but it didn’t live up to five stars but it also definitely didn’t deserve four stars, so 4.5 it is 😀
This book was only just over 200 pages and was very character driven and so didn’t have too much of a plot line but considering that it was a character driven novel there was actually not a lot of character development which was quite disappointing considering that these characters have a lot of issues to work through that really weren’t touched on at all.
I loved getting to see all of our favourite characters again and to really get to see them doing just basic normal things instead of being constantly under attack. I liked how we got to see what has happened after the war in Velaris with the rebuilding and how the citizens are coping as well as the rest of the world with the wall between the moral realm destroyed.
The interactions between all of the inner circle were just as great as always and just made me laugh. I loved getting to see them exchanging gifts for solstice as well as getting to see some of their other memories surrounding the holiday.
This novella is really just meant to give some context before we go into the next full length Court of Thorns and Roses book. The most important thing that happened in this book was how Nesta has secluded herself and refuses to be a part of the Night Court and instead puts herself in a very dark place where she feels she should be. At the end of the book we get a chapter from the next book where we see how Nesta is going to live with Cassian in one of the Illyrian camps in order to stop her self destructive behaviours, and I really think that it might have been the only important part of the whole novella.
The other aspect of this book that does give us some idea as to what will happen in the rest of the series is the unrest within the Illyrian camps and how Tamlin has basically self destructed and how the Spring Court really has no protection which allows for the other courts and other Fae to take advantage. The rest of the novella doesn’t really go anywhere unfortunately and doesn’t give us a whole lot of information.
I am definitely looking forward to getting my hands onto the next instalment even though that wont be for a while to come 🙂 Let me know if you guys have read this book and what you thought of it
Thank you for reading!