Thursday, May 24, 2018

Book Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight

Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: New Adult | Fantasy | Romance
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
Source: Purchased
Format: Physical


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 (goodreads)


A Court of Frost and Starlight felt like a reunion between old friends. 
Plot: A Court of Frost and Starlight was a 200-page novella with a sneak peek at Nesta's story. I appreciated A Court of Frost and Starlight because it felt a lot like A Court of Mist and Fury. It was a slower paced book and it was easier to focus on the characters without war on the horizon. It's important to understand that this isn't a full novel and a lot of things did not feel wrapped up toward the end, but it was nice 'hold over' for ACOTAR #4. 

Characters: After years of asking for it, Maas finally blessed us with Rhys chapters! A Court of Frost and Starlight had perspectives from Feyre, Rhysand, Cassian, Mor, and probably some characters that I'm forgetting. I admit that the different perspectives were a bit overwhelming, I personally would have just preferred Feyre and Rhys, but I understand it was also Maas' way of exploring future books. The character who seemed to be struggling the most in A Court of Frost and Starlight was Feyre's sister, Nesta. I'm still divided if I'm excited about her book, but I do desperately want Lucien's book featuring Jurian and Vassa. 

Worldbuilding: For those who wanted to explore more of the Night Court, A Court of Frost and Starlight delivered! It was fun exploring old sites without the war and bloodshed. It was also interesting to return to the Spring Court after the events of A Court of Ruin and Wings

Worldbuilding: A Court of Frost and Starlight was fun!


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