“Deep inside me, rising with every swirling flake, a sparkling, crisp power stirred. I was High Lady of the Night Court,” – A Court of Frost and Starlight, Sarah J. Maas
I wasn’t going to do a review for this book, but after seeing so many people’s opinions of this book over on Goodreads, I knew I had to do one. Many of these opinions have been very very mixed about the way Sarah J. Maas has taken with this book, with the plot of this book and what happens with the characters. So I thought I might put my own voice to this book.
As this book is set after A Court of Wings and Ruin, there will be slight spoilers for the A Court of Thorns and Roses series in this review. Beware the spoils if you aren’t caught up with this series.
A Court of Frost and Starlight picks up a few months after the ending of A Court of Wings and Ruin where the Inner Circle is getting ready for Winter Solstice. For the plot of this book, that is just it. Please just remember that this is a filler book and not a full-length novel.
While reading the book we see from the point of view of Feyre, Rhysand, Cassian, Mor, and Nesta. Out of the point of views, we see within this book, I think it’s a hard decision to pick the one I enjoyed the most. Through all of the PoV’s, we see the struggle they go through after the events of ACOWAR. Especially with Nesta.
I really enjoyed this book. Even though the characters are going round Velaris looking for presents. But we get to see how everything affected them after ACOWAR and obviously how the Inner Circle works now Feyre is fully acting as High Lady. I can see why people don’t like this book because of the fact they were just talking about presents but I think it was the right way to say goodbye to Rhysand and Feyre. They finally get a happy ending even though we know something is coming.
I loved the humour aspect of this book. Like any other Sarah J. Maas book, the humour was amazing. I really really love how the entire Inner Circle can just have constant banter with each other. All of the mentions with Rhysie is just ugh. SO many points in this book had me laughing out loud or just grinning so much while out in public. Honestly, with any Sarah J. Maas book there are two feelings you know you will be feeling; 1. laughing and 2. having your heart ripped out. There is never an in-between.
The thing I really really like, was the amount of pain we feel from Mor and Nesta. I kinda wish we saw more from Nesta’s PoV. But I hope we can see more from her in the next few books hopefully.
I love the amount of pain we feel from every character in this book. Especially with the people that live in Velaris. After the destruction of the city and to the number of people that were involved in the war, we get to see how it all affect them and how they deal with their pain. Emotions are a high thing within this book, all because of everything that happened within A Court of War and Ruin.
The thing I was really hesitant before going in this book was the way the author would count Tamlin in. Tamlin is the one character we all used to love in the beginning but now hate. But I was so unsure of the way the author would want to carry his story on. I was kinda hoping he would get a sort of happy ending, but it just seemed like his character is just in a little hole no one wants him out of. Maybe we would see him in the next few books but if we do, I really just want some sort of happy ending for him. Maybe the mate can finally come.
The only thing that just really really annoyed me in this was the number of times Feyre or Rhysand (or anyone!) said, mate. I understand being someone’s mate is amazing, but we didn’t honestly need to be reminded of that fact throughout the entire book. PLUS the sexual frustration between Feyre and Rhysand was just too much to take sometimes. I get but come on, keep it PG guys.
I really really enjoyed seeing the little bonus chapter for the next few books in this series. Even though the plot was kinda building within A Court of Frost and Starlight, that little bonus chapter gave us an insight in how the next chapter with these characters begin and hints at who the books will be following.. Even though Tamlin is stuck in the Spring Court, I kinda hope he is in the next few books…is it just me?
So that’s my review for A Court of Frost and Starlight. Overall, I did enjoy this book even though the plot of it was very basic. I really can’t wait to see how the rest of the series follows on especially there are so many unknowns for some of these characters.
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