A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT
Written by Sarah J Maas
Published by Bloomsbury, May 1, 2018
My star rating: 5 stars
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. Find it on Goodreads
This book felt like coming home to a house full of family, all giving me warm and loving hugs. It wasn’t perfect, but it was everything I was anticipating and more!
Not a whole lot happens in this book. It kind of acts like the bridge that combines the ACOTAR trilogy with the upcoming trilogy. The war is over, and now they’re left to relax, heal, and put all the pieces back together. This book follows all of our well loved characters as they attempt to regain normalcy, and I was all in for it! For so long these characters have fought for their lives and freedom. It was really nice to be able to step back and see what their true desires are and what they hope for their futures. Seeing them focus on their relationships, friendships, and so much more was just heartwarming.
What I loved most of all were the chapters with the perspectives of Cassian, Mor, and Az. While I do love Feyre and Rhysand (of course Rhys!), it’s Az who has my heart! Sadly, I wished there was more from him, but we got a little more about Cassian and he’s a close second!
There were a few eye rolling moments though. If I had 5$ for every time I read the word “mate”, I would be a damn millionaire! I get it. They’re mates. But I don’t need to be reminded of this 5 times on every page! And the sex scenes (as to which there were many) were so cheesy and cringy sometimes!! But, it’s what we expect and love from Sarah J Maas – and I’m absolute trash for it!
I can’t say too much more without spoilers. As I’ve said, not a whole lot happens as this is a bridge novella between 2 trilogies. Even though it was really unnecessary, I still loved every minute of it!
Until next time, happy reading!