A Court Of Frost & Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Genre/Themes/Demo: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: May 1st 2018
Page Count: 229
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.
Initial Post Reading Thoughts
What happened? This was awful, dull and a waste of time & money.
What I Liked
Azriel. That’s it. One single character, who barely speaks a word, is the one thing I liked about this story. Give me a whole story about Azriel and I’ll be a happy camper.
What I Didn’t Like
The writing. It felt like fanfiction. Honestly, I don’t know what happened here. Sure, the writing wasn’t the best thing I have ever read in the initial trilogy either…but it wasn’t this bad. I found myself skimming through a lot of this book…and considering it’s only 229 pages, that’s saying something.
The irrelevance. Literally nothing of relevance happened. I’m so sick of Feyre and Rhys and their storyline. It was fun at first and I loved reading about them in A Court Of Mist & Fury (which I gave 4.5 stars!), but their story has become repetitive and boring. I’m so glad the new novels will be focusing on other characters…which is honestly what I was hoping this novel was going to do.
The production. This should never have been printed as a hard cover novel and sold for the same full price as one. This is a novella at best and would have been better suited as an e-novella for a fraction of the cost.
Overall, I’m bored and over it. There was nothing good or relevant about this story other than the set up at the very end for the new books in the series. At least I got the pre-order pin I guess?
About The Author
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel,is available now. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.
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