TITLE: A Court of Frost and Starlight
SERIES: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
PUBLICATION DATE: May 1st 2018
NUMBER OF PAGES: 272
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury YA
GENRE: New Adult, Romance, Fantasy
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
final rating for the book: 3.25 stars
“I love you,” he breathed. “More than life, more than my territory, more than my crown.”
i love this series. i really do. i didn’t think i would like any books from SJM
because of the disaster called Throne of Glass, this made me fall in love with her writing. but what the flying fuck was this?
okay. okay. i did kind of like this – a little bit. the only reason why i am not fuming with rage is because i love these characters, and i don’t really mind reading about them again. but… A Court of Frost and Starlight has no substance – that’s what annoys me!
mind you, i didn’t rate this two stars. i am upset because this book shouldn’t have been made, but like i said, the characters i just really love
well maybe except for Feyre and Nesta at this point because they were annoying the fuck out of me and i want to read more about them. it did give me, some sort of satisfaction in that regard, revisiting them, and seeing how things were going with them. but other than that, this was an absolute failure – even the fucking sex wasn’t great.
i love bullets so here are my bulleted thoughts on this book.
► the plot of this story was ridiculous. the entire book was about feyre bitching about what to give Rhysand for Winter’s Soltice. yeah. basically, that’s about it. oh, and let’s not forget her aversion to spending money, which i do not get at all. you love these people. why do you not want to go buy and give them shit? i just don’t get it.
► and because of that shitty plot, it made Feyre a shitty character.
► can i also mention how much i hated her shitty sister, Nesta? oh my god! i want to stab that woman. look, i get that she must have gone through a lot after what happened with Hybern. but for real, what the heck are you doing with your life. what the hell did you do with her, SJM? i don’t undestand. how can people sympathize with her when she is acting like that. how can people root for her, when she is like that. i don’t get it. i mean, all this ranting about Nesta is because of that preview for the next book, which i would be reading
even if it’s going to be about her who i want to stab to death because of my baby Cassian. so anyways, don’t expect to like Nesta here because you won’t.
► this is obviously just a set up for the next book. you see how SJM set up tiny pieces into place for a build up for the next one.
► what the hell happened to Mor? what happened to the fiesty, confident woman i’ve met in the past three books? why did her character took a step backward instead of forward. what is going on?
► i’m kinda digging the Elain and Azriel love thing. but what about Lucien? i want Lucien to be okay too, plus he didn’t deserve all the shit Feyre said to him.
see, i told you Feyre was pretty shitty here.
► i loved being back to Velaris. being back to the City of Starlight. i wanted to see more of it though. you only get the characters doing window shopping, not much else.
► Amren and this dude (who i can’t remember the name) from the Day Court (i think) are a thing for real. I love it.
► Feyre wants to control her sisters. i guess it’s because she feels responsible for what happened to them, and their father, but she needs to loosen up. none of this was her fault. they were all victims of circumstances.
► i feel so bad for Tamlin. everyone’s hating on him, even the readers, but like i said on my review on A Court of Wings and Ruin, he was a victim, just like the rest of them. would i completely discount what he did to Feyre and Rhys’ mother and sister? of course not. but we must understand that he is also suffering from PTSD. seeing someone die in front of you (read the first book if you don’t know what i mean), would take a toll on you mentally and emotionally. anyways, yeah. i feel terrible for him. he kinda deserves it, but then again he did try to make it right towards the end of the last book, so why the fuck did Rhys have to bury him deeper in the mud?
► sex in the air? really? lol.
► of all the characters in this book, i think Elain is the one that stayed the same. she was trying to get better, which i liked. she wasn’t being a dick like Nesta. she was handling the situation with Lucien really well. she doesn’t want to be mated, so fuck him, is her answer to the mating thing, which i liked. she didn’t disrespect Lucien or anything, just make him feel that she wasn’t interested.
► there was a bit of slut-shaming from Amren and Rhys, which completely caught me off guard. i didn’t appreciate the things that Nesta has been doing, but what she does with her body is her concern, and no one elses. they can’t go judging people like that. what the fuck? were they forgetting that this was Feyre’s sister they were talking about. i get the honesty, but they should be at least more understading about her situation. heck, i hate Nesta but i feel bad for them badmouthing her like that.
► Rhys. oh my baby Rhys. okay there were times he was getting annoying because all he wants to talk about is sex. lol. sex on the brain quite literally. mate mate mate.
i want to poke my eye with a pencil everytime there is a mention of this word! oh how i’m so lucky i got my mate. wtf. anyways, the thing i love most about Rhys was how much he wants to help Feyre. he encourages her to do whatever she can do to heal herself. he doesn’t hover over her like she’s a fragile vase that might break anytime. he lets her be. i love that.
so there’s that. i wish sjm just released an actual book and not a novella because this really is very disappointing. i never thought i’d say it, but yes i kinda didn’t like this.
the only reason i didn’t rate this lower is because i already love these characters and want to get to know them more, other than that, this would have probably been a 2 star book.