A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.5) by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thrones and Roses #3.5
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on May 1, 2018
Genres: Fae, Young Adult
Pages: 232
Format: eBook
Source: Library
Purchase on: Amazon// Barnes & Noble// BookBub
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Feyre, Rhysand, and their friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly altered world beyond, recovering from the war that changed everything. But Winter Solstice is finally approaching, and with it, the joy of 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, her concern for those dearest to her deepens. They have more wounds than she anticipated-scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.
Bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin with the later books in the series, A Court of Frost and Starlight explores the far-reaching effects of a devastating war and the fierce love between friends.


I really, honestly, did not want to read this. I thought book one of the acotar series was okay. I really enjoyed book two. Book three was just okay. After hearing spoilers about A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas, I thought there was no way I would put myself through a book I knew I would hate. And yet here I am.

You’re going to ask why I would pick this up, knowing I would hate it. Well, I wanted to be proven wrong. I wanted to read this and have it not be as bad as I thought it would be. Sadly, it was worse. My absolute favorite character in this series, my best girl that I would kill for, Nesta Archeron whom I’ve loved even in the first book when she was nothing but a caricature of a mean sister, she is absolutely destroyed. Any kind of hope that may have been lingering for her in subsequent books, for Nesta being treated with love and kindness is absolutely dashed. She is going through PTSD from the war and more. No one cares. Well, that’s a lie. They care but only because she isn’t happy and smiling and being the sycophant they desire. The person that is supposed to be her mate belittles and ridicules her.

But, let’s say you don’t care for Nesta and want to know if you should read this. No. Don’t. Because there is literally nothing that happens here. This entire thing felt like a cheap money grab. We follow characters around as they prepare for holidays, do holiday shopping, and then belittle Nesta. That’s the entirety of the book. I thought, when I heard that as a spoiler, there was no way. Well, they weren’t wrong. Currently, it is on sale for around $8 USD on amazon and if I’d paid that instead of borrowing this from the library, I would’ve been even more outraged. There is not $8 worth of story.

Do not pick up A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas. I do not recommend this. If you enjoyed the first three books in the series and thought about continuing, think how things get better, they don’t. Nothing happens in this and if you’re dead set on continuing this series (as I unfortunately did), you are free to skip this and go straight to A Court of Silver Flames instead, which I’ll review right after this.


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