Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight

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A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses novella) by Sarah J. Maas
Rating: 2/5

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.



I understand that this is just a filler, novella of the awesome series… BUUUT. This is far less than I’ve expected. I just don’t like it. It was like the whole book was spent with the characters whining except Feyre and Rhys (who were lovey-dovey all the time, it’s getting annoying). And no one was really happy except those two. And maybe, Amren and Varian too. But the others, they’re miserable and unhappy, it made me cringe. Yes, I know, sorrow and heartbreak is an essential part of the story, but, does it have to be on the entire book?! Even the Winter Solstice where they were supposed to be happy and reconcile didn’t give me that warm feeling of happiness. To be honest, I could go without reading it and wouldn’t miss much. I’ve always hated Nesta from Book 1, and after 4 books, I wish she wouldn’t be on the next. I just really hope the next book wouldn’t have this much anguish and loneliness.

One thought on “Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight

  1. I read somewhere on Instagram that book series these days are throwing in novellas almost as a requirement. That’s such a shame, really, because I think it gives novellas a bad reputation for people who normally don’t read them. There’s nothing wrong with novellas really. It’s just a short story. If the story is told well, then it should matter how long or short it is. It says more about the author and publisher when a bad book comes out than it does about the novella as a genre.


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