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.
Novella – New Adult – Fantasy
One year ago I read A Court of Wings and Ruins, I loved this book so damn much and it kind of broke me. Luckily I’ve had time to recover and miss this world and its characters. So needless to say I was extremely excited for this novella. Especially since Sarah J. Maas gave us a 300 pages novellas… talk about a bonus 😊.
So let’s get one thing straight right away, A Court of Frost and Starlight is nothing but a bonus for us fans. This is not a full novel nor is it a new tome in the series. For me, this book is a gift for the ACOTAR fans and in no way a mandatory read.
Indeed, not much happens in this book. It’s more about the characters and checking out on them after the events of ACOWAR. In this plus size epilogue, Sarah sets up a couple of things for what’s to come in the next books. With this novellas, we definitely have closure and realize that Rhys and Feyre’s story has come to an end. But for some other characters, the story is barely beginning.
“Stars flickered around us, sweet darkness sweeping in. As if we were the only souls in a galaxy.”
Furthermore, I loved that in A Court of Frost and Starlight we get different POVs. Off course, most of the chapters are told from Feyre or Rhys point of view to conclude their story. But every now and then we got a chapter from Mor or Cassian and even Nesta, and I loved that. It really allowed us to get a better understanding of these characters.
Also, I loved the humor in this book as well as the interactions between the characters. I loved seeing my favorite Illyrian babies… Rhys, Cassian, and Azriel always make me laugh and I am very fond of their relationship. The Night Court sarcasm was very present in this book, for my greatest pleasure.
To conclude, despite having pretty much no plot, I had a great time while reading A Court of Frost and Starlight. It gave me all the feels this series always does. If you’re a fan of the trilogy, I think you’ll enjoy this novella. If not, you might want to skip it.