A Court of Frost and Starlight is the Novella in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and it takes place after the third book.
Review contains Spoilers for the previous books!
After the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin we were left wondering what will happen after the big battle. How is the world adapting to the change? How are the characters dealing with the losses they had to endure?
Several months later, many wounds have yet to heal. For now Velaris is bedded in snow and everyone is busy with preparations for the Winter Solstice in one week. The date also marks the one-year “anniversary” that Feyre was saved by Rhys from the Spring Court and Tamlins talons.
In this novella Sarah J Maas is wrapping up Rhysand and Feyre’s story for good. It functions as a bridge between the third and fourth book, where we’ll get new POVs and a new storyline. Of course there are still major storylines that’ll continue throughout the rest of the series.
The main POVs in this book are Feyre and Rhys, but we’re also getting a few chapters from Cassian, Nesta and Mor’s point of views. I liked to read from their perspectives as well.
There isn’t really much else to say, because it’s a novella and it didn’t happen a lot.
The first half of the book contains basically only the winter solstice preparations, everyone searching for presents and Feyre and Rhys cooing how much they want each other …
In the second half the story begins to develop a bit, not much, but towards the end we can start to see where the series will go from now on.
I actually wasn’t that excited for the rest of the series, but after the first peak for book four it could be fun! And I want to see how the character is doing there, you know 😀
So far my review didn’t sound like I enjoyed the novella, but I did enjoy it.
I mean, I’m glad that Feyre’s and Rhy’s story is ending, because I feel like everything is said and their story really is done. It was great to get this novella to come to a definite end with it and letting us know some things that we might have wondered later on. There are so many great characters in the series and putting the spotlight on some of the other ones from now on will be good.
I loved to read about Velaris in the snow. The city always sounds magical, but with snow even more. Also thumbs up for Sarah to include period-talk in her books, makes it just so much more realistic.
To summarize it in a few words: I liked it, didn’t loved it, but it did it’s job as a novella and I can see what Maas is trying to achieve with putting it in between the series.
Star Rating: 3.5/5
Favorite characters: Cassian, Amren
Favorite Quote: “And in the end, though, we’d saved each other. All of us had.”