A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

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The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we’d have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I’d now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.

This isn’t really an angry two crowns as much as I didn’t care what was going on in this book at all two crowns. It was what – 230 pages? 230 pages, and there were only a few things that I only truly enjoyed and found myself somewhat interested in.

Maybe I’ve outgrown this series? I’ve always had such ups and downs with this series with not enjoying the first one that much, loving the second book, and very much disliking the second book. This one, I really wanted to draw me in again and find those feelings I had with the second book in the series. I wanted to be immersed. I want to care about Cassian’s plights with the camp. I wanted to feel things for Nesta more than harshly critiquing her choices. I wanted to fall deep in Feyre and Rhysand’s ship again and feel the need for binge looking at fanart. I wanted to see crazy good development for Mor.

What I got instead was none of them. However, I did immensely enjoy Amren in this novel. She was the shining star, and I loved her so much more than I had before. I enjoyed the decorating of Feyre and Cassian and I really did enjoy the gift giving and it showcased the wonderful dynamics of the crew. I liked seeing Elain and Az bring out something special in each other.

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Cinderella kind of thought a ball would be involved somehow???

However, that’s about it. I feel like it did have more of a plot than I expected there to be (honestly, I was expecting to have a Hello, Plot, Are You There? It’s Me, Mandy moment). But I felt like no one progressed characterization wise, and nothing is really prompting me to pick up these next three books. Honestly, I’m really considering just stopping here.

Overall, it wasn’t a bad book, but I just felt that there is nothing really driving me forward to continue this series. I had no expectations for this book, and I really didn’t get too much in return. I think it’s fantastic for those that are really in deep with the book series because it did have a lot of fun moments, but if you’re one foot out the door with the series, I would say pass because it might have convinced me to call it quits. 2 crowns and a Cinderella rating!

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What do you think? What did you want from this book? What makes you call it quits on a series? How do you feel about this series? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

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32 thoughts on “A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

  1. I wanted to like it more. One of the few things I liked was Nesta and Cassian tension. I get why people are defending the book since it is a novella, but I expected more.

    And I wish the author would bloody decide about Mor and Az, who doesn’t deserve this back and forth. The issue is just dividing the fandom even more. I just hope the next instalment is better.

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  2. I’m so excited to read this book. Just like you, I was lukewarm with the first one, then really loved the second one, and thought the third one dragged in places. It’ll be interesting to see what I think of this one.

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