Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) – Sarah J. Maas

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, even since the beginning of the year, you know I have a slight obession with Sarah J. Maas’ ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ series.

Because I simply cannot get enough, you best believe I have already demolished the new release in the series, A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1).

What did I think of the next installment in the ACOTAR series? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.

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31076583A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (May 1, 2018)

Print Length: 229 pages

Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins

Narrator: Amanda Leigh Coobb

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.

The Review

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) was a beautiful novella, meant to wrap up one story line and give way to another.

A Court of Frost and Starlight follows the fantastical tale of the characters we’ve come to love over the previous installments in the ACOTAR’s series as they learn to heal following the events that lead to the war against the king of Hybern.

For only a novella, Maas packed a lot of information in the pages of A Court of Frost and Starlight. Due to it be a novella, nothing really plot heavy happens, it is a simple story about a family trying to heal over the solstice celebration, while also bridging the gap between the previous three installments and what is yet to come. We get some really great scenes, one being between Rhys and Tamlin (yes you read that right), and more than a few quotable moments, including a throwback to “the stars who listen and the dreams that are answered.”

What A Court of Frost and Starlight lacks in the plot department it more than makes up for it in character development. The novella follows a few PoV including Feyre, Rhysand, Morrigan, Cassian, and Nesta. While this is the conclusion of Feyre and Rhysand being the main voices of the series, I felt as if Maas allowed us one final visit with some old friends before diving into a new set of books following Cassian, Nesta, and hopefully, Morrigan. I’m especially excited to see Nesta’s arc in future novels as Maas had no mercy in making her hit rock bottom.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 

Purchase Links

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indigo

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And those are my thoughts on A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas. Have any new adult fantasy recommendations you’d like to share? Leave them as a comment below and help my TBR grow.


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