A Court Of Frost And Starlight Review: An Unwanted ‘Connecting’ Book

When I pre-ordered A Court Of Frost And Starlight, I did not know that it wasn’t a part of the series but rather a connecting link for the next main book. But since I love the series so much there was no way I would cancel my order. I was looking forward to this book as I got to know that it will kinda give a decent conclusion to Feyre and Rhysand’s story arc. Now Feysand is my favourite fictional couple so I can never really have enough of them, or so I thought. After reading this book, I realised maybe I have had enough of the two and would like to read more about the other couples especially Nesta and Cassian. Now I’m not sure if I gradually lost interest in Feysand or was the loss of interest induced by this book. Whatever it is, I was HUGELY disappointed by ACOFAS and did not expect such a plotless book to one of my favourite book series.   


A Court Of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Hope warms the coldest night.

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.

(Blurb as on Goodreads.com)

I LIKE A Court Of Frost And Starlight Because,

A Court Of Frost and Starlight Review

…err…nope I honestly didn’t like it. I did not hate it but I didn’t like it either. The only good thing about this book was a little update on Nessian’s story. I love the hate-to-love trope. Seeing how strong both of them are as individuals I can’t wait to see love bloom between the two of them. This makes me super excited for the next book in the series where we will get to see more of Nessian. yay!


I Do NOT Like A Court Of Frost And Starlight Because,

A Court Of Frost and Starlight Review

…after waiting for a year I wasn’t expecting to read THIS! I kept a tab on Amazon to be able to pre-order the book and felt restless when it did not arrive on time. When I finally had it in my hand, I was surprised to see how thin the book was. I knew this book isn’t a part of the actual series and is just a bridge between A Court of Wings and Ruin and the next book in the series but I still wasn’t expecting such a thin book with no plot whatsoever. The book is only about how everyone at the night court is coping with the after-effects of the war. A few pages into the book and I lost all interest in it. It was very clear that the book is not really going to take me anywhere but will only go round and round in the same place making it feel like I read something. Even after reading the book, I am not sure what I took back from it. The book was supposed to give a decent ending to the ‘FeySand’ arc but honestly, I did not enjoy it at all. Though Feyre and Rhysand are my favourite couple, I did not feel the romance in this book was as palpable as it was in A Court Of Mist And Fury. Of course, I did not expect some heavy lovemaking especially after a war but I think their romance could have been a little better especially if the book was meant to focus on them.    

Favourite Quotes in A Court Of Frost And Starlight

A Court Of Frost and Starlight Review

“Dangerous words, Rhysand,” Amren warned, strutting through the door, nearly swallowed up by the enormous white fur coat she wore. Only her chin-length dark hair and solid silver eyes were visible above the collar. She looked— “You look like an angry snowball,” Cassian said.”

“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.”

“Cassian had named about two dozen poses for Nesta at this point. Ranging from I Will Eat Your Eyes for Breakfast to I Don’t Want Cassian to Know I’m Reading Smut. The latter was his particular favorite.”

“I wished him peace and happiness, but I did not wish to see him. Speak with him. Deal with him. Not for a good long while. Perhaps forever.”


Final View: I do not see the point of this novella. I feel it did not do justice to my favourite couple FeySand. Also, there no important development happening in this book which means that skipping this will make no difference.


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