Book Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

31076583Hope 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.

Let’s put aside my complicated relationship with Sarah J. Maas. How I manage to both die-hard ship Feyre and Rhysand and yet frequently roll my eyes when, for the millionth-kajillionth time, they gush about how they love each other and they’re perfect for each other and bleugh bleugh feelings. Here’s the thing about A Court of Frost and Starlight: it’s completely unneccesary.

I heard that ACOFAS was supposed to bridge the original ACOTAR trilogy and the sequel trilogy, which lead me to believe that super-important information was going to be given out here.

Nope. It wasn’t. Not even close. This is just Christmas-lite in fairyland with next to no plot. Look, worldbuilding has never been this series’ strong suit. We all know we’re just showing up for the sexual tension and melodrama. But this is so clearly a holiday from our world copy-pasted into the world of Prythain with literally nothing changed. They decorate with fir boughs. They exchange presents. It felt lazy and cheapened the setting.

Also, here are some other little things that annoy me:
– SJM has this habit of writing questions that don’t end in question marks and it’s the worst
– I am and will always be very weirded out by how male and female is used instead of man and woman

However, you might have noticed that I gave this book two stars. And that is 100% because, goddammit, I am so invested in Cassian and Nesta and need more of these two. They’re both so bickery and angry and it’s great. Damn you, Sarah, you’ve done it again! I am going to buy whatever comes next because I need to see these two get together. Just next time, maybe remember the plot. Thanks in advance.

Verdict: skip it

Have you read ACOFAS? What did you think? What are your favourite novellas? Do you think they should add something plotwise to the story or are you fine with them just being fun cut scenes?

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