Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight 
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Release Date: May 1, 2018

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. 

I found myself hugely disappointed. 

Was there a plot to this novella? Did I miss it?

In my honest opinion, It just felt flat. I'm so unhappy with myself. I wish I had enjoyed it since I love this series so much. Sadly, it was not meant to be. 

Feyre and Rhys are so great together and it shows in this story too, it's the rest of the plot that doesn't make sense to me.

Nothing was gained from the "family" dynamics. Both sisters remained unhappy with their immortal status and believe me, I get it, but I was hoping for at least both of them becoming more resigned with their new status.

Elain doesn't want anything to do with Lucien. Lucien is spending more and more time away from his mate. Elain seems to like Azriel a little too much. 

Mor is still hiding herself from everyone who cares about her and she can't find the strength to retaliate against the people who've hurt her. 

Then, there is Cassian and Nesta. Neither is talking to each other. Whatever happened during the battle and the King is nothing but a memory. Nesta as always seems to blame Feyre for everything that happened to her. She doesn't do anything to reconnect with her sisters. She's distant, angry and cruel (She's sleeping around and flaunting it. Poor Cassian).

In other words, it's all still a mess and If you're expecting action, there's none. 

Ok, so to not be all negative, things I did like:

The scene with all of them and the gift exchange. 
Rhys going a second time to see Tamlin.
Feyre painting again.
Feyre and the tapestry weaver. 
The cake Elain did for Feyre. 
The three Illyrian babies playing. 
Rhys last gift to Feyre.
Feyre's gift to Rhysand.

The excerpt at the end of the book was a good one. It makes me hopeful. 

Cliffhanger: No

2.5/5 Fangs

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