A Court of Frost and Starlight

A Court of Frost and Starlight

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feyrerhys
Sep 14, 2018

I love Sarah J. Maas Books and this novella was cute. It gave some more insight to the characters and there relationships and it also gave a spoiler for Feyre and Rhys future! I'm so excited for the next book!

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AConsolver
Sep 06, 2018

5 Stars - I highly recommend if you have read the ACoTaR series!

This book picks up where the final book in the trilogy left off, and creates a bridge to the three spin off novels that Maas will write next.

I'm not going to give spoilers about this one, but I absolutely loved this teeny tiny novella! Being back in my favorite fictional world, with the characters, etc. was a dream. This is set at Winter Solstice, so it had a lovely wintery/hygge/holiday sort of vibe to it. I loved seeing what happened with the characters after the trilogy, what was going on in the world, and seeing a sneak peek for the first spin off book has me super excited to read it!! Squee! I had a pretty good guess where this novella would go, and where at least one of the spin offs would go.. and I think I was pretty spot on, but also pleasantly surprised. Don't go into this expecting a ton of plot, it's been described as a novella and a bridge book for a reason! Just enjoy it!

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SylviaWvong
Aug 24, 2018

Great book, but not quite like the other books by SJM. This one focuses on relationships and emotions, so there aren't any cool battle scenes. Still a great book though.

PimaLib_ChristineR Aug 24, 2018

What is this? I mean, it's the length of a novel, but it's called "3.1" in the series and evidently we'll be gifted with another non-book before the "actual" fourth novel in the series. I'm really glad I got this from the library and didn't buy a copy.

On the upside, this is a nice little slice-of-life story about the friends rebuilding and adjusting to life after the recent war with the King of Hybern. Characters are moved on the board a bit to get ready for the next act. We see a couple of set-ups for new conflict and one possible creepy creature.

On the downside, this is literally a slice-of-life vignette about the characters being ready for and celebrating solstice (cough*Christmas*cough). I'd place this squarely in the romance novel category, a category I don't read, but imagine to be filled with this type of relentless thinking about, almost having, and finally having sex, written in the kind of detail and with word choices that can be so cringey that Penthouse Forum seems like literature in comparison.

While some disliked the shopping, which was second only to descriptions of sex, I did like the idea of Feyre getting used to having money to spend and her guilt over having more than others. She also deals with survivor's guilt and how best to use her gifts to help rebuild her kingdom.

If you want to know what happens, check it out, don't buy it.

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AwesomeNadja
Aug 16, 2018

I didn't realize the book was a novella but I loved it all the same. I was honestly a little worried that Sara J. Maas was going to stretch a series that had already "ended", but this little book was a perfect addition that gave us a look into their normal lives when they weren't stopping doomsday or a world war. It made me nostalgic because of all the references from the previous books and the ending was so happy it made me cry! I recommend this book to everyone who has read the series or is a fan of Sara J. Maas.

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Linyarai
Jul 09, 2018

I read this for the "a book with a 6-word title" part of my 2018 reading challenge. I loved it, it's a perfect continuation of the series.

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Fa613
Jun 20, 2018

This book is strongly reminiscent to the Christmas specials found in popular TV shows. Not particularly plot driven or character building, but refreshing and well written all the same.

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Doobie2_0
Jun 16, 2018

I really enjoyed this book and all of the series. Keep up the good work.

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Nymeria23
Jun 14, 2018

Another addition to this amazing series- it pulled me right back in and just gave me so much enjoyment reading it. Half of me wishes more had happened but the other half is just happy to read about the characters trying to settle into this life.

It was a good book and I was satisfied while reading it

DBRL_BriannaD Jun 08, 2018

I suppose I didn't realize that this was a novella going in. I was a little disappointed when I picked up this rather slim book, but only because I wanted more! This is a refreshing look into the Winter Solstice at the Night Court, as the characters focus on rebuilding after the war--physically and emotionally. Very little happens plot-wise, but Maas does set some story lines up for the future. Her writing is satisfying as ever, and this book renewed my interest in the characters and world. Though I've gotta say, Maas reaaally overuses the phrase "by way of greeting." Seriously. Come up with something else! All in all, the book is well worth your time--especially since it's such a quick read!

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sandyblan00
Jun 06, 2018

Similar to TV shows like Downton Abby, this is the Christmas special book to the Court of Thorns and Roses series. Set at Winter Soltice with celebration and gift giving, we are sent back to check on our heroes, heroines, villians, and others to see how they are faring. That's about it. No action, no drama, and maybe a plot. Basically, a filler to the next book. Nice, but not exciting.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 23, 2018

I don’t understand why this novella exists. Any work of fiction, from short story to epic, needs a beginning, middle and end. A Court of Frost and Starlight fails to have even the basic structure that would render it a complete story. There’s no climax, no central conflict, barely even a semblance of non-superfluous character development. A few inconsequential conversations are had, Sarah trots out her usual litany of empty platitudes, and then the novella ends. If there’s a silver lining to A Court of Frost and Starlight, it’s that the whole thing is “only” 200-odd pages. That’s 200 pages in which essentially nothing happens but seeing as Sarah gets wordier and wordier with every publication, you know it could get even more mind-numbingly boring than it already is. With the rapid pace at which Maas is churning out at least two huge novels a year, it’s not surprising that editing has been completely tossed out the window. Overall, this book was horrible, and a waste of time. I highly recommend skipping this book altogether since it does nothing for the plot. Rating – 1/5.
- @Average_Bookworm of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

What. A. Story. I truly love her writing and am never disappointed. Here, we have a novella/bridge of sorts, between the three "A court of" books and the next three to come. I was hooked from the first page and left enthralled at the last, where it ended with the heartbreaking excerpt for the next book. It saddens me to see that Feyre and Rhysand's story has come to an end, but it is one that I am deeply content with. I do have to say, this is very "fan-fiction-y" for all the fans out there, so read on, but tread with care! To all the dreamers out there - this is only the beginning. 5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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JHope24601
May 22, 2018

I absolutely loved this book! While it is a novella and far shorter than the previous books, I still found it completely enjoyable. I loved being able to see the Inner Circle interact together (especially under far less stress than the previous books). The book doesn't necessarily add anything plot wise but it does add some small details that Sarah may pursue in the next series. Overall I found this a quick, fun, and enjoyable read and highly recommend fans of the ACOTAR series pick up and read.

AshleyF2008 May 11, 2018

Nothing in this book is integral to the series. It is more of a glimpse at our characters after the events in Court of Wings and Ruin. I still enjoyed it, though, more than that last book....So my anticipation for the next book in the series is more hopeful.

I was disappointed in the book. There isn't much of a story-getting ready for Winter Solstice without much info on its importance or meaning. It turns out not much different then a holiday most of us celebrate. They have all turned into very heavy drinkers and should be introduced to AA. Just a bunch of we need to watch out for this group, and keep an eye on this group again without any new info on these different groups. I'm just glad I didn't buy this book. I'll give the next one a chance, then we'll see.

DCLteens May 05, 2018

While I found this to be more of a filler book it was still well worth my time. That bonus chapter from the next book in the series - I want it now!

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RebelBelle13
May 04, 2018

This novella is a beautiful, quick, and satisfying addition to the ACOTAR universe. While nothing major happens, it serves as a happy closure to Feyre and Rhys's personal story, and a beginning to so many others, primarily Nesta, Cassian, Elain, and Lucien. There were no chapters that felt forced or not needed. After the intense book that was A Court of Wings and Ruin, it was nice to slow down and see the post war every day lives of the Night Court.
My favorite characters here were far and away Rhys and Feyre, and my least favorites were her sisters, Elain and Nesta- which isn't much different from the previous 3 books. Nesta becomes even more of a horrible person, and Elain is better here, but not by much.
The sneak peek at the end of the novel for the next book gives us a bit of a hint who the next trilogy will be about, and I'm hoping that they go through some SERIOUS character growth, or I may end up throwing the book across the room. But of course I'll still read it. And now, the wait for the next ACOTAR book begins.
(Content warning- there is a sex scene in here.)

LoganLib_Kirra May 02, 2018

A Court of Frost and Starlight is a new novella from Sarah J. Maas set after the events of her books in the Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy. In this short book we get to read about how the surviving characters are faring after the massive events of the last book and what is in store for them in the next trilogy. Personally, I don't think you need to read this book to pick up at the next trilogy and it was all sort of obvious information but for any big fan of the book it's still amazing to read more new content about your favourite characters!


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