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

I feel like I somewhat lost the ability to produce a book review??? lmao

i’ve been going through a book slump so i suppose that’s it

as well as the fact that i’ve had a mosquito pester around my room for the past four days.


Name: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: May 1, 2018


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.

Book Cover Comments

It’s probably my favorite ACOTAR cover because 1. we get to see Feyre’s sexy butt 2. the dress is gorgeous 3. the border work by Charlie Bowater is pretty darn amazing

 The Actual Review

I’ve heard a lot of mixed feelings about ACOFAS: you either liked it or you didn’t like it. I felt it was pretty good. The best part was definitely when we get to see Feyre and Rhys break down (not the cry break down) into something so completely raw in one COUGH scene, also thank the lord that we get that promised wall COUGH stuff that shit was amazing honestly

Feyre and Rhys in such a vulnerable state and letting their raw emotions explode was so rich and heartbreaking: I couldn’t help but swoon not only the fact that they were connected not only in the mind, but in the heart as well. It was truly truly beautiful.

While I must admit some parts of the book mildly bore me out and the book is rather slow, considering the fact that this short but not short novella occured over probably the course of a few days, would make the pace understandable. I personally didn’t exactly enjoy the Illyrian camp bits simply because I solely cared about the development of the inner circle.

It’s also nice to see Sarah bridging some of the characters and their process in healing (or not healing), especially with the Archeron sisters. I think that their development is the most interesting out of everyone (i mean, literally everyone else in the actual inner circle has been thru enough to know what to do) and will be something I’m gonna look forward into next book. Feyre, especially has been damaged quite inside-out, more than I actually thought she would go. To see her to be able to start to regain her strength and to finally be able to take a step forward is probably something any reader would enjoy.

I must say I’d prefer if Nesta and Cassian can just properly establish their relationship and how they view each other, but apparently, their story will be left for the next novella so that’ll be exciting! The depiction of Nesta near the end truly gave me chills: I’m totally curious for her development in the next book; in fact, she’s the one who needs the most healing out of everyone.

You’ll get a glimpse of Tamlin and what is left at the Spring Court, and the way I imagined it left the picture knawing at my heart for the fact that it was just…. well you can guess or not guess.

Some others say that this book will probably bring out the best impact if released over winter solstice since, this novella is literally about winter solstice, but overall, it’s a nice short and bridging read in the ACOTAR series that gets me looking forward to the following novellas!

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Joanne is the narcissistic founder of her book blog, Joanne Lumiere. Born and raised in Hong Kong, this 18 year old brat is currently attending college in Los Angeles, and still doesn't know how to read books with sophistication, and yet she runs a blog.

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