A Court of Frost and Starlight | 5 star review
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Also in this series: A Court of Mist and Fury
Published by Bloomsbury YA
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.
I was the first person to complain that A Court of Frost and Starlight was too short and I stand by that for all the right reasons. I WANT MORE. This seems to be a running trait with this series, I cannot wait for the next book to be released especially if the epilogue is anything to go by! I think this book is a wonderful bridge that explains everything that has happened between Hybern and what will happen in the next book. It shows exactly what the characters are getting up to and how they are coping with the aftermath of everything.
I LOVED the different point of views that were included in A Court of Frost and Starlight I think being able to read from another perspective then Feyre and Rhys made a huge difference! I loved seeing the way that each of them worked, thought and processed things. It definitely added more depth to the story and rounded the characters with a different dimension. I loved them all, I also think it was really important to the character development to see what they were going through from their perspective and not from someone else narrating what they thought they were going through.
I do think the plot was not the strongest. It was basically a warm and fuzzy book all the way through, which although I enjoyed, like really enjoyed if you’re looking for answers then this book will not be satisfying at all! I loved it because I think it was refreshing especially after all the doom and gloom of the last book, plus it was nice to see the characters be themselves without the threat of invasion or war. I really enjoyed that aspect but completely agree with the reviews that say there isn’t much substance to the story and plot.
The best part of A Court of Frost and Starlight was probably seeing Tamlin and the consequences of his actions. I definitely think that some of the internal conflicts and problems that were talked about in this book were dealt with well. Especially seeing as he was the main reason for the war that killed so many people. PLUS it was nice to see that he hadn’t bounced back, found himself a new woman and moved on, because I think that would have just made me mad, to be honest! I also think Nesta falls into this category as well, watching her deal with everything humanises her in a way she wasn’t before.
I would really recommend this book if you are a fan of the series, but make sure you go into this book knowing that it’s not going to be earth-shattering on the plot front. Just expect warm and fuzzy and you’ll be good.
Have you read this series? What did you think of the novella? Let me know in the comments