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

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

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This review is a part of a series of book reviews where, instead of providing a star rating review for each book, I provide the top three things I like about each book, and the top three things I dislike about each book. This means that even if I absolutely adore a book, I’m still going to find three dislikes to list and even when I despise a book, I’ll still find the three things that I enjoyed. Then you get to decide if the book sounds right for you.

Because of the nature of this review, there will occasionally be some spoilers, though I do my best to minimize them as to not completely ruin the story for those who haven’t read it. Although, if you’re like me, I personally adore spoilers and they usually just convince me to read the book more. But, in the name of due diligence, read at your own risk. 

**Some spoilers included.**

This book probably doesn’t really deserve it’s own dedicated review post since it is a novella and not a full-length novel. However, I decided to write a full post on it because I didn’t realize this initially, and thought it might be nice to let other people know. When I looked up this series originally, it said that there were four books. Therefore, after finishing the third book, I was both excited and curious to see what the fourth book would bring. You can imagine my disappointment when I started this book only to realize it’s actually a novella, and not a very good one at that. Am I the only one who was lead astray by Amazon listing the series as if it were four full-length novels?

Anyway, here are my thoughts.

Top 3 Likes:

  1. The visits between Rhys and Tamlin. It was an interesting dynamic to read and I was glad that Rhys was the character to see how things were going over there as it wouldn’t have the same impact from another character.
  2. Rhys getting kicked out of the sauna.
  3. Elain not falling head over heels for the mating bond. I kind of hate when characters go from zero to sixty just because of mating bond. So good for her for doing her and taking time for herself.

Top 3 Dislikes:

  1. Read like fanfiction, and not even very good fanfiction. Trust me, I’ve read my fair share of FFs over the years and the holiday/gift giving FF has been done by everyone.
  2. I thought this book was supposed to kind of be a bridge between this book and the Nesta book feature coming next, but I didn’t actually feel like anything happened to move the plot forward. No character growth, no real plot setup, just a lot of cringey fluff.
  3. Kinda annoyed Feyre wants babies already. I’m like girl you literally have centuries ahead of you. Take it easy. Enjoy your life. You just finished with a war. Breathe. Enjoy your mate. Your bio clock isn’t counting down nearly as quickly as the rest of ours.

Overall Thoughts:

Honestly, I wish that I hadn’t read this book. I would’ve rather ended on the higher note of the third book, and not have this fluff be my last memories of the story. I do think there are certain people who appreciate this type of Hallmark love story type stuff, but it’s just never been my personal jam.

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