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

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Trigger Warning: Sex scenes

A Court of Frost and Starlight was a lovely mini-conclusion to the first trilogy in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. I loved how it combined all of the familiar characters from the Night Court to tell a story that was completely different from what we have seen in the rest of the series.

A Court of Frost and Starlight seemed very removed from the rest of this series, in a sense. Unlike the previous three books, it seemed quite tame and quiet, as it was not action-packed with gruesome battle and tensions in and between the seven courts of Prythian, like in the previous three books. But I have to say that I did love this contrast, and the festive-ness of the Winter Solstice (it reminded me of Christmas!).

The way that this book was narrated from a variety of characters was something that I particularly enjoyed. This was because when something tense happened, I would be excited and interested to see what each character thought, and how they were affected by it. Also, the artwork at the beginning of each chapter was so beautiful – it reminded me of the paintings that Feyre was doing at the beginning of this series, in her small cottage with her father and her sisters. Could this be what it was representing? Or maybe it was representing the swirls that Feyre’s got on her arms on the cover of this book?

Whenever I see a quote from a book on its front or back cover, I’m always reading and trying to spot the quote. So by the time I got to the final chapter, I thought that I’d probably missed it, but it turns out I hadn’t (it was the last line in the book!). I do love the quote though:

“To the stars who listen – and the dreams that are answered.”

Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Frost and Starlight

I’d say that A Court of Frost and Starlight was probably the easiest book in the series for me to read. Maybe this could have been because it was the shortest book, or there were less battles and tensions to keep track of in my head. Either way though, I did find it an enjoyable read.

I am currently planning to continue the series when A Court of Silver Flames is released early next year. This may be because this book has made me ship two of the characters, and I really want to see what happens next between these two characters! So this might not be my last review to do with this series…

Thank you for reading this post.

Hannah

 

4 thoughts on “Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight – Sarah J. Maas

    1. I agree – I do love reading a massive fantasy series, as I love how the storylines develop. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is an amazing example of this – the seventh book ends in a completely different way to how the first book starts.

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      1. Series I love: in a way, mythology can count

        1. Avalon
        2. Sister’s Grimm
        3. Land of Stories
        4. Harry Potter
        5. Chronicles of Narnia
        6. Percy Jackson
        7. Shades of Magic
        8. His Dark Materials (I don’t like the title though)

        Part actually comes from the fact that some of those series are long

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