A tender addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin and upcoming books.
Feyre, Rhysand, and their friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly altered world beyond, recovering from the war that changed everything. But Winter Solstice is finally approaching, and with it, the joy of 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, her concern for those dearest to her deepens. They have more wounds than she anticipated-scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.
Bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin with the later books in the series, A Court of Frost and Starlight explores the far-reaching effects of a devastating war and the fierce love between friends.
Just good enough
So I loved the little glimpses into the relationships and the break from all the crazy action but I felt the switch perspectives was too forced.
Hear me out.
I know a lot of people are kind of disappointed with this, but I loved it. It was just the right thing for me to end the series (for now) as I got a little glimpse of their lives after the war. I will take any small part of story SJM will give because I love the characters and story so much.
But SJM also explains a little on why it’s a novella and her reasons are perfectly sound.
Nesta’s story is supposedly next after this, so I am excited!
A sweet story
This is probably my least favorite so far, but it was a very heart warming account. I appreciated the focus on love and family and healing after the whirlwind of ACOWAR. It was pleasant to read, but I prefer the keeps-me-on-the-edge-of-my-seat storytelling of Maas’s previous books.