Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
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.
Note: This review the wrought with A Court of Thorns and Roses/Mist and Fury/Wings and Ruin spoilers, so if you haven’t read any of those books yet, skip this review.
If you haven’t read this book, however, no worries.
I keep wanting more Rhys and Feyre and the thought that this is the last book from their POVs is heartbreaking, but understandable.
Afterall, there will never be another A Court of Mist and Fury, no matter how many books continue Rhys and Feyre’s story.
I’ve learned not to compare any of the ACOTAR books with ACOMAF because it is extremely rare for a book to make me feel the was ACOMAF did.
The tension and the falling… you can’t replicate that once a couple as epic as Rhys and Feyre are finally together.
Even when SJM tried to continuously tear them apart.
That being said, there sparks still flew as I read this book. The plot was interesting, but less so than the other books. It felt, not just in length, very much like a novella.
Like a little something extra that needed to be told.
My love for the inner circle continued to deepen just as my interest in everyone’s stories did, too.
I cannot wait for the spinoffs.
The only disappointment I truly felt was in Feyre’s sisters, which has been the case in every single one of these books so far.
This may be an unpopular opinion, but I kind of loathe Nesta and Elain.
Elain is whiny and flighty (not in a cute way). Nesta is just a raging b*tch.
In no way do I think Nesta is good enough for Cassian at this point. And I might cry if Elain ends up with Azriel because Az is one of my favorite characters aside from Rhys and also… POOR LUCIEN!
Did anyone else go down with the Mor and Azriel ‘ship?
I shipped Mor and Azriel so hard and when Mor confessed that she isn’t interested in men, my heart shattered. The only story I wanted just as much as Rhys and Feyre, was Mor and Azriel.
Now, there is no going back and the hints that Azriel could end up with whiny, delicate little Elain makes me want to cry.
Anyway, can you tell I’m invested in this series?
I enjoyed this book, it was no ACOMAF, but I’ve come to the understanding that there likely will be no other book like it again.
Audiobook Performance: 5 stars
Amanda Leigh Cobb is no Jennifer Ikeda (who narrated the first two books), but her voice is similar and I could tell she definitely took the time to study how Jennifer used her voice and implemented it in this book.
Butterfly Rating: 4 Stars
It’s really hard to have a lot of butterflies when a book is a continuation of a relationship between two characters, but it happened this time!
Re-read Worthiness: Yes
I’ve reread this series about a million times already, I’m sure I will reread it again.
Bookshelf Placement: Yes!
I have an entire display for this series!
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars
I mean, he is the Book Boyfriend with which I measure all Book Boyfriends.