Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight

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An adorable and domestic “calm before the storm” book, A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas is more of a fanfiction than it is a novel.

Following Feyre, Rhysand, and the Court of Dreams after the events of the novel A Court of Wings and Ruin, this companion tale dictates the events following the war against King Hybern and the festivities of the Winter Solstice. Simultaneously melancholy and uplifting, the book doesn’t have much of a storyline, but rather wistfully gives insight into each character’s thoughts.

Unfortunately A Court of Frost and Starlight is fairly disappointing when compared to the rest of the series; Rhysand and Feyre rarely spend time together, instead merely complaining about not getting to spend enough time together. Though it has its heartwarming moments, the overall tone of the novel feels depressing, and even though the book is relatively short, reading felt tedious and boring at times, especially because it lacked the banter that fans of the series had come to love.

For fans of Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series, A Court of Frost and Starlight is an intriguing read—otherwise, it’s not worth the time.