Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J Maas
My Rating: 2/5 stars
Sarah J Maas, author of the Throne of Glass series and the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, deemed it necessary to bridge the gap between the first trilogy of the ACOTAR books with the spin-off books she will be releasing later. The first three books in the world of ACOTAR follow Feyre Acheron and the way her life changes when she’s brought against her will into the world of the fae. Apparently, the next books set in this world are going to follow a different character, but I imagine will feature many of the same. We’ll most likely see lots of Feyre and Rhysand and the rest of the inner circle in the future.
A Court of Frost and Starlight is supposed to be the transition between Feyre’s world into someone else’s point of view. It’s too bad that I found this so very pointless.
I’ll admit that I think the Throne of Glass books are superior to the ACOTAR series in basically every way. Still, I’ve read and have found something to enjoy about every ACOTAR book that’s come out; I still love Maas’s style and characters, even if I’m not as fond of the world and story. Sadly, I couldn’t bring myself to care about anything that happened in ACOFAS because literally, nothing, happened.
If I’m being brutally honest, this novella feels like a money grab. Maas could have easily clued us in on what may have or may not have occurred in the gap between these two installments, yet she filled a 200 page book with mindless nothingness for fans of the series to buy.
For die-hard fans of the books, they will probably find enjoyment in seeing their beloved characters in a more relaxed setting. In this book, they’re all celebrating the Solstice, which is basically their equivalent of Christmas. And that’s all they do. For 200 pages.
I’ve never been so disappointed in a Mass book before and I hoped that day would never come. Oh well.