So I am a huge fan of Sarah J Maas’ other series Throne of Glass. And have enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses series so far… however. A Court of Frost & Starlight is filler. And a bad filler at that. Even Tower of Dawn which as much as I didn’t enjoy the first half – the last half (particularly the last couple of chapters) did redeem itself.
We had a couple of big reveals and (finally!) got to see where Calaena was at. Unfortunately, A Court of Frost & Starlight was boring. And SUPER unnecessary. It read like a Christmas story but not at Christmas? Which left me feeling a little confused. It felt like fan fiction.
The lack of plot was distracting while they deal with the aftermath of the war from the last book and their PTSD. It felt like it only served to show the relationship of the ‘inner circle’. Which I really got that relationship vibe at the end of the last book. This almost should have been a longer book to really flesh everything out with the pain and aftermath of the war everyone is feeling. Instead, it feels a little glossed over and too much focus on Feyre wanting to paint again.
Hopefully, in the next book, we’ll have other POV than Feyre and Rhys. I think by now we’re after a bit more development and drive from the other characters. And there is lots of sex. But this time it didn’t add anything! Maybe it’s just to really set herself apart from YA fiction? I read an article from bibliothequeblog.com which was really interesting! Check it out here.
SO. Meh. I’d say don’t bother but…. it is meant as a bridge before the next book and has raised some questions… just don’t expect anything amazing. I’d recommend maybe as like a cute quick afternoon read where you really don’t want to concentrate. At all.
And… If you haven’t already have a look at my Tower of Dawn review here!
ABOUT A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT
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.