A Court of Frost and Starlight – Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 1st 2018

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.


Well…I wish this wasn’t the review I’m going to write but I was pretty disappointed with this book. A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin were all great! And being a massive Sarah J. Maas fan, I have familiarity with her novellas (*Ahem* The Assassin’s Blade) and I guess I expected more.

The Assassin’s Blade made me FEEL things, I just felt like this was a bunch of mundane just droning to be honest. Like seriously? Just a book about everyone at Christmas time? AND NESTA!? I mean come on, I know Nesta had a hard time turning but let’s be honest, she’s probably the strongest out of everyone will power wise. Personally, I think there was a lot more room for improvement and just overall a better story to be had.

According to goodreads there’s 6 books total, so we’re at the halfway point of the saga, and I hope to god Sarah J. Maas isn’t burnt out on the potential plot points already.

2/5 Stars

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

17927395 A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 3rd, 2017

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.


DISCLAIMER: IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK YET, DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW, IT CONTAINS SPOILERS

For the love of everything good in the world, get ready for the mother of all reviews. Because fasten your seat belts kids because here we go! I don’t even know where to begin with all the perfection that came from this book, I literally have NO bad words about this book. I’ve already re-read it 2 times coming to a total of 3 times read. So I’m just going to write this review the only way I think makes sense right now. Topics. DO NOT READ THIS POST IT WILL CONTAIN A MILLION SPOILERS

Characters:
I hated Fayre at the beginning of this book, I was so over it that she was just a lump of nothing. I understand PTSD and what not but after a certain extent I feel like Fayre could’ve stood up for herself a good while before she actually did. Other than that I love who Fayre has become. I cannot believe how strong and just bad ass she’s become. I think the most amazing character development happened with Fayre and I loved every minute of it.

Ugh Tamlin. GTFO please. I cannot deal with him anymore. I just want him to go away, he made me so mad especially selling himself out. I can’t even hear his name without getting mad at what a douche he’s become (YES I KNOW I HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT THIS.)

 OH MY SWEET BABY. BLESS THE MOTHER AND THE CAULDRON AND EVERY SINGLE STAR IN THE SKY BECAUSE I JUST CANNOT. From the moment he appeared in this book I couldn’t stop. I’m a woman obsessed for Rhysand. He’s so hard and soft and he’s so complex and amazing .  I loved seeing his true self and the place he calls home and the way he protects the beauty of Velarys (I literally gawked at Velarys) And I have to say, the fact that he knew Fayre was his mate from the start and just kept himself contained and let HER come to her own decision about him and her was absolutely beautiful. I couldn’t handle it. I loved his back story and how he got his what I like to call squad.

But all in all these characters were amazing. I want to be a part of the Court of Dreams! I can’t believe how amazing they all are. I just want more of these characters they’re all so different and dynamic and I can’t express how much i love every single one of them.

World: I WANT BE IN THE NIGHT COURT FOREVER. I cannot deal with how amazing it is. I cannot applaud Sarah J. Maas anymore because my hands will fall off because the world building was absolutely amazing! I love love LOVE Velarys and everything it stands for! I couldn’t get enough of it all

Plot/Story Line:  There is absolutely everything you could possibly need in a book in this one. Love, Romance, Action, Gore, Mystery, Cliff Hangers… I really want to go into every aspect of this book but I honestly can’t because this review would take FOREVER. There was so much in this book. From the moment Rhysand comes to take Fayre where you hate him for taking her away, and watching Fayre grow into herself.  And then the aspects of like The Weaver in The Wood which I STILL CANNOT GET OVER AND THAT EFFING RING OMG. There was just so many good things. And as always very well written. I cannot get over it. This book has so many elements to it and not in a bad way. Maas finds a way to cram so much into a book and make it feel like you went through a 700 page book in a matter of minutes. I literally finished ACOMAF in 3 days and I need more.

I loved every angle of this book, every word, absolutely everything. For that reason, I refuse to rate this star wise, because I feel like it exceeds the 5 star rating we usually use.

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