A Court of Frost and Starlight – Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight by sarah j maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight Synopsis

Note: This review is spoiler-free!

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.

Why did I pick it?

I have LOVED the series so far so there was never a question of NOT reading this, I had it on preorder!

What I loved about it

I liked learning more about Illyrian culture and a bit more about Cassian and Azriel’s backstories. It was also fun to see how some relationships had developed since the trilogy, in particular what had happened with Cassian and Nesta.

Exploring more of the Night Court and meeting the residents was also a fun sideline which you didn’t really get to explore properly in the trilogy.

What I loathed about it

A have a BIG problem with this book, HUGE in fact. This is in every way a novella, a fun, lighthearted look into the backstories and day to day lives of the characters you know and love. This book should have been like almost all other novellas I’ve read, short and cheap (in fact sometimes they are even free!). And if it had been a typical novella I think I could have enjoyed it for what it was.

But it’s not.

The whole thing feels like a massive money-making scheme on the part of Sarah J. Maas and the publishers. The story itself could have easily been a third of the length and been a really great edition. But instead, it’s been bulked out with fluff to make it a book at 264 pages, sold for an RRP of £7.99. That’s the price of 6/7 “regular novellas”. Even when it’s available on Amazon for £5 it’s still ridiculous.

The whole thing has left a particularly sour taste in my mouth, and although I would still class Sarah J Maas, as a “fav” author of sorts I have lost a huge amount of respect for her after reading this.


A rip-off, a don’t know how else to say it.


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