‘A Court of Frost and Starlight’
By Sarah J. Mass
Book #3.1 in the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series
Publish Date: May 2018
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses book 3.1
Genre: Young adult Fantasy
Purchase Locations: Book Depository Booktopia Amazon & Kindle QBD Dymocks
The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we’d have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I’d now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.
‘To the stars who listened, Feyre’
‘To the dreams that are answered, Rhys’
I don’t think I can rave about this novella enough. I know I’m probably biased since I started and fell in love with the Court of Thorns and Roses series this year and honestly I could follow Feyre’s story anywhere, particularly in the Night Court.
You probably couldn’t say there was a great plot to this little slice of Feyre’s story, but being a novella that is assisting to bridge the gap between the initial series and the next, I couldn’t be happier with it.
The story follows Feyre in her first Solstice in the Night Court along with all the other characters we love, jumping between the perspectives of Rhys, Feyre, Morrigan, Cassian & Nesta. Allowing readers to learn more about each of these characters from their perspective.
I loved being back in the world and seeing how the Courts were managing after the events at the end of ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’. It just made me love the series and characters even more.
I honestly only wish their were more pages, although there could be 1.000 pages and all I would want is more.
The novella was thoroughly enjoyable to read and experience. If you are looking for a spectacular plot you may be disappointing, but if you are continuing the series it will be a great bridge novel for what is to come.
‘To the blessed darkness from which we are born, and to which we return’
Ease of reading: 8/10
Character Development: 8/10
World Building: 6.5/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10
Are you Sarah J. Mass fan and have you read ‘A Court of Frost and Starlight’ yet?