A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns & Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas
Published May 1st, 2018 by Bloomsbury YA
Genres YA, Fantasy
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.
I have seen a lot of lower ratings on this book which surprises me. I do agree with a lot of people that the book really doesn’t have a plot. But as I recall when Maas explained what this book would be, this is kind of what I expected. It’s kind of just an update on what everyone is doing 6 months after ACOWAR ends. Personally I really liked it, but it of course left me ready for the next book in the series. I will forever love Feyre and Rhysand and I was really happy to read from their perspective again and the things that happened and the things that were said. It was pretty much what I expected.
I liked this book because it’s exactly what I expected it to be and just gave readers a glance into what life was like after everyone got back home. I loved what Feyre decided to do towards the ends of the book and it was interesting to see how Nesta and Elain were doing, which wasn’t at all what I expected. I love this series, I love the world building, I love all the characters and I love Maas’s writing. This is a short novella so I really didn’t expect to have an intricate plot. And after reading the first chapters of the next book, I can say I’m quite excited to read it.