Friday, June 1, 2018

A court of frost and starlight by Sarah J. Maas

While you can read A court of frost and starlight as a stand alone novella I highly recommend reading it after you have read the trilogy that starts with A court of thorns and roses.  There are ***SPOILERS*** in this review and in A court of frost and starlight if you have not read the rest of the series.

Winter Solstice is a time for family and friends, a time to remember and a time to celebrate.  For Feyre, it is her first Winter Solstice as High Lady of the Night Court, and her twenty first birthday.  It is supposed to be a time of celebration and joy, but it is hard to celebrate when everything seems so fragile and ready to fall apart.  The once beautiful and peaceful city of Velaris bears the scars of the war that threatened to tear their world apart, and there are people who are just as scarred as the buildings around them.  

The war has left Freyja, Rhys and their family battered, bruised, and scarred - and some members of their family are changed for ever by what happened during the war.  For Freyja the changes are no less great, not only was she Changed into Fae, so were her two sisters.  The shock of the change is bad enough, as being Fae is so much MORE than being human, but it is all the other changes that make it hard for them to bear too.  The loss of their humanity is bad enough, but now Nesta and Elain have to deal with being Fae and what it means to be Fae - Mates and all.  Will Freyja, Rhys and their family make it through this Winter Solstice in one piece?  And will they be able to find the peace they all seek?

I have been looking forward to reading A court of frost and starlight for months, and I was not disappointed one bit.  Once again Sarah J. Maas has taken us into the city of Velaris and the lives of the people who live there - people we have come to care about a great deal as they have planned, plotted, fought, and survived.  As well as being a great read, this is also a very good story for bridging the gap between the series, and giving you more story without being another epic and exhausting read.  Highly recommend reading A court of frost and starlight as it focuses on the humanity of surviving a war - and that sometimes just because you survive the war doesn't mean you aren't scarred by what happened.

If you like this book then try:
  • A court of thorns and roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Arrows of the queen by Mercedes Lackey
  • Throne of glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
  • The Fire rose by Mercedes Lackey
  • Home from the sea by Mercedes Lackey
  • Reserved for the cat by Mercedes Lackey
  • Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey
  • Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey
  • From a high tower by Mercedes Lackey
  • Deerskin by Robin McKinley
  • Beauty by Robin McKinley
  • Rose daughter by Robin McKinley
  • Spindle's end by Robin McKinley
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Reviewed by Brilla

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