A Court of Frost and Starlight

A Court of Frost and Starlight

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"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"--
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
ISBN: 9781681196312
168119631X
Branch Call Number: YAF MAAS, SARAH
Characteristics: 229 pages : map ; 24 cm.

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feyrerhys
Sep 14, 2018

I love Sarah J. Maas Books and this novella was cute. It gave some more insight to the characters and there relationships and it also gave a spoiler for Feyre and Rhys future! I'm so excited for the next book!

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AConsolver
Sep 06, 2018

5 Stars - I highly recommend if you have read the ACoTaR series!

This book picks up where the final book in the trilogy left off, and creates a bridge to the three spin off novels that Maas will write next.

I'm not going to give spoilers about this one, but I absolutely loved this teeny tiny novella! Being back in my favorite fictional world, with the characters, etc. was a dream. This is set at Winter Solstice, so it had a lovely wintery/hygge/holiday sort of vibe to it. I loved seeing what happened with the characters after the trilogy, what was going on in the world, and seeing a sneak peek for the first spin off book has me super excited to read it!! Squee! I had a pretty good guess where this novella would go, and where at least one of the spin offs would go.. and I think I was pretty spot on, but also pleasantly surprised. Don't go into this expecting a ton of plot, it's been described as a novella and a bridge book for a reason! Just enjoy it!

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SylviaWvong
Aug 24, 2018

Great book, but not quite like the other books by SJM. This one focuses on relationships and emotions, so there aren't any cool battle scenes. Still a great book though.

PimaLib_ChristineR Aug 24, 2018

What is this? I mean, it's the length of a novel, but it's called "3.1" in the series and evidently we'll be gifted with another non-book before the "actual" fourth novel in the series. I'm really glad I got this from the library and didn't buy a copy.

On the upside, this is a nice little slice-of-life story about the friends rebuilding and adjusting to life after the recent war with the King of Hybern. Characters are moved on the board a bit to get ready for the next act. We see a couple of set-ups for new conflict and one possible creepy creature.

On the downside, this is literally a slice-of-life vignette about the characters being ready for and celebrating solstice (cough*Christmas*cough). I'd place this squarely in the romance novel category, a category I don't read, but imagine to be filled with this type of relentless thinking about, almost having, and finally having sex, written in the kind of detail and with word choices that can be so cringey that Penthouse Forum seems like literature in comparison.

While some disliked the shopping, which was second only to descriptions of sex, I did like the idea of Feyre getting used to having money to spend and her guilt over having more than others. She also deals with survivor's guilt and how best to use her gifts to help rebuild her kingdom.

If you want to know what happens, check it out, don't buy it.

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AwesomeNadja
Aug 16, 2018

I didn't realize the book was a novella but I loved it all the same. I was honestly a little worried that Sara J. Maas was going to stretch a series that had already "ended", but this little book was a perfect addition that gave us a look into their normal lives when they weren't stopping doomsday or a world war. It made me nostalgic because of all the references from the previous books and the ending was so happy it made me cry! I recommend this book to everyone who has read the series or is a fan of Sara J. Maas.

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Linyarai
Jul 09, 2018

I read this for the "a book with a 6-word title" part of my 2018 reading challenge. I loved it, it's a perfect continuation of the series.

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Fa613
Jun 20, 2018

This book is strongly reminiscent to the Christmas specials found in popular TV shows. Not particularly plot driven or character building, but refreshing and well written all the same.

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Doobie2_0
Jun 16, 2018

I really enjoyed this book and all of the series. Keep up the good work.

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Nymeria23
Jun 14, 2018

Another addition to this amazing series- it pulled me right back in and just gave me so much enjoyment reading it. Half of me wishes more had happened but the other half is just happy to read about the characters trying to settle into this life.

It was a good book and I was satisfied while reading it

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Jun 15, 2018

Sexual Content: I would recommend that younger teens not read this book/series due to the sexual content in it/them.

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