A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses) - book cover
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing; New edition
  • Published : 02 Jun 2020
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1635575621
  • ISBN-13 : 9781635575620
  • Language : English

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

A tender addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin and upcoming books.

Feyre, Rhysand, and their friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly altered world beyond, recovering from the war that changed everything. But Winter Solstice is finally approaching, and with it, the joy of 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, her concern for those dearest to her deepens. They have more wounds than she anticipated―scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.

Bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin with the later books in the series, A Court of Frost and Starlight explores the far-reaching effects of a devastating war and the fierce love between friends.

Editorial Reviews

"Simply dazzles." - starred review, Booklist on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

"Passionate, violent, sexy and daring…. A true page-turner." - USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

"Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed!" - Huffington Post on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

"Vicious and intoxicating…. A dazzling world, complex characters and sizzling romance." - Top Pick, RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

"A sexy, action-packed fairytale." - Bustle on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

"Fiercely romantic, irresistibly sexy and hypnotically magical. A veritable feast for the senses." - USA Today on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

"Hits the spot for fans of dark, lush, sexy fantasy." - Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

"An immersive, satisfying read." - Publishers Weekly on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

"Darkly sexy and thrilling." - Bustle on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

"Fast-paced and explosively action-packed." - Booklist on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

"The plot manages to seduce you with its alluring characters, irresistible world and never-ending action, leaving you craving more." - RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

Readers Top Reviews

K. G. A. Alavi
This is a great catch with the main heroes of the series. The last book was an all out epic, this one though a lot shorter is still filed with SJM’s great story telling and character development. So far I have seen all these characters in the worst possible situations and facing incredible odds. Making great sacrifices and the legendary lengths they would go through to achieve their goals and protect those they love. Now when they have “won”, the work of rebuilding, forgiveness and moving on from the losses suffered. Yes there is no where near as much action in this book, and the characters are not moved along as much as I would have wanted but the are definitely important issues uncovered her that need to be explored later. This is more of “wet the appetite” for the next huge chapter, but almost as importantly a much need to assess where the characters are right now in themselves, and to each other. Though Feyre and Rhysand embrace their fate together. Others rebel against a fate they have not choosing with their very souls. This is the first steps in building a new world. A great point to catchup with everyone as they set their path for the future, to forget their past, or simply (stubbornly) deny fates chosen path.
Imogen W.
This is essentially a short story for serious fans of the COTAR trilogy, letting us spend more time with these characters and locations. It rams Rhys and F’s happiness down our throats, so we are left in no doubt that they are happy with dreams fulfilled. I found some of the events between them a bit ridiculous, especially as the more understated nature of their lifestyle was part of its initial appeal (compared to other highly materialistic High Courts). Putting the materialism aside, I also thought that the big sex scene of this book was so overdone, as Rhys’ POV narration states that their souls only *fully* belong to one another after it. So we leave Rhys and F behind, their happy ending completely closed off with no loose threads. The two most interesting characters in this book are Cassian and Nesta, so no surprise when it is revealed that the next full length novel set in this world will be about them. Azriel hovers on the edges, but the Lucien/ Elaine/ Azriel/ Mor dynamic isn’t as interesting as the Cassian/ Nesta one. Looking forward to the new chapter and hope to see more of Velaris and the other members of the Court of Dreams. Overall not as watertight or intelligent as the trilogy, but a light read to keep readers engaged before the next novel comes out.
sharona27Kirsty Smit
I love this series. I really do! That might explain my disappointment. This is essentially a Christmas short story about some of the healing to be done (or not). However nothing happens. All of the characters stagnate. Frankly it's not believable that illiterate Freyre after 5 minutes teaching prior you a war can now conduct the written business of the land. The sex scenes have the problem of having to outdo themselves so they get sillier and sillier. The real story is with the broken: Nests, Tamlin, Elain, Lucien, Mor and even Cassian & As. As much as I love Rhys and Freyre, this novel confirms their story isn't worth centre stage anymore. I was really disappointed but that this is due to the cracking standard in the previous books - especially the first two. The sneak peak at the next book is the really interesting bit! Having read Maas' acknowledgements her father was seriously ill and she discovered she was pregnant so perhaps that's why this book feels rushed out by her publishers (I'm on kindle but this seemed half the usual number of pages). I hope she returns to form with the next one as there's no one better when she produces the standard of the first two ACOTAR books especially.

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