Sarah J. Maas YEEEESSSSS
So if you’ve been living under a rock, you may not have heard of the “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series. (ACOTAR) It’s slightly a big deal. It’s taken the Young Adult/New Adult genre by storm and everyone has read it. Not literally everyone, but a really big chunk of people. (Let’s be realistic here)
A Court of Frost and Starlight (ACOFAS) is the newest book and it’s a ‘bridge’ book. To elaborate, it’s a novella that is bridging the story line between the first trilogy and the next. Thus….the word bridge. #subtle
To give you the book line up:
#1 – A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR)
#2 – A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF)
#3 – A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOWAR)
#3.1 – A Court of Frost and Starlight (ACOFAS)
ACOFAS is only around 230ish pages but it also includes a sneak peek for the next book. Which also has no title or release date currently. *cries in a corner*
My quick review not giving anything away is that this book does a great job of showing the aftermath of the first trilogy. It shows how everyone is handling certain items and how their relationships have changed. I did NOT expect a big amazing book for this and I’ve seen that a lot of people did expect that. …… folks this is a novella, not a stand alone full length novel. There is no HUGE conflict or issue. This is literally a story showing the current state of characters, towns, and tribes. Take it more as a slice of life story.
NOW ON TO THE SPOILERS!! READ NO FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE SERIES!!
I actually enjoyed this book a lot. HOWEVER, like I mentioned above – I didn’t go in with the thought that it was going to be a fully flushed out story. I loved seeing the aftermath. It was realistic to see the different coping mechanisms and the wreckage. The Court of Dreams people gave me hope with their tolerance of all the sisters. hahaha #HotMessNesta
Amren’s tough transition but humor of dealing with becoming somewhat normal. (Let’s just admit now she’ll never be completely normal haha). The inclusion of Varian, the glimpses of Tamlin’s mental state, and the anger of Lucien. All were important. It’s setting the scene for the next big conflict.
We’re hinted at the Band of Exiles – which I have a feeling will be a BIG role in the next set of books. Also, we were hinted secret things. Az’s shadows are unique, no one (not even Rhys) has that ability. Cassian’s history and the mention of his mother. Is she really dead? Cuz I 100% think not!! Gimmie a body! hahaha
Sarah J. Maas has created an excellent novella that is teasing things for ‘next season’ haha. The build up is a good one and that’s why so many people seem frustrated! hahaha Well done~
Overall, would I say this is the best of Sarah J. Maas ? Nope. The best book for me was still ACOMAF. I’m hoping the next trilogy will knock my socks off, but in the meantime I’ll fondly look back on book 2 in trilogy 1 haha. <3
- Overall Rating: 3.75 Stars
- Plot: 3.5 stars
- Character Development: 4 Stars
- Dialogue: 4 Stars
- Writing: 3.5 Stars
Who would I recommend this to? Anyone that’s read the trilogy of course and also anyone looking to start a new, fast-paced fantasy series! Take a gander, join the addiction. hahaha