A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses series #3.1) by Sarah J Maas book review
I’m really sad at the moment I was expecting an action-packed novel something that Sarah J Maas delivers well and very often. I was expecting to be really shaken after the 229 pages but I did not expect this: the fact that after reading the book I felt totally and utterly disappointed and unmoved.
The whole reason why I was upset about all of this was because Sarah J Maas is hands down one of my favourite writers and my adoration of her work increased with Throne of Glass and expected to be more in awe after ACOFAS but I just feel very neutral because this book did nothing to make me feel that whole “WOW” factor as the previous ACOTAR books did.
I wasn’t expecting much to happen especially considering the key points I picked up in reading the blurb were: Winter Solstice, “picking up the pieces” after the events of ACOWAR. And I knew that I won’t love it as much as the previous books but I didn’t expect myself to dislike it as much as I did. It was just way too slow for me and it seemed as if it had no plot to it and was more of a story saying what they did during the holidays and although I enjoyed seeing my favourite characters, Mor, Cassian, Azriel, Amren, Nesta, Elain etc, I would’ve preferred if it was a book that had a thrilling plotline as the previous books had.
With the negatives aside, I must say that the writing was amazing as always when it comes to Sarah J Maas… unfortunately too well especially with the inappropriate scenes that shall go unmentioned here. It just made me cringe and groan in agony because those scenes are very unnecessary and yes, we get that Feyre and Rhys love each other but sometimes it becomes too much and becomes sickening to read and I just started to almost skim read those parts when they came up. I used to tolerate Rhysand and Feyre but now my attention has moved onto Nesta and Cassian’s blossoming relationship which seems to be the theme of ACOTAR #4. I am super excited for that one. The sneak peek of it at the end of ACOFAS just ruined me and I cannot wait another year for it!
ACTUAL RATING: 2.9 STARS