Review: “A Court of Frost and Starlight” by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) 
by Sarah J. Maas (Goodreads Author)

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

You know, in many an anime there’s always the “beach episode”, where all the characters inevitably spend an entire episode wandering around a beach in their swimwear and, well, nothing really happens. There’s usually relationship or interpersonal drama, some character moments, et al — but on the whole, nothing really advances the story’s plot. The difference between a “beach episode” and this novella, is that at least a “beach episode” has the decency to be entertaining and fun.

This novella is utterly pointless. It reveals nothing new about these characters and is spent entirely in relationship angst, especially with two of the three Acheron sisters and their respective mates (blegh), that just adds nothing. Absolutely nothing. It’s like taking twelve steps back from whatever progress was made in A Court of Wings and Ruin, especially as it pertains to Nesta and Cassian.

Oh yeah…and about the entire back half of this novella is spent in graphic sex. It’s just smut. Like, if that’s what floats your boat: great, you’ll probably enjoy yourself. I spent that entire portion skipping all the sex and, well, let me tell you I very easily breezed through about half of this novella and still didn’t enjoy myself with the other half that I did read.

All I got out of A Court of Frost and Starlight is a reminder of how much I really don’t need more in this series. Really, truly…I don’t.


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