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A Court of Frost and Starlight, by Sarah J. Maas

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madisonogle3's review

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emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

Ok, this book is... I don't know really. The best way to express my feelings about it is that I have mixed feelings. 

In honesty, I have more negatives about this book than positives, which upsets me because I like SJM a lot. Let's cover what I liked first. I enjoyed seeing the after-effects of ACOWAR and how everyone is doing. I thought that the inclusion of how Feyre is handling her position as High Lady was well done. I don't have any gripes about Feyre (which is surprising because she was the only character I didn't like from a writing perspective in all of the other books). She does her best to provide for everyone and make them happy, even when that's not the best thing to do. I appreciate the book pointing out Feyre's sometimes toxic behavior towards her sisters. She wants to fix everything for them and make their lives perfect, but what Feyre sees as "perfect" for them is not always what Nesta and Elain want for themselves. I loved the inclusion of Tamlin and Lucien in this book. SJM explores the aftermath of Feyre's actions in ACOWAR and how they affected Tamlin, physically and emotionally. I actually felt sorry for him at one point. Tamlin still messed up BIG TIME, but I do think he deserves a redemption arc. Lucien is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters in this series and   I loved his scene (Wish it was scenes!) in this book. Without spoiling it, he said what needed to be said and I agreed with every word!

Now onto the bad things I have to say about this book. First off, no plot? There is no plot. None. Its just people going shopping then they have a conversation. Oh look it's Solstice, we're celebrating now! I guess my taste for action and intrigue was yearning for more. I don't like how most of the Inner Circle are treated in this book except for Cassian. The book used multiple POVs this time, but I feel like all of the other POVs besides Feyre's weren't fleshed out enough. The whole story could have just been from her perspective like before and it would have gotten the point across just as fine. (except for one scene in the end with Cassian and Nesta) I have a lot more in depth negative things to say, but I'll save them to keep this concise.

TLDR: Basically just a Christmas special. Wished it had done more to set up later books in the series. 

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khymihr's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.75


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hannibanani29's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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planetshelf's review against another edition

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funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

Though this story did feel like fanfiction — which is a common sentiment — it isn't a particularly bad book, so I do recommend it to ACOTAR fans.

It didn't need to exist; that much is true. But this is a book for people that enjoy these books — not someone looking for a magnificent plot. It feels entirely unfair to see negative reviews from people that decided to read this far out of dislike.

Personally, I don't like Maas’s writing style and enjoyed the previous books for their stories, hence my three-star review on this one; not much happened. I was glad to find that the writing for Rhysand’s voice was much more to my liking than Feyre’s, but I still had my issues with A Court of Frost and Starlight. One is that I just started liking Nesta, and I guess that had to be immediately ruined for me. I do understand where she’s coming from, but she was unnecessary and a damper on my enjoyment of this novella. I would've preferred her to be omitted entirely (Lucian, too for that matter).

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ashleereadsbooks692's review

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challenging dark emotional funny hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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offbrandclubsoda's review

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adventurous lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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lisa00's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

1.0


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anasc007's review against another edition

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lighthearted relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75


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sara847's review

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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offictionandfantasy's review

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emotional funny hopeful slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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