Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight

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It took me some time to finally write down the english review of A Court of Frost and Starlight. Though I enjoyed my reading time quite a lot, I wasn’t as amazed as I have been about this story compared to the book series. But I am still excited because of a little detail we get to know which made up for everything.



Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin | Author: Sarah J. Maas | Number of pages: 699 | Genre: Fantasy | Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens | Price: 12,99 € | ISBN: 978-1619634466 | Where can you get it? Amazon* [Germany] Amazon [UK] Amazon [US]


The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we’d have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I’d now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it. [goodreads]


Reading Time

I absolutely couldn’t resist and had to start reading the minute the ebook loaded on my iPad. The very first chapters took me back into that feeling of being finally home again, in Prythian, the world of Feyre and Rhysand. A few months later, after the war with Hybern and all that mess, we found ourselves back in Velaris. To my utter enthusiasm the story is told out of several different perspectives, not only from the view of Feyre and Rhysand! We get to know the thoughts of Cassian and -I can’t change it, I am totally in love with her- Nesta. Although their chapters are rather short, the focus is also directed to these two.

„The females bring their jewelry. I bring my weapons.“
„I know a few females in this house who might take offense to that.“
A Court of Frost and Starlight | Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas does not spare her penmanship in this novel either. I marked so many quotes which made me feel joy and  get me goose bumps. She manages to create incredibly intense scenes with targeted formulations. At the same time, she doesn’t spare her usual depth, which here and there shook my heart with wonderful stories. I couldn’t put the reader down until I finished reading. Again the reading flow is amazing, you get torn into the story, between the pages, into the world of the Fae.

„To the blessed darkness from which we are born, and to which we return.“
A Court of Frost and Starlight | Sarah J. Maas

We get to know the every day events of Velaris and the people who spent their entire live living there. Sarah J. Maas is telling us more about the lives and stories of our Inner Circle. By perfect use of language and specific characteristics everyone is getting described so well that pictures of them were again dancing in front of my eyes. The author knows how to bring her protagonists into life.

„Still the silence raged and echoed around her. Still she felt nothing.“

Although I knew that this story is only a novella I was still disappointed just a little bit. Yes, this book prepares us for the upcoming stories, we needed to have this break, this in-between book, but there wasn’t much to talk about! i couldn’t get rid of the feeling that we were missing the main story of the book. It seemed to be a twohundred page long prologue – though a quite good one. It has tension in it and funny moments – they overweight everything. But still: The is some action missing here. Moreover the book feels like a huge healing process after the war. A time after great misery und close before the real big things are coming up. And that sparkle at the end made me feel excited, because of the events that will surely come. Events that are worth waiting for.


A Court of Frost and Starlight is a really sweet novella for in-between, a book for fans who can’t wait and want to get the feeling of home in Prythian once again. It will bring you joy, a lovely reading time. It’s worth reading it so that you will get thrilled about what we can expect in the future books of this series.

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6 Kommentare zu „Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight

  1. Liebe Sarah,

    Ich hoffe, du verzeihst mir, dass ich auch unter deinen englischen Rezensionen immer noch auf deutsch kommentiere…Aber auch hier wollte ich dir nochmal sagen, wie toll ich e finde, dass du dich an diese Beiträge rangewagt hast. Ich finde es einfach fantastisch – mach weiter so!

    Liebste Grüße ❤ Jill

    PS: das Buch muss ich auch endlich lesen!

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