Hey there Bookwyrms! It’s the final Sunday of the month and final re-read review of one of my favorite series! If you haven’t had a chance, I recommend checking out my ACOTAR , ACOMAF, and ACOWAR re-read reviews before starting this one!
As a reminder, this review is more so for people who’ve actually read the book rather than an introduction to the series in general. If that doesn’t interest you, I won’t feel offended if you choose not to continue reading!
A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT
Rating: 🌴🌴🌴.5/ 5
Genre: YA/NA Fantasy
Synopsis – Goodreads
Hope warms the coldest night.
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve.
Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.
The Good: Finally we’re able to jump into other characters point of view! I forgot how much I liked experiencing The Night Court through Cassian and Morrigan’s POV since we’ve mostly seen it from Feyre and Rhysand’s POV’s. I really enjoyed re-learning more of Cassian’s story prior to joining the Inner Circle. And the brother’s tradition of getting hot and sweaty and naked in sauna together… 😏. And Morrigan’s POV had me dying with laughter in some parts but I also may or may not have shed a few tears. I will say, that I’m hoping we’ll get to read from Azriel’s POV in the next half of the series because he’s my favorite. (As if you don’t already know!)
Also, ACOFAS is a great book for the holiday season. I felt like I could slip into the holiday spirit since the season’s are changing. And, Ressina might be one of my new favorite side characters and I’m hoping to see more of her in the next books.
Finally, Chapter 11 Rhysand and Tamlin! You’ll thank me later lol
The not-so Good: Honestly, I could’ve done without a few chapters. Some phrases and inner monologues were redundant and didn’t really make me love or dislike the character or POV any more or any less.
The Bad: Nesta! Nesta is the bad part about this book. She’s infinitely worse now than she was before and she doesn’t deserve Cassian at all. I hope the next book changes my mind but as of now, I’m saying HELL NO to the Nessian ship!
I also want to add that some of the backlash this book received was unwarranted. One, the book was marketed as a novella not a full story. Two, if you are younger than 18, and aren’t able to understand certain nuances and jokes, you honestly shouldn’t be reading this series at all. Although, it’s my least favorite of the series, I still think it did it’s job as a stepping stone to the second half of the series.