Review – A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Title A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author Sarah J. Maas
Release Date May 1, 2018
Date Finished December 29, 2020


Feyre, Rhysand, 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 a far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

Initial Thoughts

I was so excited to dive into this novella. All I want from Sarah J. Maas is stories about my favorite characters (her characters) doing adorable holiday themed things.

Some Things I Liked

  • Holiday vibes. Although it’s the Winter Solstice in Velaris, it feels very much like the Christmas season and I loved that. It’s wintery, there are presents exchanged, and it’s a time for family. I was so excited to read this in December.
  • No major plot. There’s no action in this story. It’s just some of my favorite characters hanging out and being themselves. I welcomed that! This book is often criticized for being “boring” but I contest that idea wholeheartedly. I loved that this is a snapshot of normalcy for these stunning characters.
  • What’s in the box?? Seriously, I must find out. I am so hyped for A Court of Silver Flames because of this book. Nessian is a ship that I am so here for but after reading ACOFAS, I’m even more amped.

Series Value

If there was any doubt in anyone’s mind, let me squash it here and now. I will read every book Sarah J. Maas wants to write. About these characters, or others. Every. Book.

Final Thoughts

I adored this book. Now, all I want is a similar novella with the Throne of Glass cast!


Recommendations for Further Reading

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – if you enjoyed the writing style, complex world building, and swoon worthy romance, try SJM’s other completed series. Again, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
  • The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen – if you like audiobooks, do yourself a favor and listen to this one. But, even if you read it, if you enjoyed the enemies to lovers aspects of ACOTAR as well as the complex character relationships, try this series.
  • A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas – if you want more Nessian, look no further than the next book in the series.

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