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A Court of Frost and Starlight

(A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  382,039 ratings  ·  30,962 reviews
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 La
Hardcover, 229 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Bloomsbury YA
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Hardcore SJM fans need not engage, kindly move along without reading this review.

Me after finishing the book:

So let’s start by saying this book was almost entirely useless. Things this book has:

• lots of walking around Velaris
• shopping for presents
• lots of bad innuendos
• me physically rolling my eyes every two pages
• way too much internal monologue about who had fucked whom, where and in which position
• one really long and really cringy
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
#1 A Court of Thorns and Roses ★★★★★
#2 A Court of Mist and Fury ★★★★★
#3 A Court of Wings and Ruin ★★★★★
#3.5 A Court of Frost and Starlight ★★★★★

First of all, let me just express my total devastation that an entire year of counting down the days until this book’s release is gone in two and a half hours of reading. I mean, I knew it was only going to be a novella, but… *sobs quietly* I didn’t expect it to go by THAT fast! This amazing little series has pulled me through some really dark times and
Miranda Reads
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it

Just published my latest BookTube Video - so excited to share it!!
The Written Review

*cue the undiluted screams of joy*
Okay. Okay. I will try to be objective about this one but I just finished ACOWAR and I am still riding that emotional high.

To summarize: for a companion novel - not bad at all. It's full of cotton-candy fluff, and I devoured every single bite.

Now, this one was a bit heavy on the smut and a bit light on the Nessian but it definitely had all the right feels in all
Whitney Atkinson
Reread March 2022
Original rating: ⭐️⭐️
New rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Rereading this before jumping into ACOSF, I can definitely better appreciate the set-up to a new conflict. But if you read this just as an epilogue to the ACOTAR trilogy, it's just pointless and cringy fan service. If I have to read the words "illyrian babies" one more time it will actually induce vomiting.

Original review, May 2018:

we were all played like a violin in investing in this book. It’s $18 for lazy, messy fanfiction. This is
Chelsea Humphrey
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Chelsea by: Noelle
Ok, it's time for an unpopular opinion. I'm sure I'll get nasty-grammed all the way until next year for this but..... I didn't enjoy this. Not in the slightest. Granted, this is all opinion based; there's nothing inherently wrong with this book, I just found myself bored from beginning to end. In fact, I felt like the chapter excerpt for book #4 in the back had more to offer than this entire "novella" provided in 220+ pages. If you loved this one, I truly am happy for you, but I felt the need t ...more
Beatrice in Bookland
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"To family old and new. Let the Solstice festivities begin."

1) A court of thorns and roses ★★★★☆
2) A court of mist and fury ★★★★★
2) A court of wings and ruin ★★★★★

A perfect, fluffy and heart-warming novella, from the first to the last page.

A court of frost and starlight focuses once more on Feyre and Rhysand and I couldn't be happier about it. I know many people weren't happy about getting another book about them but they still hold a special place in my heart so a new whole canon book about the
chai ♡
Jan 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, read-in-2018

you would rather read about Mor accepting herself entirely and unconditionally and growing comfortable in her sexuality; Nesta finding her way towards healing and self love and getting her revenge on the queens; Elain focusing on her personal growth and learning to healthily cope with being Fae and slowly getting used to her new found abilities.........instead of yet another uninspired, drab, unnecessary smut scene between Feyre and Rhysand


Nadhira Satria
I hate Rhys. I really hate him. And Feyre too.
(view spoiler)

Real excerpt from the book:

My mate rammed into me with his omg holy shit what a considerable length and roared "you're mine" yas
Dec 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book was pointless but okay.
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”Mother above and Cauldron save me.”

Yep, that’s exactly what I thought when I read another one of Feyre and Rhy’s naughty scenes! The words might have been the same; my thoughts came with an eye roll instead of pleasure though. As did a lot of other things while I read this novella. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed almost every second of this and it was really nice to spend some time with all those characters again BUT (yes, it’s a big but) there were a lot of things that didn’t sit well with
Rereading this again filled me up with all kinds of warmth and goodness.


That motherfuckin wall scene!


I mean, what are words at this point when it comes to Sarah J Maas's books?! She's my favourite author. Her books have brought about this sense of utter calm and happiness within me every time I read and think about them.

This novella was everything we needed to potentially see the direction the other books will go in. And boy, am I beyond excited for it!

I'm sure we'll be getting mor
Nov 15, 2017 added it
miss is just throwing together some random nouns for her titles now
V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you to include it in the choice awards
One more time I want to warn readers, teachers and parents that this series isn't YOUNG ADULT. Distrust any booktuber, Goodreads reviewer/editor, and "prestigious" site that tells you otherwise.

If you are a teacher or librarian Distrust the information on the genre and recommended age that comes from the publisher Bloomsburry Children's. Also distrust Kirkus reviews, Booktubers and book bloggers who say this is Young adult, Common sense media and The Goodreads choice awards for Young adult. For
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Update 5/11/18OMG! This is exactly what I needed today after my stressful appointment with my Radiology Oncologist. CLICK THE LINK BELOW THE PICTURE TO SEE THE UNBOXING!

Inside The Box

I can't believe it's here and gone! It's hard to read a little novella from Sarah but knowing there are more books in this series coming makes me both happy and scared. I don't want to see any of my loves die so I'm hoping for the best.

This book was everything a novella should be, I got to fall in love with my ch

1.) A Court of Thorns and Roses ★★★★
2.) A Court of Mist and Fury ★★★★★
3.) A Court of Wings and Ruin ★★★

“The first snow of winter had begun whipping through Velaris...”

A Court of Frost and Starlight starts out a few months after the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin, and Feyre, Rhysand, and the Inner Circle are preparing for the Winter Solstice. The entire gang is also suffering in their own ways with the trauma they are enduring from the events of the war.

“But it had been
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.35/5 ⭐

I honestly don't care what other people say, I didn't have any expectations to be blown away by this.
After the whole emotional roller coaster of the first three books of the series, this was exactly what I needed: a loooong epilogue, showing me my precious babies being safe and happy and surrounded by love and warmth.
SJM served me some good fluff and I gulped it down like it was the drink of the gods.
There's no room to argue how benefic this novella was for my peace of mind.
I loved it
if you're a sjm fan pls don't interact,, just skip this review,, nothing to see here

pls read sil's review bc she snapped real nice

word count:
mate: 66
male: 59
... : 133
the amount of pages: 224

the amount of sex scenes: 1.5 and shit ton of flashbacks because we're 900 years and horny like teenagers
the amount of genitals spotted: 0. zero. zilch. zip. nada. nothing. there was a movie or a tv show (i cant remember what exactly it was OTL) where one character tried to teach the other character to say "p
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
3/5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
“Stars flickered around us, sweet darkness sweeping in. As if we were the only souls in a galaxy.”

I'm sorry. I'm so fucking sorry. THIS BOOK FUCKING KILLED ME WITH BOREDOM. I swear to God, I'm dead now. My ghost is writing this review. I'm fucking dead because this book had no point in even existing. This book isn't even filler. It's nothing. I can't even describe it. This book was SUPPOSED to be the bridge between the old series and the new series. But like??? This book was j
Jun 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Note: I'm a clown, a trash heap, a DUMPSTER FIRE for SJM's books. I love them, warts and all, and I don't even care if it knocks a hundred and fifty points off my member rating at the annual Lesbian Symposium. I'll take the hit. But I also have taste, so you'll understand the confusion here.

If I ever, ever have to scrape my eyes over another bloated grody sex scene between Feyre and Rhysand, I'll just save SJM a job and poke knitting needles through my corneas. But it's not like that was the wo
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great catch with the main heroes of the series. The last book was an all out epic, this one though a lot shorter is still filed with SJM’s great story telling and character development.

So far I have seen all these characters in the worst possible situations and facing incredible odds. Making great sacrifices and the legendary lengths they would go through to achieve their goals and protect those they love. Now when they have “won”, the work of rebuilding, forgiveness and moving on from
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
3.5 Stars

So...I'm not in a reviewing mood at ALL; but I figured I better lay something down here before I completely forget any thoughts I have about this book and my experience reading it.

I had a hard time rating this.

Because, well, it just didn't blow my mind.

That said.

While I didn't love it...
While I didn't really, really, really like it per se...
I did appreciate it.

And here's why.

Prior to receiving my copy in the mail and, obviously, reading the book, I received Maas' subscriber newslet
chan ☆
Nov 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: dnf, 2021, 2018, ya-fantasy
edit 2/21: still a waste of time but felt like i needed a refresh before ACOSF... prolly didn’t need to bother but it wasn’t that awful

and to think, i was so excited for this one

dnf @ like page 50. this just wasn't good & when i saw the second novella was announced my eyes rolled back in my head so far i saw fucking stars. i'll give you some unneeded backstory since i don't have much to say about content:

i started this series before i started reviewing on goo
Nov 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: short-stories
I think this is the only SJM book with an average rating under four (correct me if I'm mistaken), and I can sort of see why. This is the equivalent of a fluffy fanfic with no plot. Honestly, the plot of this series wasn't great in the first place, so ACOFAS is basically what happens when SJM makes the good decision to scrap the plot and just focus on the part I actually care about - the characters.

This novella is infamous for, uh...
My reviews are rated G, thank you very much.
Let's just say...
Apr 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Real Rating: 2.5

This book made me realize that I am more interested in the characters that are not in the inner circle like Lucien, Tamlin, Viviane, Kallias and even Eris (I’m really intrigued by him). Anytime those people were mentioned, my interest in the book rose. Unfortunately, since they are indeed not part of the inner circle, their presence in this was either non-existent or minuscule.

This book was said to bridge the gap between what happened in previous books and the next ones. I som
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
FINALLY!!We have a cover! It's absolutely beautiful <3

I can't wait until May :(
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, favorites
Cardan Greenbriar
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was ok



FUCKING ALL THE WAY ❄ no kidding










Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was ok

ACOBAR - A Court of Boredom and Repetition

Yep, that’s what I’m going with.

2.5 stars

This was...painful. Painful, because I’ve been SO obsessed with this series and beyond excited for this novella and somehow I just ended up feeling immensely bored and underwhelmed. Sure, seeing those characters again was nice and there were some cute scenes but half of what happened in this book was a repetition of past events. You might say, what did you expect? This was just supposed to bridge the gap between t
alana ♡
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, fantasy


I really did enjoy this BUT I cannot justify a five star review for this because I mean WHERE WAS THE PLOT?!

I was happy to be back with my favs but this is literally 200+ pages of shopping, painting, Rhys & Feyre making one decision, and talking. AND THAT'S IT.

Let me rant first and then I'll tell you what I loved, okay? This was supposed to be the bridge between ACOWAR and the spin-off novels, but it wasn't because by the end of this story nothing happened for anything to
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Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the Throne of Glass series. Her books have sold more than twelve million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog. To find out more, visit sarahjmaas.com or follow @therealsjmaas ...more

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