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A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
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it was ok

Conflicted

Not quite sure what to say about this book, other than it left me a little bit disappointed at how the whole thing was executed.

Granted, ACOFAS is a novella, so I was not expecting a lengthy novel-like storyline to it. However, I still expected there to be some kind of closure of some sort(?)

Maybe not even a closure really, but more like, adding something of value to the plot in general. And that is what is lacking in ACOFAS. It seems like SJM is just stirring things up and adding more problems on top of the already big pile of problems Rhys and Feyre need to sort through.

And for some reason, I could not get into this novella as I did the past three books. If you follow my reviews on the first 3 books of the ACOTAR series, you know I adored those books. I would kill and die for the first 3 books of ACOTAR. But in ACOFAS, I don't know what is lacking, but I could not connect with the Feysand at all.

Don't get me wrong, they are great and all. I still ship them. But it feels as if their relationship has gone quite ... stale? I mean, for god's sake, I am more interested in Cassian and Nesta's relationship than the Feysand's. And you know something is wrong there when the supporting characters are more interesting than the main characters.

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And not to mention, the lengthy description. I think one of the reasons why I struggled so much with this book was the non-stop droning on about how beautiful Velaris is. How wrecked the people were after the war. How Feyre felt. It was just SO. FUCKING.LONG

I have never been one who cares too much about the excessive world building. I mean, it was great and all. But everything needs to be done in moderation. I get that SJM wants to immerse her readers into the world and leave no detail behind, but when a chapter is 75% filled with SJM describing the surrounding and 25% conversation, it makes it very hard to enjoy the reading experience.

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Last but not least, the sex scenes.

I am never one to read a book for the sex scenes. I mean, sex scenes are great. Sex scenes are awesome. But again, everything needs to be done in moderation. I don't need it in order to feel satisfied with a book. With the past 3 books, the sex scenes – albeit very long and very descriptive – was bearable because it was very few in between. But in ACOFAS, there seems to be 40% just Feyre and Rhysand talking dirty and trying to get it on.

And when a book is just 150 pages long, that much desire induced scenes are just a little bit too much for me to handle.

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Anyways. With all that said, I still will be reading the next installment to this series. I do hope the writing style and story plot improves though.

Ps. Thank you to my darling Hulya for the BR! Love you babe! xx

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Pre-Reading :

May 1st come sooner

My soul needs to be blessed by this book


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Reading Progress

January 6, 2018 – Shelved
January 6, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
April 30, 2018 – Started Reading
April 30, 2018 –
9.0% "BR with the lovely Hulya <3<3"
April 30, 2018 –
23.0% " His eyes gleamed, and he buried his face between my breasts again, hands caressing my back. “I love you,” he breathed. “More than life, more than my territory, more than my crown.”


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April 30, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Wynne Katherine Maddie wrote: ":) Hope your soul finds that this book is better than anticipated, lovey <3 xoxo"

Hahaha thank youuu my love. I am super duper excited for this one :D


message 2: by Jen (new) - added it

Jen Very excited for this one!!! xo


Wynne Katherine @Jen : Me too! I can't wait!! The world needs more Rhysand ❤️❤️


message 4: by Simone (new)

Simone Sorry, sweetie, I hope the next one will be better! Fantastic review! ❤


Wynne Katherine Simone wrote: "Sorry, sweetie, I hope the next one will be better! Fantastic review! ❤"

Thank you love! <3


message 6: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Bummer...on to the next ;) xoxox


Léka Spot on! Your review summed up perfectly the issues with this novella. I'm a series fan and am still excited for the next installments (Nessian ♡), but this one was a let down.


Wynne Katherine Maddie wrote: "Eish - so sorry for the bust, well onto next read my lovely Wynne
Big hugs <3 xoxoox
Brilliant review, BTW :)
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Thank you precious Maddie <3 You're so sweet xxx
*HUGSSSS*


Wynne Katherine Wendy wrote: "Bummer...on to the next ;) xoxox"

Hahaha agreed xx


Wynne Katherine Léka wrote: "Spot on! Your review summed up perfectly the issues with this novella. I'm a series fan and am still excited for the next installments (Nessian ♡), but this one was a let down."

Thank you Léka! I'm sorry this one was a let down for you too. Let's just hope that the fourth book will come back with a bang <3


message 11: by Jen (new) - added it

Jen Wonderful review my dear... I’m so very sorry to hear that you were disappointed but I totally understand why! Sigh, now I’m not so eager to read it!!!❤️


Wynne Katherine Jen wrote: "Wonderful review my dear... I’m so very sorry to hear that you were disappointed but I totally understand why! Sigh, now I’m not so eager to read it!!!❤️"

Thank you my love! Please don't let my review hinder you from reading the book, this might just be me and you maybe still will be able to enjoy the book <3


message 13: by clara (new) - rated it 1 star

clara i'm so sorry this was disappointing, i hope your next read and the other spinoff novels are better <3


Wynne Katherine clara wrote: "i'm so sorry this was disappointing, i hope your next read and the other spinoff novels are better <3"

Thank you sweet Clara, I hope so too! I hope you are loving Circe! <3


Hulya Kara Yuksel I'm so agree with you babe! Terrific review. ;)


Wynne Katherine Hulya wrote: "I'm so agree with you babe! Terrific review. ;)"

Thank you beautiful! xx


lucie I agree with the sex scenes or Rhysand's sex thoughts. It was just too much for this tiny book and I hope that in the next books will not be more sex scenes than actual plot


Wynne Katherine lucie wrote: "I agree with the sex scenes or Rhysand's sex thoughts. It was just too much for this tiny book and I hope that in the next books will not be more sex scenes than actual plot"

Agreed. I feel like in this book everytime Rhysand and Feyre talk, it always end up having something to do with sex. It gets to the point where I dread seeing them on the pages together lol


AMY ♔pronounced Ah-Mei♔♚♛Queen Of The Fat Cats♛♚ AMYzing review Wynne-chan! xoxoxo


Wynne Katherine AMY ♥(pronounced AH-MEI)♥ wrote: "AMYzing review Wynne-chan! xoxoxo"

Lol thank you Amy! xx


message 21: by Mads (new)

Mads Very good and honest review my love <3 xx


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