Mini-Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight, by Sarah J. Maas

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Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, New Adult

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In a spur-of-the-moment kind of decision, I bought all three Court books last year and never looked back. I was addicted to those books and flew through the steamy fantasy, so dark and new to me – neither “boring” adult fantasies nor young adult. This was new and different. So when I saw that A Court of Frost and Starlight was published, I immediately went and bought it! Then I saw lots of review saying it was basically a Christmas short story, and I was like, okay! I’ll read this in December to get the best atmosphere to read this book (it came out in May). So I waited and waited.

But the truth is that I saw no plot at all in this book, and a lot of it was just shopping for gifts and opening gifts. Some of the open points from the last ACOTAR book were briefly touched upon and then not really progressed or finished at all. More like a reminder – hey, remember this was going on? – and felt a bit pointless. Also, seeing the ultra-macho culture of the fae now, a year later, I’m cringing to think that I recommended this series both to my sister and my aunt. Gosh. I was rolling my eyes at it all the time during this book – how they say female and male, how characters’ ARCs are basically gratuitously violent pasts being now slowly healed by friendship and so on. The tortured, brooding, sexy male is abound in this series. I felt emotionally detached from all the characters, even Rhys. I’m still going to read the next book of the series, but this book really disappointed me. Was a really unnecessary thing and could’ve been a chapter or two on the last book of ACOTAR instead.

3 thoughts on “Mini-Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight, by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Naty querida! Eu li Corte de Espinhos e Rosas e na correria acabei não te dando um retorno… Realmente achei a história fraca, reconheci “contaminação” de outras séries e não me senti atraída a continuar a leitura. Mas aproveitando, eu li também A Maldição do Tigre de Colleen Houck, mais pela capa que é maravilhosa, porém achei altamente decepcionante. E a saga tem capas lindíssimas o que me deixa muito frustrada.
    Mas uma coleção que estou gostando bastante é Saga do Assassino, da Robin Hobb. Essa eu recomendo!
    Também gostei muito do primeiro volume de – A Saga do Império – de Raymond Feist e Janny Wurst. Estou aguardando os próximos volumes! beijokas!!

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    • Oi, tia! Então, andei mudando bastante minha opinião sobre esses livros… vamos ver, acho que ainda vou tentar o próximo que lança ano que vem, mas estou bem desanimada. Depois de ler várias outras séries, essa ficou bem meeeeh. Só ouvi coisas boas sobre a série da Robin Hobb!! 🙂 Que bom que está gostando!! Vou roubar hehe Já esse do Tigre eu nunca ouvi falar. Que peninha!


  2. I haven’t read this book and I am almost 99.9999999% sure that I will still not read it but this review helped me solidify it. I like the first couple of books when I read them but I realized how problematic they all were. Have a great day and lovely post 🙂


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