A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury YA on May 1, 2018
“Stars flickered around us, sweet darkness sweeping in. As if we were the only souls in a galaxy.”
This novella was everything I needed post-ACOWAR and pre-ACOTAR 4. And now I can’t wait even more.
A Court of Frost and Starlight had everything to make me smile, feel fuzzy inside, and get me through this waiting period. Since the novella was written to be a segue between the first trilogy and the spinoff trilogy, there wasn’t much action propelling it. I didn’t mind as I knew going into the book it was only supposed to set up for the spinoff.
The Winter Solstice (and Feyre’s birthday) is the main focus of the novella, the first 2/3 leading up to the Solstice and the rest occurring on the Solstice. It was sort of nice to get to just see all the characters exist. No wars, no separations, nothing to get in the way of them just living their lives. My favorite scenes are all when everyone was in the same room and they were just bickering like they had nothing to worry about.
The novella itself didn’t quite make me feel like I knew where the next 3 books would go, but the snippet of the next book solved that mystery. It’s not where I theorized, but I’m not at all disappointed. (No worries, I won’t spoil it since SJMaas has kept it SO under wraps) I’m just as excited and can’t wait until 2019.
If you love ACOTAR, you’ll love this novella. SJMaas really is an amazing storyteller.