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Review: A Court Of Frost & Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

168119631x.jpgThe Cover: I love ALL the covers that are part of the A Court Of Thorns & Roses series but the cover of A Court Of Frost & Starlight is so BEAUTIFUL. It’s probably my favorite to be honest! Feyre looks AMAZING and all the little details on the cover just makes me want to hug it! So pretty! A+

Basics: A Court Of Frost & Starlight was released on May 1st 2018, published by Bloomsbury YA and is 272 pages. A Court Of Frost & Starlight is a novella focusing on the events that occurred after A Court Of Wings & Ruin (book #3 in the series.) Genre wise A Court Of Frost & Starlight belong to Fantasy, Mature Young Adult, Standalone/novella and Romance.

Description: A companion tale to Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series that takes place several months after the explosive events of A Court of Wings and Ruin Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this story bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming novels in the series. Feyre, Rhys and their companions 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.
A Court Of Frost & Starlight.jpgOverall thoughts: I loved A Court Of Frost & Starlight so much! I wish it had been a full length book to be honest, but it was perfect as novella. It wrapped up some questions that were left behind in A Court Of Wings and Ruin and also got me curious for the next book! Feyre and Rhysand are everything and I could probably read ten or five million more books based on them alone. Besides the growing tensions in other courts and the aftermath of the war with Hybern, it was refreshing to just read about the lives of the Night Court. Feyre and Rhys could just be together and it was a nice change of pace. 

I also liked the fact that several chapters were based on other character’s points of view. Although when it came to reading other character’s POV it brought more questions which was a bit annoying, but it set things up for the next book. Which brings me up to the next part of this review: Nesta and Cassian. Man…these two are probably the most angsty couple I have ever read about and they really aren’t a couple yet! No spoilers, but the majority of this book focused on how every character was dealing with the aftermath of the war and all the changes that occurred. It was very hard to read Nesta’s POV, my heart goes out to her and also to Cassian. They are both broken people that I just wished would come together so they could finally heal and be happy, maybe in the next set of books? Which brings up another big question, Sarah J. Maas said that it would be pretty clear what characters the next set of books would focus on when it came A Court Of Frost & Starlight; but she had several characters point of views in A Court Of Frost & Starlight. minus Feyre and Rhysand it seemed to me that the next set of books would focus on the Inner circle which could mean: Nesta, Cassian, Elain, Lucien, Mor and Amren. Question is, will the next book focus on one POV or two? Or even more than two? I’m excited for the future but I wished we didn’t have to wait so long!

A Court Of Frost & Starlight was a light, happy read showcasing the aftermath events of A Court Of Frost & Starlight. Clearly not everyone was happy but if all the characters weren’t happy, more books wouldn’t be published. I really liked the back and forth of POV’s between Feyre and Rhysand, I actually wish we could get the whole entire series from Rhy’s point of view. I also really enjoyed how their was more of a romance element in A Court Of Frost & Starlight too, after everything Feyre and Rhys have been through they NEEDED some happy in the lives desperately. 

I am so looking forward to the future of this series and the expansion beyond the Night Court. A Court Of Frost & Starlight will definitely be high on my list of best 2018 books at the end of the year. Till next time Court lovers: to the stars who listen and to the dreams that are answered!
Untitled.pngCouple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
5 shells

Favorite Quotes: “We’re spending Solstice together. All of us.” -Rhys 

“You were born on the longest night of the year. You were meant to be my side from the very beginning.” -Rhys

“To the blessed darkness from which we are born, and to which we return.” -Feyre

“Eons would never be enough for all I wanted to, see with him. For all I wanted to love him.” -Feyre

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
5 shells

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My Review of A Court Of Thorns & Roses <—
My Review of A Court Of Mist & Fury <—
My Review Of A Court of Wings & Ruin <—-

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About the Author: Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel,is available now.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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Review: A Court Of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

winga.jpg The Cover: This cover is perfection! Minus showing her face, it shows Feyre in all her rebel, resilient, beautiful, warrior glory. It’s one of my favorite covers ever! A+

Basics: A Court Of Wings and Ruin was released on May 2nd, 2017, published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens and is 720 pages long. Genre wise A Court Of Wings and Ruin belongs to belongs to belongs to Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction and Romance.

Description: Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
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Overall thoughts: A Court of Wings and Ruin is literally the perfect ending to a book series, but the best part? It’s not! The world of A Court Of Thorns and Roses is continuing on! Which is fantastic because A Court of Wings and Ruins was great but left a lot of unanswered questions, but we will discuss that later in this review. For now let’s discuss the heart and soul of this amazing book: Feyre.

I’ll start with Feyre because I’ll be honest, I have a girl crush on her. Feyre is such an amazing character because if you compare her from where she was in book one, AKA A Court Of Thorns And Roses to now, A Court Of Wings and Ruins…the character development is just out of this world. I have read a book that included a character that grew as much as Feyre did; sure she went through a lot of heartbreaking and horrible experiences but honestly that made root for her! Every time Feyre stood up for herself and her family in A Court Of Wings and Ruin I literally wanted to stop reading and just cheer for her. It was SO empowering and Feyre is the type of heroine that every young teenager going through something horrible needs to read about, heck Feyre is the character EVERYONE needs to read about when they are having a hard time. She will forever be one of my favorite characters and I’m excited for the future of the A Court Of Thorns And Roses book series because I am sure she will only continue to grow and be amazing. 

Story wise A Court Of Wings And Ruin has A LOT of ground to cover and finish up. Feyre and Rhysand were apart last time we saw them in A Court Of Mist And Fury, Prythian is on the verge of war, Lucian announced that Elain (Feyre’s sister) is his mate, Nesta (Feyre’s other sister) and Cassian have this weird dynamic going on that is interesting and confusing, did I mention that Prythian was about to be invaded and um, hello…war! Honestly I was a bit concerned because the way everything ended, there was STILL a lot of unanswered questions and no spoilers, but what happened towards the end of A Court Of Wings And Ruin brought up even MORE questions. Thankfully the series will continue on in a novella releasing May 1st, 2018 A Court Of Frost And Starlight that will hopefully wrap up the loose ends and be the platform for more books in this series. Which has been confirmed so get excited people!

Overall I loved A Court Of Wings And Ruin and I think for the most part was the perfect ending to the first three books in this series. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
5 shells
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****Artwork belongs to Charlie Bowater and not me****

Favorite Quotes: “Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.” -Rhys

“Remember that you are a wolf. And you cannot be caged.” -Rhys

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
5 shells

Buy A Court Of Wings and Ruin:
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My review of A Court Of Thorns & Roses <—-
My review of A Court Of Mist & Fury <—

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About the Author: 
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel,is available now.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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Review: A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas

fury The Cover: I adore this cover and honestly it’s my favorite cover of this series. Feyre looks strong and powerful and I don’t even care that I can’t see her face because she looks THAT fierce. 

Basics: A Court Of Mist And Fury was released on May 3rd, 2016, published by Bloomsbury USA and is 626 pages long. Genre wise A Court Of Mist and Fury belongs to belongs to Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction and Romance.

Description: Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.
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Overall thoughts: What a ride A Court Of Mist and Fury was! I haven’t read a book this long since Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and I don’t regret any of it. Sarah J. Maas is one of the best authors of all time and this book is just proof of the magic she possesses. Last time we left Feyre she was back in the Spring Court experiencing a new life, literally. Feyre has been turned into an immortal fae, destined to live forever; she may be fae now but there is something inside her now, something that is just pulsating to get out. On top of getting used to her new life and body, the Spring Court is rebuilding and Tamlin isn’t quite the Tamlin she remembered. What is exactly Feyre’s role in Spring Court and how does she fit in there? That’s only the beginning of her problems. 

We thought with the demise of the wretched Amarantha that Phythian would finally be at peace, along Feyre was reunited with her true, love. She thought that happily ever after wasn’t too far from the horizon. But Feyre is still plagued with what happened under the Mountain and can’t help notice the distance between her and Tamlin. Again…everything isn’t always what it seems. When everything seems hopeless for Feyre, the person to comes to her rescue is Rhysand of all people, the High Lord of the Night Court. Feyre and company may of escaped from Under the Mountain and broke the curse on Phythian but the trouble for Feyre and company are only the beginning. 

A Court of Mist and Fury is one of the best books I have ever read and I highly suggest reading it immediately or adding to your to read list. Another reason I love this book so much that I can guarantee you that you will be able to relate to one of these characters and their experiences, good or bad. As a reader being able to relate to a character personally for me, makes me love the book even more and I’m sure the same could be said for you! My review of the third book in this series, A Court Of Wings and Ruin will be out soon! 
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Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
5 shells
Favorite Quotes: “To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys. To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.” -Feyre

“He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.” -Feyre

“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal. I was a survivor, and I was strong. I would not be weak, or helpless again I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.” -Feyre

“There are good days and hard days for me, even now. Don’t let the hard days win.” 
-Mor

“I am broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belong to you.”  -Feyre

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
5 shells
Buy A Court Of Mist And Fury:
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Indiebound
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About the Author: 
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel,is available now.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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