I actually read this the moment it came out but for a number of reasons I never got to post a review and then I though I’d do a video review… and chickened out!
So unpopular opinion of A Court of Frost and Starlight – I loved it. From what I’ve seen online not many people did because it was like, hello, where’s the plot? And I get where people are coming from when the rest of the ACOTAR series has been about WAR. But the blurb of this novel and Sarah pretty much said it was about the after. So I was fully prepared for something softer.
Overall, it was a pretty laid-back novella (its not a novel. I think it was slightly miss-marketed, or at least not Sarah J Maas size novel). It felt like a contemporary romance novel to me but set in a fantasy world. The topics covered could have been felt by a normal human, worrying about Christmas presents and family and love.
I was really taken aback by the size of ACOFAS (does the shortened title sound like a sneeze to you too?). I thought it would be a novel and before I’d opened my Amazon box I thought they’d sent me the wrong thing! However, I think it was perfectly the right size for this story.
The story itself… I’m a massive ACOTAR fan so I loved it. The novella was basically fan service and I love the fact this could get published because enough people loved the stories and the characters and wanted more.
So I would say get it if you want to read more Feysand and just read about the daily lives of these characters after the tragedies that befell them. There are no huge huge fights. But also don’t get it if you’re not super in love with these characters.
I rate it a 5/5 stars because, yes, I am biased. But I knew what I was getting in to.