The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we’d have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I’d now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.
I’ve seen quite a bit of negative feedback regarding this book. Most of the complaints regarded people being sick of Feyre and Rhysand and the overuse of the word “mate”. I understand where these criticisms are coming from, but, on the other hand, what did you expect? The synopsis of this novel is pretty clear who and what is going to be the main focus. Also, is “mate” over used? Yes. Am I 100% here for it? Hell yes!
It’s wonderful being back in this world. What I enjoyed most about it was being able to simmer and enjoy the world for what it is without a looming threat or some other major plot point about to happen. The characters are all still reeling from the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin. They’re all dealing with their emotions and actions in the best way they can and it’s not always healthy.
A Court of Frost and Starlight is told through multiple perspectives, though Feyre and Rhysand’s are the majority. This novella is a lovely conclusion to Feyre and Rhysand’s arc and I’m incredibly sad to see them go. However, Maas sets up Cassian, Nesta, and Morrigan in very interesting ways, so despite being sad to leave the main characters behind I’m excited for the next chapter to begin.
Overall, A Court of Frost and Starlight is a beautiful addition to the series that reaffirmed my love for these characters and this world.
❤ ❤ ❤