A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas Books Review

Updated: Jan 24, 2021

A Court of Frost and Starlight

by Sarah J. Maas

Published by Bloomsbury

Novella in A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

Hope warms the coldest night.

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends 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 far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.


Steamy High-Fantasy Bittersweet


New Adult


A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas is a novella set after the third A Court of Thorns and Roses book, and centers around Feyre, Rhysand, Cassian, and Morrigan preparing for the Winter Solstice celebration, as well as trying to continue peace treaties after the way, and rebuild.

A part of me ALMOST posted this along with the other Crown of Thorns and Roses reviews, but the Winter Solstice celebration is so much like Christmas, I decided to wait till December to post it. A Court of Frost and Starlight was enjoyable, but a bit bland compared to the novels in the series. This could be attributed to it being a novella, of course. I found some parts a bit boring and predictable. I found other parts wonderful. There were some instances I literally laughed out loud. For a novella, it did it's job well. It gave us an update on our favorite characters after the war, and set up the future of the series by reminding us of conflict that has yet to be resolved, and giving us some new material to ponder over. I am literally bursting with excitement for the next book (A Court of Silver Flames), so yes, this little novella certainly did its job.

In A Court of Frost and Starlight, we get four characters POV's, and a very brief POV from Nesta. Let's start with our main characters, Feyre and Rhys. Both are incredibly busy with rebuilding, running their Court, and trying to work out peace treaties between the different Courts and between the Fae and humans. Their duties have been getting in the way of them spending a lot of time together, so during the Solstice, they make it a priority. I wasn't expecting a whole lot from them in this novella in terms of character building,and what we did get was predictable, BUT because I love Rhys and Feyre together, I enjoyed it.

Cassian's POV was probably the MOST interesting to me in this novella, as it was setting up the next book, which will be focusing on Nesta/Cassian. It's fascinating how much has changed from book to this novella between him and Nesta, and I am all kinds of excited to continue their story. Nesta is a huge pain in the ass to read, but I am hoping Cassian can break down those walls sooner rather than later to make her tolerable. It seems there will be some major issues with the Illyrian army, as well as hearing from the human queens again, so there will be some interesting conflict coming up for sure.

Also ... anyone else just absolutely in love with Cassian? I'm hoping we eventually find out what was in that little box ...