Book Talk: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Hello, my lovely readers!
Welcome to the last part of my reviews on Sarah J. Maas’ ACOTAR series (so far). I am heartbroken that there’s nothing more to read, so prepare for a lengthy and spoiler-filled review.

A Court of Frost and Starlight (Cover from Goodreads)

The Plot:

After the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys and their family try to rebuild Velaris, try to rebuild their own lives. Winter Solstice is approaching. What better way to heal those wounds with a family gathering?

The Rating:

I also devoured this little piece of writing (it’s a novella) in one go.
I love that the pace is so much slower than in the other books as it only spans over a few days. However, that doesn’t mean the story is less intense.

Just like the novels before, this one had me weeping like a child.
I know many people hated this novella. Most likely because it’s so different from the rest in the series. But what broke my heart this time was seeing them all together, struggling to adjust, finally finding some peace and quiet. I loved it so much because the characters get something they deserve after all those horrific events in the past books.

Some things might have been a bit tacky and not overly thrilling, but that’s the way life is. We get chapters about almost every one of our favorite characters and learn a tiny bit more about where they come from and what they feel.

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Book Talk: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Hey guys!
It’s time to share all my thoughts and feelings on the third part of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series. As before my thoughts on A Court of Wings and Ruin will contain many many spoilers and be extensive.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (Cover from Goodreads)

The Plot:

Feyre is back at the Spring Court. However, now she is a double agent and Tamlin is about to get what he deserves. Hybern is preparing for war, but so is all of Prythian…

The Rating:

I can’t remember the last time I’ve been crying so hard.
Sarah J. Maas managed to rip my heart out with this one. I don’t even know what to do with all my feelings.
To be honest, I can’t remember any book ever affecting me this much. I finished A Court of Wings and Ruin in one sitting and was torn between reading more and getting closer to the end. I didn’t want this to be over, didn’t want to leave all those characters behind.

Not just the characters we already fell for. Like Rhysand who is just about perfect in every way. Or Feyre who is intense and relatable. Or Azriel, Cassian, Mor and Amren who deep are so much more than they seem at first glance. We get Feyre’s sisters who are now also High Fae and we already know that Nesta is more than a handful. But also Elain, sweet Elain who always ways nothing but good. ACOWAR also marks the return of Lucien who appears to be a more complicated character than we knew until now.

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Book Talk: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Hello, my lovely readers!
I recently dived into the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas after having heard so many great things about it.
While I usually tried to keep my reviews spoiler-free, there’s no way to do it with this series. So if you haven’t read it yet, you might want to leave right now.
Also, apologies in advance – the reviews for this series might turn out a bit longer than usual for me…

A Court of Thorns and Roses (Cover from Goodreads)

The Plot:

Feyre is responsible for her family’s survival. That’s why she’s out that day hunting. But when she shoots a wolf that’s far bigger than it should be, Feyre gets sucked into a world of faeries and magic. A world that has problems of its own. Huge problems…

The Rating:

As I mentioned before, I had heard lots of praise for these books, so I added them to my reading list. To be honest, I didn’t really know what the story is about, so I began A Court of Thorns and Roses ready to be surprised.

However, I didn’t end that well. First of all, I wasn’t too impressed by the main character, Feyre. I think the main problem is that she’s just too much like the blueprint of your typical YA heroine. She’s strong, she can fight, she has some serious issues. Despite not really realizing it herself she is beautiful. That description applies to all the women in The Hunger Games, The Lunar Chronicles, and the Divergent series. To be honest, I think if I hadn’t read all those books before this one, I would have enjoyed ACOTAR far more. This way I constantly kept comparing and seeing similarities.

But wait a second. There are more issues I have with this book.
After Feyre kills that wolf, we learn that it was actually a High Fae and she is dragged to the realm of Prythian. There she is to live out the rest of her days in the grand mansion of a very good-looking Lord. We later find out that in order to break a curse he has to make her fall in love with him.
Does this sound like a copy of The Beauty and Beast to anybody else but me?

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