‘A Court of Frost and Starlight’: After War

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

I have loved the ACOTAR series with all my heart. The second book is my favorite of all. Although I didn’t enjoy ACOWAR as much as the first two books, I ended up giving it 5 stars as well due to my love for this series.

When I heard the news that this series will continue, I was very excited. To continue reading the world where my beloved Rhysand resides made this book my most anticipated release of 2018. Having said that, after I finished reading this book, I felt that there was absolutely no need for Maas to continue with this story.

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Where it picks up from.. 

This book starts when the Winter Solstice is approaching after the war and Prythian is rebuilding itself. When I say Prythian, it’s mostly the Night Court. The whole book is based in Velaris, the struggles of the High Lord and High Lady of the Night Court in building peace and struggling with memories of the War.

What I Liked and Didn’t

The only good thing about this book was seeing the characters (the inner circle) again and how happy they are and helping each other. Also, the best part was the supplementary first chapter of the next book given, where there was actual progress in the story.

What I didn’t like was no prominent progress in the story; this book seemed like a filler, a bridge to connect the original ‘trilogy’ with the other books which are yet to come. I really wished other characters were talked about more, like Mor’s sexuality, Tamlin’s struggle, Elain and Azriel and Cassian and Nesta’s relationship.

Final Thoughts

After such wonderful books in the series, Maas failed to capture the interest of the reader in this one. There were various unanswered questions in ACOWAR which I hoped were answered in this book, but they weren’t. Nothing really happened in this book.

It is just a 200 pages book (which I was initially disappointed with) but I get now that a little more than that, it would’ve been unbearable. If you’ve read the previous books, you may pick up this one because this series will continue and hopefully the next book will be better. If you’re satisfied with the ending of ACOWAR, you may give this book a pass.

Title : A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication: 2018
Language : English
Pages : 229
Rating : 4/5

Disclaimer: Thanks to Bloomsbury India for a copy. All opinions are my own

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