A Court of Thorn & Roses
Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
May 1st 2018
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.
“Stars flickered around us, sweet darkness sweeping in. As if we were the only souls in a galaxy.”
Once I finally finished A Court of Wings & Ruin, I went straight onto A Court of Frost & Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. I didn’t know what to expect from this book but gosh, I loved it so much.
It was an incredibly heartwarming novella about Feyre and Rhysand after the war. It follows them trying to get to grips with everything and to continue living a “normal” life.
“I think my heart knew you were mine long before I ever realized it.”
I love everything about their relationship. Rhy is always such an open individual and he always listens to Feyre’s opinions and choices. He never ever EVER forces her to do anything that she is not willing to do. Rhy is an absolutely beautiful character and this book really highlights that.
Although the war with Hybern is over, it will probably take some time for everyone in their kingdom to recover. Especially for Feyre who nearly lost people who she loves with all her heart.
“She had always been drawn to the untamed, wild things of the world.”
Feyre during A Court of Frost & Starlight made my heart so full. The fact that she is even able to start going to places that she thought impossible again is sheer bravery. It made me so happy to see her going back to her favorite district in Velaris, Rainbow district. Here she is able to be herself with her arts and painting. Feyre is also able to start slowly getting back into painting, a thing that she loves to do. Even though she has suffered so much, this is one small step for her recovery. It’s beautiful.
What I also thought is a really interesting and heartbreaking part of ACOFAS is witnessing the conversation between Rhy and Tamlin. In the first book, even though Tamlin was originally the one who “saved” Feyre from her previous life, he is now a broken male.
With how Feyre left things at the Spring Court (with good reasons, may I add), he is left to be alone. Completely broken, probably beyond repair. Although, with how he eventually treated Feyre (i.e. locking her away), he helped her when she needed it most. Their interactions are powerful and heartbreaking. Even though Rhy would love nothing more than to rip out Tamlin’s throat for the things he did to Feyre, instead he shows him compassion. I really wonder what the future will hold for Tamlin and if at some point he’ll be healed. I highly doubt it though.
“Cassian had named about two dozen poses for Nesta at this point. Ranging from I Will Eat Your Eyes for Breakfast to I Don’t Want Cassian to Know I’m Reading Smut. The latter was his particular favorite.”
With A Court of Frost & Starlight, not only do we get to see the POV’s of Feyre and Rhy, but also of Mor, Cassian, and Nesta. It is very interesting to see what they think and what their stories are continuing on to be.
The story I’m more curious about thought is the one between Cassian and Nesta. With the teaser at the end of this book, boy oh boy I’m excited. I really want to know what happens next!
Overall, this novella is a super heartwarming and good highlighter for the relationship between Feyre and Rhysand. How they are starting to slowly recover after the war and what their future may hold for them. It is also filled with love. Love for their family and friends and for their new life together.