Winter Solstice is finally here and Feyre wants to celebrate with Rhys and her new found family. The Night Court is busy rebuilding and as High Lady, Feyre must protect what they have fought to protect but she finds more and more wounds have opened in the wake of tragedy than she ever anticipated.
As with my previous reviews of the ACOTAR you shouldn't read this if you haven't caught up with the series! There will be spoilers ahead!
A Court of Frost and Starlight (ACOFAS) follows on from the tearjerker that was A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOWAR) that honestly left me reeling. Reading as Feyre lost Rhys and begging Tamlin to save him was expert writing from Maas, I was expecting similar thrills from this novella and had been reliably informed that this was the most sexual of the series. Honestly? Of the four I've read this was the most "meh" in all aspects, I enjoyed it though, seeing Feyre develop her connections with Velaris and it's residents. ACOFAS added a lot of depth to the characters in their environment and although in terms of the overall story felt a little unnecessary it perfectly captured what the found-family have together and what Velaris means to them all.
A novella is always going to be an in-between, this definitely felt that way. I love Maas' writing but if I'd never have read this instalment of the series would I have minded? Probably not. It didn't deliver in terms of smut or plot, the plot was non-existent and the only focus of this was character and relationship development which we would easily establish in the upcoming book, A Court of Silver Flames. I wouldn't ever say this wasn't a good book, it was enjoyable, but only because I was so invested in the Night Court family.
If you're interested in getting a bigger picture of the characters and their relationships I definitely recommend picking this up, but if you'd rather skip onto the main story, just jump straight to A Court of Silver Flames.