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

[ Edit (12/2020): This review was first posted years ago, and my thoughts on this series have changed since then. I want to reread it before rewriting this review, but in the meantime I want to point out that this series includes harmful representation and lacks diversity in it’s cast of characters. While I still enjoy the books, these issues cannot be ignored. Hopefully I’ll be updating this review soon, but until then, I’ll be adding this disclaimer to all of my ACOTAR reviews and adjusting my rating. Also, this book on its own, in hindsight, was just not very good (bad enough that I lowered it even more than I lowered it before).]

[ UPDATE 2019: I’ve edited this review since my initial posting, dropping the rating from a 4.5 to a 3 (and that’s me being nice). The more I think about this book, the more I realized how disappointing it is, and how unnecessary it feels. It was a money grab disguised as fan service. ]

Overall: 2/5 Stars
Characters: 3.5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 2.5/5
Plot and Themes: 2/5
Awesomeness Factor: 1/5
Review in a Nutshell:
A Court of Frost and Starlight is a fluffy, quick read that sets up the next book in the universe. It’s basically a filler christmas fanfic.

“I think my heart knew you were mine long before I ever realized it.”

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A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (Review, A Court of thorns and Roses #3)

[ Edit (12/2020): This review was first posted years ago, and my thoughts on this series have changed since then. I want to reread it before rewriting this review, but in the meantime I want to point out that this series includes harmful representation and lacks diversity in it’s cast of characters. While I still enjoy the books, these issues cannot be ignored. Hopefully I’ll be updating this review soon, but until then, I’ll be adding this disclaimer to all of my ACOTAR reviews and adjusting my rating.]

To avoid spoilers for the first book, I won’t be going into detail on the plot of this series. That said, here is a link to my review of the first book! As you probably know, I’m a die-hard ACOTAR fan, but I will say ACOWAR was my least favorite in the series (-note from the future- that title has now been granted to ACOFAS-). However, that really doesn’t say much because I love this series so much.

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 3.5/5
Plot and Themes: 3.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2/5
Would you recommend this book to fans of the first? Yes

“Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.”

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