A companion tale to the Court of Thorns and Roses series that picks up several …

Review of 'A court of frost and starlight' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This is a short book compared to the earlier novels in the series. Despite my difficulties with the earlier novels, I am interested in what happens to Nesta and Elaine. This book is somewhat of a disappointment because it only teases about them. There's a lot of dancing going on and sometimes I'm not sure if Maas is truly committed to what she has set up for them. I actually enjoyed the sneak preview of the next book in terms of Nesta more.

The story is centered around Solstice, but Maas crammed too many things happening into the story and didn't finish anything. I've read so many stories that are set around a Solstice as a staple in fantasy. This was not well done.

I also found the treatment of Tamlin to be a bit extreme. I don't even like that character, and readers aren't supposed to. But there might be a case of people feeling a bit righteous and being in the wrong here. Unfortunately, when it's the main protagonists, it's hard to step back.

I'll still pick up the next book, though I'm not sure when it is due out.