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A new, original novella in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series that picks up several months after the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin.

Months after the explosive events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys, and their companions 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.

©2018 Sarah J. Maas (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Disappointing

I absolutely loved all the previous books in this series. But this one is just painful. It seems like it was written in a rush, the story and characters are flat and it lacks the emotion and humour of the previous books.

I’m really not happy with the narrator. Her voice barely changes between characters, making things very confusing. The way she reads Rhys’ parts really bothers me. I hope there’s a new narrator for the rest of the series.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Bring Jennifer Ikeda back

I absolutely love this series, but I struggle through the current narrator's performance. There is way more distinction between characters and their personalities, and characters speaking and the narrator with Jennifer Ikeda's performance in ACOTAR and ACOMAF.
Every single character has lost something in this book's performance. They actually feel like completely different versions of themselves that aren't as complex and well-rounded as they were before.
I never thought a voice performance could change a story and its characters so much, but here we are.

The book itself is a wonderful companion to ACOWAR. It's great to learn more about Velaris and how everyone is fairing after the war. It definitely leaves you looking forward to the next book.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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If a Book Series Had a Christmas Special ...

That's basically what this is. While I knew it was a novella, I was hoping for something akin to Tower of Dawn, where we'd see more of the story/character arc for some of the other characters.
If you just want to visit with the characters you should enjoy it. I was hoping for a bit more.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Nothing happens in this book

I have loved this series...but this book was terrible. It was nothing but a romance novel. No plot. Nothing happens. I cannot even begin to describe how disappointed and underwhelmed I was when I finished listening. I cannot believe Sarah j. Maas would put her stamp of approval on this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A Court of Frost and Starlight

Book was fine but wanted more. Don't really care for "inbetween" books. And I CANNOT stand this narrator. Didn't like her in book 3 and didn't like her her.e. Half the time you can't tell who is speaking. All her voices sound thre same. In my opinion the narrator makes the story come to life. If Amanda had done books 1 & 2 this series would NOT have been as well received.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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unexpectedly boring

After the excitement of the original books, I was really looking forward to continuing the series. This novella, though, had no plot. At all. It was nice seeing characters again, although they showed little to no growth. If you miss the characters and want to revisit them, you might enjoy this. It lacks conflict and is mostly just hearing about the daily lives of the cast.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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It was Ok

I love SJM books, I've already pre-ordered this one but since it wasn't coming as fast as I hoped I decided to use my credit of the month to listen to the audiobook while it got to me. And boy it was a mistake. The narration was ok, I wasn't expecting much from a sole narrator, but It was so hard to know which character was talking in a or b scene that I just got to say this wasn't my favorite listening at all.
In regards of the story itself... it's a warm read, for sure. One that I would recommend during the holidays when you can lay back and relax. It's not the plot heavy story I was used to from this series, but a character driven one. As SJM herself said, this is like a novelette, almost a fanfic of her own work. And it sure feels like it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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The End of One and Beginning of Another

A Court of Frost & Starlight is amazing. Feyre, Rhys and their circle of friends work to rebuild their court and the changing world beyond them. With the Winter Solstice finally drawing near and with it a long earned rest and celebration, however the shadows of the past continue to loom over them all. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she soon finds that those she loves have more wounds than she first thought and those scars will impact the future of their court. A Court of Frost & Starlight is full of magic, healing, adventure, romance and a new beginning.

Overall, A Court of Frost & Starlight was enjoyable. I really liked it, however, I think I got overly excited for it and it wasn’t what I expected. It's the fault of Amanda's narrating which was great but the story itself. Amanda did very well with the characters, emotion and how she had to switch narrate both male and female point of views. It's just that the book had too much of some things and less of other things. I love Feyre and Rhys, I do, they are one of my favorite couples but it got old quickly being reminded that they are mates and how much they want to be with each other in the bedroom sense. In the end the novella was a nice way to bridge the end of one trilogy and to begin a new one. I love Amanda and hope she continues narrate the series. I can’t wait for the new trilogy and to see what new adventures is coming.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A little teaser

I think the best way to describe this book is as an Appetizer.This novella will answer any questions you have about what happened after our Night Court returned home and whats up with all those "Pending" relationships.

This book doesn't have a speck of action or thrill. This is 100% emotions and feelings. We get insight on how our favorite characters are dealing with the aftermath and each other. Some are suffering from PTSD, some have become isolated, and some are still searching for something that may be out of reach.

I mentioned there isn't any action, but that doesn't mean the book doesn't have any suspense. Learning the fate of the Spring Court was the most interesting part for me, but there wasnt a lot of time spent there.

Though the first 1/3 of the book was very dull, once we come across Tamlin it gets interesting. Though I don't mind a good sex scene or some mushy lovey dovey stuff... I was more interested in characters other than Feyre and Rhys. Oh by the way, if you were one those snobs complaining about love scenes in the last book, then you might want to skip this one. There is steamy scene towards the end.

Obviously we can expect a full novel out and possibly even another battle. I'm all in and a bit excited to see what happens next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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seems more like a long epilogue

seems more like a long epilogue then a full fledged book. It should have been more fleshed out