Book Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Genre: High fantasy, romance, new adult, young adult
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Page number: 272
Publication Date: May 1st 2018
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.
I feel like the only reason I'm not hating on this book as much as other people is because I was lucky enough to have a library to literally buy whatever book I want, whenever I want. So I was able to enjoy more Feysand without having a mad voice at the back of my mind the whole time, enraging at how much money this (could've) cost me.
I am warning everyone right now. If you're a fan of this series (and Feysand in general), you can read this and enjoy it. But you would not be able to if you actually spend your own 11 dollars on it. You will regret it. You can enjoy it better if you loan it from someone or borrow it from a library, but if you spend your own money on it, you are going to end up hating this book.
It's ridiculous, the hardcover of this book is $10.79 (which is reasonable), but it's only $0.04 more expensive than the Kindle version, which is $10.76. It's basically the same price. The hardcover and the kindle version of the exact same book has basically the exact same price.
But that's not even the worst part. The paperback is even MORE expensive than the Kindle version and the hardcover version, costing $10.90 dollars.
Can someone please explain to me, in which parallel universe did it make sense for them to make the paperback -
Version of the book more expensive than the hardcore one.
Why is the paperback version more expensive than the hardcover one.
Well, someone is becoming a little money-lusting monster.
I guess it makes sense (my face is cringing as I'm writing this) for them to mark this price for a book with about 400 pages that actually-gives-something-to-the-series'-arc and-story. But this book doesn't even fill that requirement.
I'm not even too bothered by the story in this book (spoilers the story was kind of pointless that's it). This book is a novella, it's supposed to be something extra (and almost pointless), just so the fans can see more of our beloved characters. It's not even a problem if it's shorter, because novellas are supposed to be shorter.
But it does become a problem when a novella with such a short length and does nothing truly remarkable for the series' story-line, to possess the same price tag as the other books, which by the way, have at least 400 pages and actually have a purpose.
I got exactly what I wanted from this book, and that is to just see more of the characters from this series. I wasn't as disappointed as the other readers because first off, I did not spend my own money on this book and secondly, I really didn't expect much in the story. I really, really just wanted to see Feyre and Rhysand again. But if you don't take my warning, and you actually buy this book yourself, chances are no matter how mentally prepared you are and how much you know you're going to get from the book, the fact that this 200 page book cost you 11 dollars will leave a sour taste in your mouth. You've been warned.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15). Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.