Publisher: Bloomsbury | Pages: 272
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Faeries, Romance
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends 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.
Oh, Sarah J. Maas. You have done it again! Maas successfully made my heart warm, my lips smile and my excitement grow for the coming books all in only 272 pages.
I was so so excited for this book and I’m happy to say that it did not disappoint me. This book just felt like reuniting with wonderful friends and its not often that an author can make me truly feel as though I am intertwined in their world. Whenever this does happen though, I commend the author because their writing ability and storyline is magnificent.
While this was a short look back into the world, I was really pleased with this novella. The main thing I LOVED about this book was the fact that I got to just sit back and watch these characters interact with one another in normal and fun ways. Don’t get me wrong, I love the action packed adventures that come along with books written by Maas. However, it was really refreshing to just see these characters enjoy life and celebrate, especially after the events of the last book.
Another thing I loved about this book was the different perspectives we got! There are so many wonderful characters within this series and we usually only get to see some of them through interactions with Feyre and Rhysand. I was really happy to get perspectives from three other characters – more so, to get more from Cassian!! It was great. I’m extremely curious to get more from Nesta … there is definitely more to be told about her and I’m excited for that.
There were so many scenes in the book that made my heart swell with happiness. It was just a nice break from scheming, fighting and war. To act as a bridge to the upcoming books, I think it was a perfect book. Yes, there wasn’t necessarily a “story” or a “plot” to this book, but boy, it was super refreshing to see these amazing characters in everyday moments while coming down from the after effects of war, sadness and emptiness.
Overall, I did really enjoy this book. Purely because of the relaxed storyline and dialogue between some of my favourite characters. One thing is for certain, Maas has got me HOOKED and ready for the coming books in the series! I can’t wait to see what is in store for us!!
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)
Favourite Quote: “To the stars who listen, Feyre.” “To the dreams that are answered, Rhys.”
About the Author:
Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
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.
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