Sundays In Bed With…A Court of Frost and Starlight

The Sundays in Bed With… meme, hosted by Midnight Book Girl, dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

I started this last weekend and, because I’m in a chaotic reading phase of my life at the moment, I’m still reading it. This is the next book in my ACOTAR buddy read with Chris. I know there are different POVs in A COURT OF SILVER FLAMES. But I had forgotten that there are several new POVs in this novella, too. It’s nice to see other characters’ perspectives who aren’t Feyre. Though, to be fair, I actually quite like Feyre’s POV. Anyway, bring on the Winter solstice! (A fitting ask since it’s been abnormally warm for the past few days where I live.)

About the Book

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Age Category: New Adult
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publish Date: May 1, 2018 (first published)
Print Length: 272

A tender addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin and upcoming books.

Feyre, Rhysand, and their friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly altered world beyond, recovering from the war that changed everything. But Winter Solstice is finally approaching, and with it, the joy of 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, her concern for those dearest to her deepens. They have more wounds than she anticipated-scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.

Bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin with the later books in the series, A Court of Frost and Starlight explores the far-reaching effects of a devastating war and the fierce love between friends.

10 thoughts on “Sundays In Bed With…A Court of Frost and Starlight

  1. I always find it a pity that many readers, mostly German readers, totally misjudge this book. But this is also due to the fact that this part was advertised by the German publisher as the 4th volume, which is wrong per se. As an interim novella, which also clearly says the length of the book, it is not a main volume.
    It is also clear to see from the German readers that most people in Germany have not really dealt with the topic of PTSD. This has simply been an issue in the USA for some time. I think Sarah J. Maas has written a really insightful book on how the individual characters deal with the aftermath of the war from the third volume.

    1. What an insightful comment as I never thought about how someone from a country other than the US might perceive PTSD. Though, PTSD isn’t limited to only those who fought in a war. When I first read A Court of Frost and Starlight I enjoyed it, but not as much as the others since the first 3 had so much action. Now that I’ve re-read it I appreciate it much more. It’s a reprieve from all of the awful things the characters went through, even though they’re still very much processing the events.

      1. Oh, of course there are other traumatic situations that can cause PTSD. I was just speaking about the book in general, because here it was caused by war. And because I did work for the USAREUR in Germany for 20yrs I have a lot of experience with PTSD-wounded soldiers. And I know that topic was discussed in the States way before it wasn’t even a topic in Germany.

        Because of my somewhat military experience I could see this book for what it is: healing! Healing in general. Some have to overcome their memories of the war, what they did and what they saw. Others have to learn to live what was done to them, even though the healing process isn’t complete at the end of the book with them all.

        PS: I like to see, that you are using the cool comment plugin now too. 🙂

        1. Yep, it’s absolutely about healing! I found myself grinning at the small moments and silly banter. It’s a nice change of pace from the other books, a “reset,” if you will.

          Yea, I found a plug-in that is supposed to allow WordPress.com users to log in one time and comment easier. I just learned that apparently everyone who commented had to fill out their name, email, and website every single time. I wish the WordPress.org and WordPress.com systems worked together better. I know WordPress.org gives more freedom of choice with respect to design and coding, but honestly sometimes I wish I’d bought my domain through the .com version and hosted it there…then it’d be a lot easier for everyone to comment, subscribe, etc. I have to do something special (find a plug in) for everything that’s typically standard through WordPress.com or a free WordPress site and it takes so much time to figure out sometimes.

          1. Okay, not sure what others do wrong, but I don’t have to fill out everything all the time. But the subscription to following comments does work now.
            Honestly, be glad you are not with WP.com. Because every plugin there costs money, while on WP.org you are able to use even the light versions instead of pro of all kinds of plugins.
            In 2019 I switched from .com to .org, because I first didn’t even know there was a difference. ?

            But I would recommend you to turn on the cookies option in the comment plugin and for your website. Your theme should have this option in the customizer.

          2. Interesting…before I added this comment plug in apparently most (or all) had to fill in their name, email, and website for every comment when commenting directly on my blog (not WP reader). Well, I’m glad it was working easily for you before I added the plug in! I’ll look for the cookies option, thanks.

            I didn’t know every plug in on WP.com was an extra fee, yikes. I quickly looked up the price tiers on WP.com and it does seem to be a better deal to go the WP.org route and self host instead.

          3. Oh, and what I realized. You might wanna change the settings for liking comments. It tells me, when I would like to give one of your comments a + , that I have to be logged in to do so. But logging in doesn’t work.

          4. Thanks for letting me know! I think I found it and turned it on. If it still doesn’t work, let me know! 🙂

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