Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)

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Rating: ★★★

So this was an interesting installment in the ACOTAR series.

For the first half of the book, I was bored out of my mind. After the halfway point I did get more interested in it. I had the hardest time getting into the story, probably because there wasn’t really a story. The book was mainly the inner circle preparing and then celebrating the Winter Solstice. There was talk of the aftermath of the events of ACOWAR, but there wasn’t enough to actually give this book a storyline. 

The book is told in alternating points of view, but in a weird way. It’s mainly told in first person by Feyre and Rhysand, but there are some chapters that are told in third person by Cassian and Mor. The shift from first person to third person was strange. I would have rather had it all be in first person. However, it was nice to see other character’s points of view because there is a lot to explore from the other members of the inner circle. 

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This book also contains a sneak peek of the next book, and after reading it, I am definitely interested in continuing the series. It seems way more interesting than this book was. 

Overall, this was not as good as the rest of the series and I didn’t find it to be a necessary addition either. But if you are a super fan and want to spend more time with the characters and just read about them, then give this book a go! 

Spring Cleaning Book Tag

I was tagged by Crystal at Paper Royalty to do the spring cleaning book tag. Thank you so much for tagging me! I love doing tags. You can check out her post here.

The struggle of getting started: a book or series you struggle to begin because of its size

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The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I really want to read this series but there are quite a few books and the last one is massive.

Cleaning out the closet: a book or series you want to unhaul

I actually unhauled books for the first time a few days ago. If you want to hear more about it click here.

Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing

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Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. It totally could have became a cliche since the premise is a young woman having an affair with a married man, but luckily it didn’t. It felt real.

Washing out the sheet stains: a book with a scene you wish you could rewrite

I would rewrite Laurie and Amy getting together in Little Women. I don’t like them together. Amy should have ended up with anyone but Laurie. Wait scratch that, I’d rewrite Anna and the French Kiss to eliminate the unnecessary love triangle between Etienne, Ellie, and Anna. Etienne and Ellie should have split early on in the book.

Throwing out unnecessary knickknacks: a book in a series you didn’t think was necessary

I don’t read that many series to begin with, so that’s hard to answer. I really can’t say. But in general, I find that novellas in series are unnecessary.

Polishing doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish

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Spotlight by Jacqueline E. Smith. Like I mentioned in my review of it, it wrapped up the storylines perfectly. I was a happy camper after reading it.

Reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message

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the witch doesn’t burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace. I liked this book but it didn’t have the ease of the first one, so it ended up being repetitive and didn’t live up to its full potential. Some of the poems did feel a little forced.

The tiring yet satisfying finish of spring cleaning: a book series that was tiring but satisfying to get through

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The ACOTAR series. ACOMAF and ACOWAR were long and took me about a month to read each one. But they were oh so good!

I tag…

 

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Jessica

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The Liebster Award

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I was nominated (a very long time ago) by Zoe from Home of Indie Authors. Thank you so much for nominating me. I had a ton of fun answering your questions and coming up with my own. Here is a link to her post.

 The rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog/post
  2. Answer the nominator’s 11 questions
  3. Come up with your own set of 11 questions to be answered by your nominees
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers of your choosing – don’t forget to tag them, provide a link to their blogs – let them know!!

Questions and Answers 

Q. What are your favorite genres to read?

A. I read anything that strikes my fancy, but I particularly enjoy YA, middle grade, romance, historical fiction, and contemporary.

Q. What’s the first book you ever recall reading?

A. I honestly cannot remember because I was very young.

Q. Do you read self-published authors? Why? Or why not?

A. Yes I do! I love reading them because they often offer something different from more mainstream authors.

Q. Who is the author you stalk online the most?

A. Jenny Han! Also Jacqueline Smith, my new favorite Indie author. Her books are the best!

Q. Favorite bookish boyfriend/girlfriend?

A. Q Mercer from the Monsters in the Dark series by Pepper Winters and John Ambrose McClaren from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han

Q. What are your favorite things of being a book blogger?

A. Sharing my love of books and reading. Also meeting amazing people.

Q. If you could spend a day in a book, which one would it be?

A. The Chronicles of Narnia! Who wouldn’t want to go there? For Narnia! And for Aslan!

Q. Turn your favorite book into a movie! Who directs it? What actors get the main roles?

A. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. Not sure about who would direct it, but I would love to see Dove Cameron as Bobbi.

Q. Kiss, marry, kill. Go!

A. Kiss: Rhysand (from the ACOTAR series) Marry: John Ambrose McClaren (from TATBILB trilogy) Kill: The White Witch (from The Chronicles of Narnia)

Q. A huge book disappointment?

A. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I didn’t necessarily hate it but it was so not what I was expecting. There was no plot and it wasn’t fangirl-y enough.

Q. A book recommendation for anyone reading this =)

A. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I recommend this to literally everyone.

My Questions 

  1. What book do you think is the most overhyped?
  2. Be honest! Do you judge books by their covers?
  3. What’s your biggest bookish pet peeve?
  4. What’s your unpopular bookish opinion?
  5. How many unread books do you have?
  6. Who’s your favorite fictional bookworm?
  7. If someone offered you a million dollars to burn half of the books you own, would you do it?
  8. Who’s your favorite author that most people have never heard of?
  9. Who’s your bookish OTP?
  10. What’s your stance on dog-earing books?
  11. Best book-to-movie/book-to-tv-show adaptation?

Nominations

I never know who to nominate for these things, so if you’re reading this and want to do it, consider yourself nominated!

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