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! 

Mulan Book Tag

I was tagged by Rebecca at Bookishly Rebecca to do the Mulan book tag. You can check out her post here. Thank you so much to Rebecca for tagging me! I am so excited to do this tag because Mulan is my favorite Disney Princess.

Rules:

  • Mention the creator (Kirsty and the Cat Read)
  • Thank/mention the person who tagged you
  • Match books or characters to the questions below
  • tag as many people as you like🙂

REFLECTION: “WHEN WILL MY REFLECTION SHOW WHO I AM INSIDE?” -AN INACCURATE BOOK COVER THAT DOESN’T REFLECT WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT

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Living the Dream by Lauren Berry

Based on the cover, you would think that characters would be drinking a lot of coffee in this book. Nope. They never drank coffee. Instead they were always drinking some sort of alcoholic beverage. I’m still confused as to why they decided to stick a coffee cup on the cover.

MUSHU: A CHARACTER WITH A LOT TO PROVE

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Magnus Chase from the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan

Magnus is the son of a Norse god who ends up in Hotel Valhalla. He is expected to fight in Ragnarok when it finally happens. While he’s waiting, he has to save the world multiple times, so I guess you could say he has a lot to prove.

“I’LL MAKE A MAN OUT OF YOU”: A CHARACTER WHO DEVELOPS THE MOST OR A BOOK WITH SOME KICK-ASS TRAINING SCENES

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No book really jumps out to me, but I guess ACOMAF by Sarah J. Maas. Feyre learns a lot in that book.

“A GIRL WORTH FIGHTING FOR”: A SHIP YOU WILL DEFEND TILL YOUR LAST BREATH

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Lara Jean and John Ambrose McClaren from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han

I actually really love these two together. Sorry Peter, but John is way better. I hold on to hope that later on in the future, Lara Jean will break up with Peter and realize she belongs with John.

HUNS: A BOOK/CHARACTER THAT GIVES YOU THE CREEPS

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

That book is probably one of the creepiest books of all time because of the subject matter, but I loved it regardless.

MULAN: YOUR FAVORITE BAD-ASS FEMALE PROTAGONIST

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Squirrel Girl from The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Squirrel Girl is hands down my favorite. She’s a total boss. I could go on and on about her. Seriously, go read her comics and the YA book.

I tag…

So this is the first of many tag posts I have coming so I’m not going to tag anyone directly. If you want to do this tag then go for it (and be sure to tag me so I can check it out)!

Once again thank you for reading!

xoxo,

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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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