DO NOT READ ON UNLESS YOU HAVE READ A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN!
So after that dramatic start, I hope you are all well and let us delve deeper into the shortest book of the ACOTAR series…a short book but there is so much to unravel – small but mighty; packs a punch.
“I have to create, or it was all for nothing. I have to create, or I will crumple up with despair and never leave my bed. I have to create because I have no other way of voicing this.”
Winter Solstice is approaching and for Feyre, Rhysand and their friends a reprieve from all the dark times that have haunted them recently and can finally take a well-earned break from rebuilding the Night Court and the world around them.
“Stars flickered around us, sweet darkness sweeping in. As if we were the only souls in a galaxy.”
Yet even the festive season cannot stop the shadows from lurking. Feyre, as High Lady has concerns over her nearest and dearest. Those that are closest to her all have darkness surrounding them. Wounds and scars that are deeper than anyone could imagine. They all survived the war and each and every single one of them is trying to cope with the aftermath. There are plenty of wounds that still need to heal . Together, Rhysand and Feyre must discover where their future lies and what their future may consist of. They must figure out how to help their nearest and dearest or watch their world fall apart.
“I have no regrets in my life, but this. That we did not have time.”
This book is a novella, perfect for a short trip away. It has multiple points of view which convey intimate moments overall has a lighter tone than any of the other ACOTAR books. In this book there are a few issues that have started rumbling which could potentially lead to more stories in the ACOTAR series (please Sarah J Maas)! This is a book based on hope and healing, not the fast paced action of the previous three books.
“Somewhere full of light and warmth, full of kind people. Far away from these mountains.”
The pacing is a lot slower, and there is much less action. We get to see how each of them are dealing with their own trauma – recent, and in some cases, centuries old. I liked the way the story was told through various points of view, because it gave me so much more insight into the characters, even the ones who didn’t narrate chapters. My favourite scene in this book was the snowball fights – it had me smiling and giggling, it felt care free and the epitome of friendships.
“She had always been drawn to the untamed, wild things of the world.”
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Until next time,