As you know I’m a huge fan of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (and definitely not of the Throne of Glass series) but this felt like straight up fanfiction. It is empty, devoid of any plot and pure fan entertainment.
It was lazy writing, lazy character development, and honestly definitely makes me not want to read the garbage that will be Nesta/Cassian in the next trilogy. Where is the writer from A Court of Mist and Fury?? Where are the strong female characters who were able to pick themselves up.
I gave this three stars because I felt like being generous but when I sat down to write this I had to demote it a star. It was painful to read this when I was so excited for another little snippet of this world. I felt like I was reading some Throne of Glass series novella with the focus on romance and strong males and just pointless word vomit on 200+ pages. I felt bored and immensely underwhelmed revisiting these characters again after finishing the final book a few months ago.
This was clearly written to bridge a gap between the old and new series, and while only a novella I was still expecting more plot. Which apparently is too much to ask for when it comes to Maas’ churning out six-book series.
Not recommended and I definitely wouldn’t shlep out the $18 for this book (thank you local library!), if you really feel the need to read this definitely borrow from a friend or your local library.