Rating: 5 Stars
A novella surrounding the events leading up to the Winter Solistice at the Night Court, we get perspectives from Feyre and Rhsyand, but also Cassian and Nesta’s points of view – unlike any of the other books prior to this one. It’s a short novella intended to bridge the gap between the Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy, and the next books to come, which are meant to cover the story lines of some of the supporting characters’ lives outside of Feyre and Rhysand’s stories.
Was this book necessary? No, not particularly. It really didn’t have any plot or storyline outside of the Winter Solstice. If you’re hoping for a full-fledged story with the intricate plotting of the previous books, this one isn’t for you. It was more of a companion piece that (as mentioned) is meant to bridge the trilogy into its spin offs. I doubt you will have missed anything if you choose not to read this one.
That being said … did I enjoy it. Did it make my soul happy? Absolutely. While it didn’t really have a plot or climax and came off a little more fanfiction-y than actual novel, it was still an adorable piece that (in my opinion) was worth the money and the read. The books to follow this one obviously aren’t out yet and it was a nice little dose of Prythian, for those of us anxiously awaiting the spin off. I enjoyed it, it was cute and we got a little more of Feyre and Rhys, which is always a good thing in my books!