This was the book I needed. That this fandom needed. After all the tension in the final book of the trilogy our favourite inner circle and extended circle needed a reprieve. Which is exactly what this book felt like. There was a distinct lack of action but that was never what this book was meant to be. It's a bridge the connects the two trilogies. The tensions both within the central group and across the lands were explored and divulged.
Honestly, I could have an entire series of this sort of book with these characters. It was just so lovely seeing them all try and rebuild and celebrate a holiday together.
The multiple POV I loved. It was great getting a look into each characters head but it never became too much. At first I was a little concerned that it could be too much for such a short novel. I know. SJ Maas bringing out a book less than 300? I can't remember the last time that happened! But it was very well balanced and felt like the right move for the sort of book it was.
The only qualm I had, and which made me drop a star rating was one particular scene. The Cabin scene. I don't have any issues with the content, it's incredibly addicting in fact. It was one segment of that where I was immediately thrown of the scene and thought oh dear lord what in the fresh hell was that. Page 204 - 205 for those wondering. Normally, don't have an issue with this. I'm quite happy to read about Feyre 'shattering' again and again, Rhys roaring and all that. Usually I love it. This part though, euuugggghhh.
However, I'm thrilled to have more from this world and can't wait to see who the next few books are about.