Thursday, March 26, 2020

Review of The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Read for: Complete the series/ Borrowed books

Synopsis: "He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.

Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.

Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.

And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy."

My Review: As a disclaimer, I was not a huge fan of the first two books but I really felt the need to complete the trilogy. I actually found this book to be the best book of the bunch. I enjoyed the way resolutions to the series were brought around. I know a lot of others were complaining about drastic character changes, maybe because I wasn't as invested in them, I didn't really mind. Overall I was pretty satisfied with this conclusion, but I didn't have high expectations to begin with. I think this series would be great for new YA and Fantasy readers.

My Rating: While I wasn't super invested in this series or the characters, I did find this to be a fast moving conclusion and I enjoyed it a bit more than the previous books.  I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.

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