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Book Review: The Queen of Nothing By Holly Black


The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
Series: The Folk Of The Air, #3
Genre: Fantasy |Young AdultRomance
Hardcover, 308 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on November 19th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company
Holly Black: 

He will be the destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to. Jude learned that 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 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 terrible curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity….

The Queen of Nothing is the last book of the trilogy and it has been sitting in my shelf since last November. I haven’t really been in the mood for reading it but then I asked twitter which book I should read next and The Queen of Nothing won.

“Love is stupid. All we do is break one another’s hearts.”

I love how Jude doesn’t want Oak to grow up as she did, angry and afraid but I think she forgave her twin too quickly. They’re sisters but after everything Tary did I don’t really understand why Jude was so ready to help her.

“I spent much of my life guarding my heart. I guarded it so well that I could behave as though I didn’t have one at all. Even now, it is a shabby, worm-eaten, and scabrous thing. But it is yours.”

I usually read books for romance but I didn’t really care for it until this book. I mostly read this series for the writing. I wish Jude and Cardan had gotten more content in this book but I am glad that I finally started liking them together instead of just being meh about them.

I forgot how much I love the writing! I don’t usually notice things like if writing is good or not but books in this series have always made me compelled to finish them as soon as possible. I’m still craving more and kinda wish we got spin off for Oak.

4 stars

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