Author: Holly Black
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published by: Hot Key Books
My rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
This review will is spoiler free for The Queen of Nothing but will have spoilers from the previous books.
I can’t believe it’s over, I’m going to miss these characters. The Queen of Nothing is absolutely brilliant from start to finish! You know those books that leave you feeling a little lost and disoriented after spending so much time in that world with those characters, and then you’re unceremoniously kicked out at the end? That’s exactly what this one is like.
Set after events in The Wicked King, Cardan is on the throne against his will, Jude is in the Mortal world, living with Oak and Vivi after marrying Cardan before he exiled her. Taryn is married and living in Faerie and Madoc is making a move for the crown. Will he take the crown? Only time will tell. It’s all go in Faerie, I lost so many hours sleep unable to tear my eyes away from the pages. I have no regrets though, you know a book is good when you stay up half the night reading.
There’s less plot development in this installment, though plenty of twists and character development to keep readers glued to the pages! I love the character development, especially Jude’s and Cardan’s. Don’t get me wrong, Cardan is an awful person, he’s a brilliant character though! There’s more to him than meets the eye and you get to see a different side to him. Can we talk about Madoc for a sec. I love a bad guy, It wasn’t until this book that I both loved and despised him in equal measure. That’s the kind of bad guy I love! I could talk for hours, instead I’m going to leave it here and let you read this stunner of a book for yourself.
The Queen of Nothing is an epic conclusion to one of my favourite trilogies. I highly recommend reading them, if you haven’t already.
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