Book Reviews

The Queen of Nothing ~ Book Review

Book Title: The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3)
Author:  Holly Black
Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Young Adult
Publication date: November 19th 2019
Format: Hardback


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“It really is a magical word: no. You say whatever bullshit you want and I just say no.”

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Why I chose this?

Well since I’ve read and reviewed The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King then being left with that cliff hanger. I really needed to see how Jude faired with being the Queen in exile.  

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What it’s about

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)

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.

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)

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First Impressions

I really like the cover. I love the snow and the pastel colours and I like the broken crown and the snake. It’s giving little hints to the story but confusing at the same time.

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What I Thought

I feel like I’ve waited forever and a day to find out what has happened and Cardan’s sudden change towards Jude throughout the last book. I think I got whiplash from his constant mood swings.

This series has got better and better with each book which actually says something because I really didn’t like the first part of The Cruel Prince and thought it took a while to get into it. Not The Queen of Nothing though. We’re right back into the frey with more bloodshed from Jude. Vivienne and Taryn are still Jude’s cheerleaders even when there is trust issues.

Cardan I’ve got to say I’ve fallen in love with him a little bit more with each book. Kinda like how I was with my husband, I despised him at first but he still managed to worm his way into my heart.

I couldn’t actually put this book down. I started reading it the minute I got home and two hours later I was unfortunately brought back to reality with my husband moaning at me that I had ignored him for a book again (he was asleep for the entire time). Coming back to cold wet England after being enchanted by Elfhame was really disappointing.

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Star Rating

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