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The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air#3) by Holly Black- Book Review

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) Title: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Series: The Folk of the Air

Genre: YA fantasy

Theme: Faerie

                             Rating: ★★★

Summary: 

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 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…

Brain Juice

“No, I won’t help you. No, I won’t hear you explain why I should. It really is a magical word: no. You say whatever bullshit you want and I just say no.”

Okay, where do I start?

I guess I’ll start with, it’s been a while since I read this. 2 weeks? 3 weeks? Yeah, you get the point. So the book is really not fresh in my mind and I’m going with what I feel now.

This book was a page-turner, as I could not have DNFed it if I tried but it just feels short of making me feel intense things. The characters felt a little weird from the older books. Jude should have gone after her kingdom the moment she figured out the word puzzle. Did she? No, she waited until her sister showed up at her doorstep.

And let’s speak about the sister. How on earth do you propose to turn her into one of the good guys? Sorry, but like….NO. You betrayed your sister for a man. You don’t get forgiveness.

Also, what was it with the anticlimactic ending? It was so predictable. I was waiting for her to what she did in the end for a long while before she got around to doing it (not gonna spoil it). And um…the….the huge war with the underworld? What happened???!!!

Whispers: It did not happen

Anyway, it was okay. But that’s it.

Recommendation: Actually yes, if you’ve read the other two books in the series.

Yours truly,

Me.

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