The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air Trilogy)

Author: Holly Black

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Politics, Romance

Format: Hardback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

 

“I feel like a constellation of wounds, held together with string and stubbornness.”

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

 

Synopsis

As the title suggests the trilogy’s finale will focus on Jude’s pursuit in acquiring her right to rule Faerie as the rightful Queen.

But Jude’s journey back to the place she once called her home is not an easy one, especially with obstacles to overcome and her sister, Taryn’s safety.

Haunted by her feelings for Cardan while questioning her ambitions, we observe how events unfold as Holly Black concludes this story.

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I have to admit YA doesn’t appeal to me the way it did years ago but there will always be exceptions that appear under my radar. The Folk of the Air trilogy has been an enjoyable read. It’s a type of series you don’t want to delve into analytically and just bask in the familiar tropes being executed in a superficial yet fun way.

I didn’t really find the characters likeable enough to be memorable. Even Cardan whom I find to be borderline abusive and his relationship with Jude to be unhealthy (even though they both settled their differences in the end). At least their recent interactions  were a lot more romantic and healthier than the previous books which I actually appreciated.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a light read and you enjoy political intrigue, pick this up and you’ll be breezing through the pages in no time.

Daisy Jones & The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Historical Fiction, Music

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

“I used to think soul mates were two of the same. I used to think I was supposed to look for somebody that was like me. I don’t believe in soul mates anymore and I’m not looking for anything. But if I did believe in them, I’d believe your soul mate was somebody who had all the things you didn’t, that needed all the things you had. Not somebody who’s suffering from the same stuff you are.”Read More »

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1)

 

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Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Epic Fantasy, Magic, Adult, Politics

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Synopsis

This story is set in the world of Roshar overwhelmed by its bleak history, outlandish geography, and a plague of an endless war, three main characters are confronted with challenging journeys ahead. Kaladin a former medical apprentice who has sold his career for the sword, Dalinar, Prince of Alethkar, who questions his countrymen’s thirst for war and Shallan who seeks to become a scholar under the mentorship of Dalinar’s niece Jasnah. Each of their trials leads to questions of the past and the truth about Knights Radiant’s abandonment.Read More »

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Psychological Fiction, LGBT literature

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

The story centres around two characters: Monique Grant and Evelyn Hugo, who couldn’t be further apart in personalities and line of work, as the former is a journalist and the latter a Hollywood icon. Life unexpectedly takes a turn out of the ordinary for Monique who is personally requested for an interview by none other than Evelyn Hugo herself.Read More »

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn Trilogy)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Epic Fantasy, Magic, Adult, Politics

Format: Hardback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Synopsis

Our story continues as an evil spirit has been let loose across the Final Empire. Time has passed since the unforgettable incident at the Well of Ascension. Ashes have started to increasingly fall and agriculture has been dangerously impacted causing starvation. Vin and Elend seek storage caches throughout the empire while coming to terms with the fact that the end of life as they know it is near. Read More »