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.

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air Trilogy)


Author: Holly Black

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Politics

Format: Hardback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis

The journey with the sequel of “The Cruel Prince” begins with five months having passed since our courageous lead Jude Duerte had played a role in crowning Carden as the High King of Faerie and has taken on the position of seneschal. Much to Carden’s dismay, Jude being assigned the role of seneschal came with a cost as he would be under Jude’s control for a year and a day.  This unusual companionship brought out the worst of one another as Cardan was not pleased to be controlled as a puppet. Meanwhile, JudeRead More »