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The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (Review)

Title: The Queen of Nothing
Author: Holly Black
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Little, Brown (Hachette Book Group)
Date published: November 19, 2019

A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Note: This book is part of a series, so there may be spoilers for a previous book/books in the synopsis below.

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…

⤖ My Review ⬻

Those of you who have read my reviews for The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King will know that I’ve been following Holly Black’s The Folk of the Air series from the very beginning and that I’m a big fan. It should then not come as a surprise that The Queen of Nothing has been one of my most-anticipated releases of 2019! I also had the amazing opportunity to meet Holly Black in Toronto earlier this month, which was a dream come true since I’ve been reading Holly’s books since 2002 (thank you again to Indigo Books & Music and Hachette Book Group Canada for making it happen)! But anyway, back to her most recent release, The Queen of Nothing.

I’ll be honest, I had no idea how the Folk of the Air series was going to wrap up (and I actually hope that Holly will give us more than these 3 books in the series) so I was definitely on the edge of my seat the entire time. The story could have ended in many different ways, and I just wanted my precious Cardan and Jude to come out of it okay! And let me tell you, Holly took me on quite the emotional rollercoaster! I didn’t want to put The Queen of Nothing down, but I also didn’t want it to end, so the struggle was real, haha. I highly recommend this book and the series as a whole!

⤖ About the Author ⬻

 

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Darkest Part of the Forest, and her new series which begins with The Cruel Prince in January 2018. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.

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⤖ Let’s Chat ⬻

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