Review: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (The Folk in the Air #3)

Oh hey, welcome back. I’m posting again today…for the third time. *chuckle*

Because I like linking to previous posts in a series, and because you should really start with these two reviews first before reading this one: The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King. *shoo hand gesture* Then come back and read on through this one.

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

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Goodreads Synopsis:

After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watches her fair share of reality television, and does the odd job or two, including trying to convince a cannibalistic faerie from hunting her own in the mortal world.

When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking of a favor, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal.

When a dark curse is unveiled, Jude must become the first mortal Queen of Faerie and uncover how to break the curse, or risk upsetting the balance of the whole Faerie world.

5 out of 5 Stars

I read the Kindle edition of this book.

Possible Triggers: murder and cruelty.

….mild spoilers ahead. I mean, it’s hard not to when it’s the third book in a series. So read ahead at your own risk. *shrug*

By you, I am forever undone.

UUUUUGGGH. I cannot get over how much I loved this series. *pulsing heart eyes*

Seriously, Holly Black is for sure one of my favorite authors. I will likely always read her work. She writes well and has well thought out stories.

This book didn’t feel like a slow start this time, which is the only one in the series that didn’t feel that way. However, I think if I’d had to wait more time between the second and third book, it very well could have been. But I doubt it as we get action very quickly in the start of the book even though Jude’s been exiled to the mortal world. The plot was very well done in my opinion. We had the right amount of rise and fall in intensity that it wasn’t a wild ride to the end and it wasn’t something easy to put down.

The shining gem in this whole series; the characters. The plot would be nothing without it’s characters, and at the end of the day, it’s what kept me coming back for more. *sticks hand out for handshake* Yeah, hi. I’m Rochelle, and I ship the hell out of Cardan and Jude. *swoon* Probably one of my most loved ships. Honestly. I just love how their characters interact and how well matched they are in cunning and intelligence. I mean, she tricked him in book one, he tricked her in book two, and now in book three they are even and tiptoeing around their feelings for each other. *clasps hands over heart* I also love that it wasn’t an immediate love relationship with them. It was a slow build, like a good relationship usually is. Cardan is still my favorite. He surprises you as you read this series, showing you new facets of his personality with each chapter. My love and enjoyment of his character was a slow build. *thoughtful expression* Much like the way his and Jude’s relationship grew. Thoughtful character building? I think so. Nice job, Holly Black, nice job.

I did not predict the ending and that makes this all the more great a story.

Really, I don’t have anything to complain about in this book. It would be nitpicky sh*t if I did, so I’m not going to. *nods once*

In short, if you like Faerie stories, then QUIT READING MY BLOG AND PICK THESE FREAKING BOOKS UP NOW! *small voice* but leave some love before you go?

Until next time…and hopefully not another 6 -12 months between posts…Happy reading, friends.


One thought on “Review: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (The Folk in the Air #3)

  1. I already told you this, but absolute perfection on that quote choice. The only other better quote would be that very last line in the book. ❤


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