The Queen of Nothing
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Bullying
A powerful curse forces the exiled Queen of Faerie to choose between ambition and humanity in this highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy from a #1 New York Times bestselling author.He will be the destruction of the crown and the ruination of the thronePower 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 twin sister, Taryn, whose 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 . . .
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"The series comes to a gratifying end as Jude is called back to the fae court disguised as her twin sister. As enemies, both family and friends, close in around her Jude will discover true power and perhaps true love. Im so glad I listened to this book on audio, it was so delightful and hard to stop listening to. If you are a fan of author Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black’s characters reminded a lot of the independent heroins I became so fond of!"
"3/5 setting this squarely between books 1 and 2. a political thriller laced w fantasy that doesn’t reveal its teen romcom-ittude until the montage makeovers and cheesy romance scenes. still a lack of character developments in comparison to the first, but i ranked it better than the last if not only for the ability to get a formal and satisfying ending to the series once and for all. I enjoyed the series overall, and I am thankful for Black to inciting a small part of me to indulge in fantasy after a long time!"
"3/5 This is a fairytale! I like Holly Black’s writing style and the little intense, action-filled scenes in the book. Although this book really made me attached to Cardan (love interest), I am unfortunately disappointed in the romance. I never really bought the fact that Jude loves Cardan, but they did work out in the end :) For 3/4 of the book, I was invested. It felt like a magical story, and I was surely expecting a big bang in the end. However, the climax fell short. The villain had spent months developing an entire army just to give up early, which was contradicting to their entire disposition. In addition, Jude fell into the background during the main battle. It was like she was an outsider who is just telling the story instead of being truly involved. All of her wit and schemings in the previous books (which is what make this series special) decreased drastically. I couldn’t relate to her emotions…I couldn’t understand why there were so little actions but so much descriptions and emotions. So, yeah…I feel like if readers were to stop at the second book….they wouldn’t miss much."