Queen of Nothing
By: Holly Black
My rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Genre: High Fantasy
Page Count: 300
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.
This review will be spoiler free
It’s always sad when a beloved series comes to an end, and at the same time I am always nervous that the story won’t be wrapped up in a way that does the story justice. This book kind if fell short of my expectations but it honestly could have gone a lot worse so I am happy. My only real issue with the book was the pacing. I think that this book needed at least another 100 pages to really flesh out the story and go into some of the aspects in more detail.
Cardan and Jude were as wonderfully cunning and morally ambiguous as ever! I love their dynamic and it was definitely the highlight of this book (can I get more of Cardan in the real world asap please?!) I would have wanted more time with their relationship development.
I think overall this was a good, albeit rather rushed, end to a pretty great series. I love this series even if this last book didn’t blow me away. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a good antihero story, fairies and magic, or high fantasy, it is definitely a can’t miss!
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