Oh, how excited I was to get my hands on this one. I read it the minute I received my special edition copy from Fairy Loot, it just took me a while to write a review. Anyways, let’s have a little chat, shall we?
The Plot (as found on Goodreads):
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…
I loved it. I loved it all the way through.
After devouring the first two books I couldn’t wait to find out how the story would end.
Just read my reviews for The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King and you’ll know exactly how much I enjoyed those novels.
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week we talk about books where something went wrong!
#1 Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn
I just finished this one last week! Kat Dunn’s novel set shortly after the French Revolution kicks off with a prison break gone wrong. On the first pages, we encounter two characters who create a bigger distraction than they intended to when their hot air balloon crashes.
#2 Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
This is going to be a spoiler if you haven’t read the first two books in the series. That Jude is still in exile at the beginning of this novel is definitely not how things were planned by Cardan…
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Let’s see about some books I need to pick up another time!
#1 The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by Holly Black
I binge-read the first two books in Holly Black’s The Folk of The Air Trilogy. The story was capturing, so of course, I am excited for the next part to arrive. However, I will need to reread The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King to get back into the story before Queen of Nothing is released!
#2 Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead
First of all, I think this is a book that every woman (and man for that matter) should read. Although I don’t re-read books often, I find myself flipping through the pages quite often. It’s a steady reminder of how far we’ve already come but that at the same time we are still not even close to the end.