The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (The Folk of The Fair #3)

Hey guys!
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…

The Rating:

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.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Characters I’d dress up as

Hey, guys!
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’ll talk about some characters I’d totally dress up as!

#1 Jude from The Folk of the Air

Just about every single one of her outfits described in the books – from ballgown to assassin slacks – sounded downright gorgeous. I’d put on everything Jude ever wore in a heartbeat.

#2 Alessandra from The Shadows Between Us

So, I recently finished this book and loved it so much. The main character Alessandra has a thing for fashion and creates most of her clothes herselves. On top of that she keeps setting new trends the entire court tries to emulate. If I could steal one of her outfits, I would.

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The Lost Sisters by Holly Black (The Folk of the Air #1.5)

Hello, my beloved readers!
I devoured The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King and can hardly wait for Queen of Nothing to be released. Well, I just found out that Holly Black gave us this little short story, set just after the first book!

The Plot:

In short: this is Taryn’s take on what went down in The Cruel Prince. It’s something between an explanation and an apology written by her.

The Rating:

So, here’s the deal: is this an absolute must-read? No. Does it add much to the story? No. Will those who enjoyed the first book love it? Sure thing.

Even if you don’t end up digging this novella, nothing is lost. It’s really short you won’t even need an entire afternoon to read the thing. If you want to give it a go, you should make sure to read it right after The Cruel Prince. I read it a few months after finishing both full-length novels and I really had to concentrate to keep the timeline straight and not mix stuff up.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Series I need to finish

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week I’ll talk about some bookish series I absolutely need to finish!

Tomorrow When the War Began

I started with this amazing Australian series many years ago and read the first three books. Then other things got in the way and never continued with the remaining novels. It’s a shame ’cause the story is super intriguing. I will finish the series at some point. I just don’t know when that is.

The Folk of the Air

You have no idea how excited I am about Queen of Nothing, the final installment of Holly Black’s The Folk of the Air trilogy. It’s one of the most anticipated releases this year and it can’t come out soon enough. I devoured the first two books, so of course, I will finish the series!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I need to Re-Read

Hey, guys!
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.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Sequels I need to get to!

Hey, guys!
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 sequels I really need to pick up!

#1 Tomorrow When the War Began – Darkness, be my Friend:

Several years ago, I read the first three books in the series. The story was extremely intriguing, so I don’t know why I never finished it. As it’s been so long, I also need to give novels 1-3 a re-read before continuing!

#2 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy – So long and thanks for the Fish:

With Douglas Adams’ famous book series I only managed to read a book every couple of years. That means I never got any further than book #3. I’d love to reading this and I’m really excited about So long and thanks for the Fish!

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