Title: The Queen of Nothing
Author: Holly Black
Publication Date: November 19 2019
He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.
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 can’t believe that this series is over. It has become one of my favorite series of all time and I’m so glad with how this book ended, thus ending the series as well.
Jude Duarte is the light of my life and how I adore her. She really shined in this book. I think everything she went through in the previous two books really culminated well in the character that she ended up being in the last book. By the end of the book she’s such a badass and I’m so happy that she was able to get to this point. However, I do think she wasn’t smart or sneaky like the previous books. There was something very obvious that she missed that she really shouldn’t have.
As always I really enjoyed Black’s writing. I thought it was good and easy to read. I really enjoy her writing style and am excited to read her future works.
So the beginning is solid. I was hooked, pages flipping as I tried to figure out what would happen next. However around the halfway, three quarters mark things started to lose traction. Jude wasn’t doing as much scheming and she wasn’t being as snarky like the other two books. There were also some things I just didn’t feel were necessary. The ending felt a little rushed and not as fast paced as I was expecting.
This is still a solid book even if I didn’t give it five stars. I do wish there had been something more. It felt like something was missing that had been in the first two books that made me love them so much more. I’m sad that this series I’ve loved for awhile now is over but I’m glad it ended on such a good and strong note.