Review: The Queen of Nothing

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)

Title: The Queen of Nothing
Author: Holly Black
Publication Date: November 19 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: eBook
Rating: ★★★★


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.

If you want to read my review of the other two books you can find them here and here.

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November 2019 Wrap Up

I really enjoyed all of the books that I read this month. I ended up completing my reading challenge again after having raised it to 50 books. I had been a bit hesitant about raising but I’m so happy that I completed it! This month I reread a lot of books and that was good for me. It made me excited about reading!

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: ★★★★★

My first reread of the month. I was rereading the whole series in anticipation for The Queen of Nothing that was being released this month. I loved reading this book again. It was everything I ever want in a book. I actually rewrote my review for it which you can find here.

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1)

The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic: ★★★★★

I first read this series three years ago and I loved it so much. I’m happy to say that after rereading it, I still love it a lot. It’s such a great series and I highly recommend it. Check out my full review of it here.

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Review: The Raven King

The Raven King (All for the Game, #2)

Title: The Raven King
Author: Nora Sakavic
Publication Date: July 10, 2013
Genre: New Adult
Format: Ebook
Rating: ★★★★★


The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they’ve always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil.

Except Andrew doesn’t give up anything for free and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don’t have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil’s fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage.

Neil’s days are numbered, but he’s learning the hard way to go down fighting for what he believes in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew won’t believe in himself.

I’ve written a review of the first book here if you would like to check it out.

This book ripped my heart, tore it to shreds and then shoved it back into my chest all broken up.

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Review: The Foxhole Court

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1)

Title: The Foxhole Court
Author: Nora Sakavic
Publication Date: January 15 2013
Genre: Contemporary
Format: eBook
Rating: ★★★★★


Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.

Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.

But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.

First off I want to start this review by providing a link to a list of the content warnings for the entire series here. Please check this out beforehand. There is some heavy stuff that goes on throughout the series.

I first read this series three years ago and I loved it just as much then as I do now after reading it for the second time. I know that some people have really strong feelings against this book but I absolutely adore it. The characters are the best thing about it for me and the biggest reason why I love the whole series.

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Review: The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

Title: The Cruel Prince
Author: Holly Black
Publication Date: January 2 2018 
Genre: Fantasy
Format: eBook
Rating: ★★★★★


Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself. 

The Queen of Nothing comes out literally tomorrow. So in preparation, I decided to reread the first two books a couple of weeks ago. I have reviewed The Cruel Prince before but I don’t like that review so I’m rewriting it. I won’t be rewriting my original The Wicked King Review because that was just posted earlier this year. If you want to read that review you can find it here.

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Review: Vengeance Road

Vengeance Road (Vengeance Road, #1)

Title: Vengeance Road
Author: Erin Bowman
Publication Date: September 1st 2015
Genre: Western
Format: Physical
Rating: ★★★


Revenge is worth its weight in gold.

When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers—and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies, among them a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate’s quest for revenge may prove fatal.

I’ve owned this book since it came out and I still haven’t read it four years later. However, I finally picked it up and I’m glad I did. It helped me figure out what genres of books I enjoyed most.

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Review: A Torch Against The Night

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)

Title: A Torch Against The Night
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Publication Date: August 29th 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Rating: ★★★★


Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both

I really enjoyed this book and I think that this series is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I’m really enjoying the characters as well as the story. If you want to read my review of the first book you can find it here.

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