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Book Review for: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

By SAMAMA, Sep 24 2020 07:54PM

Amazing, fantastic, marvelous, wonderful, out of the world, awesome - ok, I’m out of adjectives, but what I’m not out of is my love for The Cruel Prince series. This is the quickest fantasy book series I ever read, so if you’re looking to read a fantasy novel with minimal commitments, The Cruel Prince will be perfect for you. It only has 3 books, and is short – if you compare it with other fantasy novels.


- Review for The Queen of Nothing –


- Spoilers Alert –


- Look Away –


I loved Cardan the best in The Queen of Nothing, he grew up to be such a kind king and his love for Jude felt so special. However, I could not find the only thing I was looking for the most in the book - more romance between Cardan and Jude. By the time Jude had confessed her love for Cardan, it didn’t feel satisfactory enough. So many things remained unsaid. It seemed to me like Cardan loved Jude more than she loved him, and I wanted her to prove me wrong.


As a lover of details, I wish there was more details on everything, like the war, schemes, Vivi and Heather’s relationship, Madoc and Oriana’s life in the mortal world, and the letters that were sent out by Cardan that never reached Jude.


Oh god. The letters,


That truth still hurts, knowing that Jude never got to know the desperate, loving words Cardan had sent to her when she thought she was in exile. We, as women, love men who are all arrogant and heedless about everything on earth apart from us – men who are crazy desperate for you and your love and attention only, that does it for us. I am still at unease knowing she’ll never get to read the letters.


I hated Taryn so much in The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King, but I loved how Taryn changed in this book, she turned into the good sister she was supposed to be. I love how she made us like and trust her again. What I loved more was the fact that there might come a scene between The Ghost and Taryn in the future and I’m so thrilled!


Of all the things I wished happened in this book, I really wish Cardan hadn’t turned into a serpent. I know it’s a fantasy series, and it’s supposed to be outrageous, but still, this was just too weird. It made me think for many seconds how unreal everything was when I didn’t think that way throughout the whole series.


Wow, I spoke a lot. 4 out of 5 stars.

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