Review: Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Finished reading Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Title: Queen of Nothing
Writer: Holly Black
Genre: #fantasy #youngadult
Length: 300
My rating: 5/5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Version: Hardback


He will be the 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…


This was my last read in the year 2019. It took me this long to write anything down about this book. Weird, huh?

Well, as a last remaining book in trilogy Holly Black’s Queen of Nothing did exactly what I was supposed to do. It ended the game.

I did not feel like it was left like there would ve another book coming as some have written in Goodreads. I felt that it ended in a good way, although I was a little bit disappointed that it ended so soon. The book was so funny, well written and fast-paced that I could have spent more time with it.

Characters and the world of Elfhame were more or less the same as they were in previous books, no major surprises there. Few new faces came, nothing significant.

Also, the plot was quite predictable but in a good way. This book was supposed to be the end game so I did not expect any major plot moves anymore.

Best quotes

If you have read the previous books, you should definitely read the last one too. If you have not even started the series, do it now. Even that the series is for young adults, you’ll find it entertaining and so beautifully written that you’ll love it. Trust me.

Mock me all you like. Whatever I imagined then, now it is I who would beg and grovel for a kind word from your lips.” His eyes are black with desire. “By you, I am forever undone.

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

All power is cursed,” I say. “The most terrible among us will do anything to get it, and those who’d wield power best don’t want it thrust upon them. But that doesn’t mean they can avoid their responsibilities forever.

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

That’s what mortal means,” I say with a sigh that I don’t have to fake. “We die. Think of us like shooting stars, brief but bright.

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

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