This is the quickest book I’ve read this year (no joke!); I already said in my Mid-Year Book Freak out Tag that The Queen of Nothing was my most anticipated book of the year. And it did not disappoint.
Plot/ Pace/ Writing Style
There was truly something unique about being plunged back into Holly Black’s faery universe. I missed everything that made the world she created so special. The writing style was as great as the other two books and I found the action to be quick-paced from the very beginning. The reader is almost immediately plunged into the action, following Taryn’s revelation.
I really liked the plot and how perfectly everything fell into place. It was honestly so so clever. I had no idea how the story would wrap up in a satisfying way, especially after the chaos in The Wicked King, but I am happy to say that I loved loved loved the ending.
I liked how I grew even more attached to the characters. I liked how so many of them evolved but how it did not betray how they were painted in the two previous books. I really liked the subplots with the Roach and The Bomb, Vivi and Heather, The Ghost and his unrequited love for Taryn… and I liked how everything was subtly hinted. The book wasn’t too focused on Jude and it was nice to focus on other characters. However, I needed more Jude/Cardan. I was craving their interactions and it never seemed enough. Prince Cardan is the absolute best and I’m glad he finally got what he deserved, that is to say – love.
I may or may not have screamed at that love scene.
Also can I say how much I hate Prince Dain? He is the absolute worst but such a good villain! And I don’t think we give him enough credit for his cruelty. (Should we, though?)
This was a beautiful ending to the series and my favorite book out of the trilogy. My heart is at peace and I am happy.
“It’s you I love,” he says. “I’ve spent much of my life guarding my heart. I guarded it so well that I could behave as though I didn’t have one at all. Even now, it is a shabby, worm-eaten, and scabrous thing. But it is yours.” He walks to the door to the royal chambers, as though to end the conversation. “You probably guessed as much,” he says. “But just in case you didn’t.”
Have you read this trilogy or this book? What did you think? Let me know in the comments! 🙂