Hey lovely readers!
Here’s a book review for you and let me just say this right now, I have so much to say. And straight up, I LOVED this book. Alright then. Let’s freaking go.
“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…”
Alright so. As always the world of faerie was absolutely amazing. The descriptions were perfect and they make it so easy to picture where the characters are. I always feel like I’m there with them, which makes the story that much better. I mean really this whole trilogy has been breathtaking and now that it’s over my heart is a little sad.
But holy freaking hell, what an ending. These books have always been super hyped and expectations are always high. As for me, this book was perfect. It was everything I had hoped it would be and honestly everything that I wanted to happen did. Now I’m sure some people disagree, but hey, that’s the point of books like this. We all read and interpret them differently and so we want different things. But, this is my review, so this book gets all the love!
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, I don’t really enjoy books if they don’t have even a little romance. (With a few exceptions). So this final book was after my own heart, because finally finally soft Cardan has come out to play. Jude and Cardan have always had what I call a Jane Austen romance. Quiet, subtle, and buried. You really have to look for it. And really it has been there since book number one. I love them together and seeing them finally admit their feelings and be together was so satisfying.
And besides the romance, the plot was just a lot of fun to me. Jude pretending to be Taryn, Cardan laying it all out there, Madoc finally getting his (ugh I hate him) Oak being the sweetest boy ever, and the gem that is Grima Mog. The story moved at a good pace, though much of the action happened towards the end of the book. And I absolutely loved how, for a minute, I wasn’t sure who would live and who would die. Because even now, Holly Black was pulling punches. And lastly, that freaking twist with the exile, like oh my freaking gosh are you serious? 😂
I guess the only thing I didn’t like was the synopsis. I felt like it didn’t address much. Except for things that happened in opposite ends of the book and didn’t last very long. If that makes sense?
Otherwise, I adored it all and it’s my favorite book of the three!
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna
*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads