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Title: Queen of NothingQueen of Nothing

Author: Holly Black

Publisher: Little, Brown

Release Date: 19th November 2019

Number of Pages: 300

Genre: YA, Fantasy

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Goodreads Synopsis

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…

This was such a great ending to this series and my only complaint is that I feel it should have been longer.

In this book Jude has been exiled from Fearie and is living with her sister in the human world trying to protect oak from her father however, when her twin turns up asking for her help Jude must risk Cardan’s wrath in order to protect her.

Cardan and Jude breathe life into my cold dead soul and I lived for every moment between them. This is a fast paced book from start to finish and I loved seeing how everything was finally concluding and I have to say I did not see a certain part of this coming.

Overall, I gave this 5 out of 5 stars.

 


Title: Crooked Kingdom

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Orion Children’s Books

Release Date: 27th September 2016

Number of Pages: 536

Genre: YA, Fantasy

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Goodreads Synopsis

Kaz Brekker and his crew of deadly outcasts have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives.

Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties.

A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets – a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

This book was everything, I laughed and I cried at it and it has been added to the all time favourites list. Everything about this was amazing, these characters are everything and my heart has been broken.

After pulling off the heist of a lifetime the Dregs should be out celebrating however, instead they are in hiding and down one member and it is now up to them to not only save their crew member, get back their money and stop what could be come all an all out war between nations.

I loved learning more about what these characters are capable of and seeing the effect that their actions in the first book not only on themselves but also on the rest of their world.

Overall, I gave this 5 out of 5 stars.

 

 


Title: King of Scars

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Imprint

Release Date: 29th January 2019

Number of Pages: 527

Genre: YA, Fantasy

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Goodreads Synopsis

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

While I liked this more than the Shadow and Bone Trilogy it had nothing on Six of Crows.

This book follows Nikolai who is trying to rebuild Ravka after it’s civil war however he has his own scars from the war that threaten to destroy everything he is trying to build. Zoya who is now one of the leading commanders of the Grisha army and who has sworn to protect Ravka even from the king himself and lastly it follows Nina (my bae) who is on a mission in Fjerda to find save the Grisha living there in hiding however while there she uncovers a secret that could ruin her mission.

While I did enjoy this book and seeing more of these characters it just didn’t have the same appeal to me as six of crows did and I gave it 3.5 stars.

 


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