Hello everyone, Happy Monday! I recently read The Folk Of The Air series by Holly Black. This week is the Folk Of The Air Week! Let’s get into the detailed review!
Author: Holly Black
Books: The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, The Queen Of Nothing
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Trigger Warnings: Murder, Death, Violence, Death of a Parent, Physical Abuse
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
Review of all the books.
Reading about faeries was a first-time experience. Hence, from this perspective, I will be sharing my thoughts. The world-building is very magical and intricate. Initially, I found it a tad difficult to understand the world. But, as I kept on reading, this problem did not persist then. If you are a beginner to this genre, then you can definitely pick up this series.
Coming to the character build-up. In the story, there are two main characters, Jude and Cardan. The whole series is written from Jude’s perspective. I really loved the personality of the characters. Jude is a headstrong character, who is a fighter and is not afraid of anyone. While Cardan is a mean, spoiled brat. I liked reading about them but I was not too attached to them.
Now the story. I found it boring at times. If there could have been some more interesting developments and plot twists, then it would have been a hit for me. As I mentioned before, Holly did a great job on the creation of the world and characters. The story, however, could have been made more interesting.
In comparison to the three books, The Queen of Nothing is my favorite one. The ending of the series is really good, so at least that was worth it.
The Lost Sisters occurs after The Cruel Prince book. While, How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories happens after The Queen Of Nothing book. These two books are novellas, which I will not be reading.
The Stolen Heir is a companion series called The Stolen Heir Duology. It occurs after The Folk of the Air series. The story is about Jude’s brother, Oak. This book was released recently. The review for this book will be out this week!
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Have you read this famous series? Let me know your thoughts on this series in the comments! I hope you liked reading this review.