Queen of Nothing continues pretty much straight after The Wicked King ended. Jude is still banished but she is currently doing odd jobs for the local Fae to try and make some money, until her sister turns up with some information that could lead her back into Faerieland.
I liked that Jude had some time to dwell on herself and come to the conclusion that she isn’t the smartest and she was ultimately tricked and beaten by Cardan. She actually admitted that she wasn’t as good as what she thought she was and I really appreciated that growth from her. That was really the only thing that I didn’t enjoy about this series, how pretentious and unlikable Jude was and I think she has redeemed herself a little in this book!
The pacing was a lot better in my opinion in this book than the rest of the series. I feel like everything has already been established and we just jumped straight into the action which I enjoyed! It kept me engaged and wanting to read on to see what will happen next.
The love story kind of left me feeling a little unfulfilled. There wasn’t really enough of a buildup of tension for me and all of their interactions were way too brief for me. Their reunion was way too anticlimactic and there isn’t enough depth in their relationship for me to truly believe in it! They hardly spent any time together and we only get one scene where they really express themselves and how they feel for each other.
I can never really anticipate or predict what is going to happen in these books which I like in a fantasy. Sometimes I can get a little too predictable and I lose interest in the plot but that never really happens. It got a little too political and not quite fantastical for me at times. All of the strategy talk and the movements of the armies bore me , if it would of cut out a lot of the planning and extending the schemes and action I think I would of liked this book a whole lot more!
⭐️3.5/5 I liked this lot more than the previous books, still didn’t blow me away though!
Back in January I posted about 5 Fantasy Series that I wanted to start in 2019 and I did an updated post in May, so I decided to do one last update and see where I am at with these 5 series that I wanted start this year!
The Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima – I completed this series back in May and absolutely loved it, now one of my all-time favourite fantasy series and I am dying to start The Shattered Realms series!
The Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes – I am now half way through this 6 books series. I am really, really enjoying the direction of the series so far, and it gives me serious Game of Throne vibes!
The Witchlands Series by Susan Dennard – I have completed all four books that are currently out at the moment. This series took me by surprise; I didn’t think I was going to like it as much as I did!
The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks – This series is really intimidating me for some reason. I have all four books that are out currently but I have been overlooking them for other books. I really need to priorities these books because I have heard such great things, I may actually try and start The Black Prism this month and see how I go!
The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb – I have read The Assassin’s Apprentice only so far. It was during the Reading Rush and I found it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. It was lacking a little bit of action and adventure and kind of dragged a little for me, which in turn has put me off from continuing on with this series. I am still going to give Royal Assassin a try, but I have not plans to in the immediate future!
I loved this book!
You revolves around a guy named Joe who has become obsessed with a girl named Beck after she walks into the bookstore he works at and strikes up a conversation.
I loved the premise of this book; it really captivated me from the start. Having the book from the perspective of Joe and seeing the way his brain works and how he justifies his actions throughout the course of the book was fascinating. I don’t believe I’ve ever read a book from the perspective of the bad guy before and I was hooked!
Beck wasn’t a favourite character of mine. I thought she wasn’t all that likable and a little bit pretentious. I found myself not quite invested in her character fully yet I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Her friends were also not very likable either, I found there wasn’t really any depth to them and they were only really just a tool to further along the plot.
I thought the pacing of the story was perfect. The slow buildup of tension really kept me hooked in the story and I was eager to read on. I thought the plot twists were placed at the perfect points in the story and really kept the intensity at an all-time high. The stakes kept rising and Joe really had some close calls and I found myself wanting him to get away with everything, it was strange.
I thought Caroline Kepnes really captured the mind of a stalker, while also allowing him to remain relatable and human in a way. I like the way that the book was formatted as well. I thought the use of second-person narration was executed flawlessly, having his voice in my mind while reading about him stalking someone was intense!
⭐️4.5/5 stars Creepy, morbid, addictive!
Not my best month, honestly nothing on my TBR was really calling my name and I just wasn’t in the mood to read anything… 9 books in a month is still a pretty good result so I’m not going to be too down on myself!
House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craig – ⭐️3.5/5 stars
All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth – ⭐️4/5
Paper Towns by John Green – ⭐️3/5
Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes – ⭐️5/5
Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen – ⭐️3/5 stars
Supernova by Marissa Meyer – ⭐️4/5 stars
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte – ⭐️3.5/5 stars
Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake – ⭐️4/5 stars