GOODREADS BEST FANTASY YA 2020. The intoxicating and bloodthirsty finale to the New York Times bestselling The Cruel Prince, nominated for the CARNEGIE MEDAL, and New York Times bestseller The Wicked King, Best YA Fantasy in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2019.
After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watching reality television, and doing odd jobs, including squaring up to a cannibalistic faerie.
When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking a favour, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal. When a dark curse is unveiled, Jude must become the first mortal Queen of Faerie and break the curse, or risk upsetting the balance of the whole Faerie world.
Stick with it. It ends so well!
You have really got to stick with the series.
it was very long, too many characters that I just got lost with. At points I seriously couldn’t tell two characters apart and got very confused as to who was who. Around page 200 it gets good. I feel like the author could have cut the first part of the book out and just started from the bit when it gets good, but at the same time, it’s all important to understand where Jude is coming from. But it is all so muddled up in my head trying to depict the characters and what they are doing. I got very bored after awhile but as I listened to it when I had tonsillitis, I stuck with it because I was bored anyway and I needed a distraction.
After around page 200, it gets good and I got really into it.
very good, Jude is some times infuriating but not in a bad way, I’m a human way. We all have our moments. Haha.
She’s a very strong female lead which is nice and I like her and Cardan’s relationship, even if she does never trust him.
Finally, finally, finally!
Such a good book, I think this was the best one and definitely my favourite in the series.
Jude and Cardan are such a good pair and I love their relationship. They really do fit well together and hearing about how they finally learn to trust each other and change each other is so wholesome. Going through Jude’s heart break with her and then her triumph and love is amazing.
Over all this series is great, but like I said you have to stick with it!
It reminds me of a mixture between ‘the false prince’ by Jenifer A. Nielsen trilogy and the ‘broken heart’ by Stephanie Garber trilogy.
I love both these series dearly and this series shall add to my favourite collection of series 💕