‘The Queen of Nothing’ – Holly Black

Jude is, rightly so based on previous experience, uncertain where she stands with Cardan. Exiled, she can only dream of what might have been.

This time round we see Jude forced into a situation over which she has very little control. She feels indebted to her twin, and finds herself taking a huge risk to try and help.

Inevitably, nothing is quite what you’re led to believe and we quickly see Jude caught up in the political machinations facing the land of Faerie.

Once I’d started reading this I found time slipped by remarkably quickly. There was plenty of action, and I couldn’t wait to see how things would resolve themselves.

Not everything goes smoothly (as you’d expect), but this is definitely a good way to round things off. Of course, a little more of some elements would have been nice – what is it about bloodthirsty hags that is so appealing? – but I’m pretty happy with how things turned out.