PaperBack, 370 Pages
Fantasy/ YA/ Dark
By: Holly Black
This was probably my 2018’s favorite quote!!
“If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.”
🌟 Holly cow, that was Black!! (puns intended)
🌟 This book had a pretty solid prologue, the first chapters were amazing and I understood all the hype surrounding this book until… I didn’t.
That happened after like 25% of the book where the story started to get slow and not many things were happening, if it only continued as it started it would surely have been a 5 stars rating.
The writing style was enjoyable too, specially at the beginning and ending, Holly’s prose is amazing and she definitely knows her way with words!
“Nice things don’t happen in storybooks. Or when they do happen, something bad happens next. Because otherwise the story would be boring, and no one would read it.”
🌟 This is my first book by Holly black, The faerie queen, a title I believe is well deserved.
Comparing this to An Enchantment of Ravens I could see that Holly is a Fae expert and her world building was so much intricate and better than other stories I read in that genre!
🌟 The characters seems to be a bit problematic; Jude was annoying and repetitive and many times she was childish.
I liked the prince and the story was darker than I could imagine, and darker stories are just my thing!
🌟 The ending though! I can talk about that ending for ages! The ending saved the book for me and I will definitely continue the series after that ending!
🌟 Summary: My first book by Holly Black and definitely not the last! Holly has a great writing style and world building. I had minor problems with the pacing and the characters which I hope will be fixed in the next books! I know this book will have a large fan base though and that is great!