One of the biggest problems I had with Cardan was his personality. Jude finds herself changing her perspective on a lot of characters, and finds herself plotting further than she originally thought she would. Shes a kick ass fighter and I really do admire her grit and will to be better than the faeries. I have to say I've really enjoyed these books. Author Holly has also allowed the series to be released as a video game developed by the Stormfront Studios.
I don't want to say more than that, but that's the general idea of the opening. She learned to keep her head down and pretend the fear away. In case it wasn't obvious, I loved it. Basically I was so in love with the gorgeous and brutally nasty world. And, of course, I don't condone villainous people, but if it's in a book, I freaking love reading from their perspective.
Simply a stunning modern fairy tale a la Holly Black. I feel like it just added unnecessary complication. I like slow books with beautiful writing. And there were a lot of characters to like. The power struggle seems to be dangerous for her and could cost her her life if she does not act quickly and find a solution to get out it.
So many people sympathized with him that I feel like I'm either heartless or just don't get the memo here. Fast forward a few years and the children have been reared as Gentry faery children, without truly belonging there. I truly want to know. More of the synopsis is out the window? Dain is the chosen son, the one that will inherit the crown via his father's favor. One I become a knight, I'll be beyond reach. Despite her best efforts, Jude was always humiliated and taunted, a worm daring to live and train among their perfect kin.
Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal. Those female leads who pretend to be strong but in reality, they still walk with their weakness on their shoulders, giving them all the weight which is why they fall down so much and are incapable of getting up. I will fight anyone that says otherwise. I do have to praise this series for two things, its characters and its fast paced plots. And I loved how morally grey Madoc was. Have you ever wondered how the evil girls in stories got that way? I mean, I haven't read a lot of enemies-to-lovers type of books, but I don't mind the trope being a main plot device in the book, as long as it's actually.
First of all there were some love stories in it. She knows she isn't ever going to become as good as the rest of the fae with their skills in weaponry and their reflexes, but she is trying her best if she is allowed. I haven't hated a book this much since Caraval and I don't tend to hate books that often. Her writing is impeccable, the lore is woven seamlessly through the tale, the characters are lovable and disastrously grey which is my favorite, forever , and I just wanted more. Because I want to see what you will do. I've never really been super keen on books that seem to throw in extra 'species' just because.
I felt like this was more of a novella than a full length novel. This book is like paradise for fans of young adult fantasy. Book 2 is slated for sometime in 2019, and book 3 is slated for sometime in 2020. If you like dark fey stories and books that aren't afraid to get bloody and girls with swords and clever crafty plots -- this one. And when all this plotting and stabbing and spying takes place in idyllic landscapes, manors and balls, you can understand why I'm such a goner. I loved her dark side. Before I get to it, I'll admit that while I'd seen a lot of love for this book, I had just watched a negative review before I started.
I don't understand the hype because there was nothing I found good in here. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo. Fans of the series should be pleased. I also looooved how vivid the royal family is. Jump to ten years later, and the three sisters are all living in Faerie. So many great plot twists and high-intensity, suspenseful moments! Each sibling has their own group of friends, spies, etc. My feelings are owed so many apologies because I have been emotionally compromised by Holly Black and I just want to lie on the floor and not think for a month or two.
I'm so here for Jimin as Cardan and I've just started reading this series and now I'm a complete mess. It's hard for me to find much that I don't like about it. You might recognise a few characters. Even if, by some miracle, I could be better than them, I will never be one of them. He shares a lot of tension and chemistry with Jude and I'm looking forward to the development of that in the next books. She grew up in the same house and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey in the subject of English in the year 1994.