The Folk of the Air Review

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Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t read these books before but I am glad I waited for the hype to calm down before reading it. I really loved it. I started Cruel Prince last year but I just couldn’t get through the first few chapters.

Finally here is a non spoilery review of the Folk of the Air series #1 & #2


Cruel Prince (Folk of the Air #1)


Boy oh boy did I enjoy this book, I have to agree that in the beginning (about a few hundred pages in, I got bored and lacked the motivation to continue)
But soon, the story picked up.

We follow the story from the POV of Jude who is a mortal who has been living in Faerie land with the man who murdered her parents. All she wants is to be a knight in the faerie court and show to the others that though she may be mortal she was good too
Then there is prince Cardan and if you have read YA a lot you can probably tell that he is the cruel prince (honestly with the way people talked about his cruelty I was excepting a lot more cruelty from him)
A new king, stirring Betrayal, lies and promises and suddenly Jude finds herself in the midst of all this. She soon realized that her thirst for power carry great responsibility
I did have a few issue with the book, I believe someone who kills for the first time should have a moment to feel the heaviness of what had conspired.
Somethings were a hot mess and yet I still loved it.

The ending definitely had me hooked which made me read the second book in a hurry.


I gave this book a 3.8 out of 5 stars

The Lost Sister (Folk of the Air #1.5)


I really didn’t understand the need for this novella. All I read, was a girl trying to justify her betrayal and her continual yapping of how unfair the world is and trying to compare herself to a hero.

I didn’t really learn anything new, just a different perspective (which if I do say, was unnecessary)


I gave this a 2 out of 5 stars

Wicked king (Folk of the Air #2)


I have got to say I hate the way Holly ended this book, she is trying to kill me with suspense. Now I can’t think of anything but how to get my hands on the next book.
I have got to say I hate the way Holly ended this book, she is trying to kill me with suspense. Now I can’t think of anything but how to get my hands on the next book.
This starts off immediately after the crowning of prince Cardan and Jude as his new hand.
The trials don’t end there and soon she realizes that it is easier to gain power than maintain it.
She is kidnapped and Cardan rescues her only to make a bargain of his own that leaves her not only heart broken but full of vengeful hate.
Saying any more will be giving spoilers!!!


I gave this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars (that ending had me pulling my hair and trying to reach into the pages)

Collective Review So Far

There is something about Holly Black writing style that doesn’t resonate with me. After struggling through the first few chapters, I finally got used to it and the story kind of pulled me in.

I have heard a lot of people talk about the romance and attraction between Jude and Cardan but I have to honestly tell you, I didn’t really feel it. It was a bit more in the wicked king but holly cut us off before we could get to the good part.

I couldn’t help but see a lot of similarities between this faerie court and the one in the shadowhunter world. The faerie fruits, the forever dancing, the glamour. It made me fell like I was reading about the shadow world just fae perspectives

Blog would be updated when Queen of Nothing (Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black is released


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