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The Queen of nothing – Holly Black

I have something to say regarding this trilogy. I had the ”luck” to start the Cruel prince only a month before the Queen of nothing release. So with the previous books still fresh in my mind i waited for the book while making wild guesses how could the plot continue.

So the moment that the book went online i started my journey once again, thirsty to know what happent to Jude and what was Cardan thinking when he banished her to the human world. It only took a few pages for me to wonder after rereading Cardan’s words, why didn’t she pardon herself? They were married after all, and let us be honest up until that point she was also the crown. So why? What was keeping her back?

And then Taryn arrives with news of her own, asking for Jude to clean the mess she made. Jude to the resque once again, where she has to impersonate her twin sister in order to save her life. Not long after that we see Jude become the badass girl we love, and the story starts to be really interesting.

But for me, the best part of the book was the moment she saw Cardan after her excile. Her fear of being discoved and killed, fighting with her feelings for him and the moment she realized he knew who she was. A meeting of two lovers interrupted by Madok “saving” her. Plots unravel and we learn Madok’s ultimate play for the throne, the prophesy about Cardan and the part Ghost played in the enemys plans.

Cardan’s change is what surprised me the most. From a merely drunk boy, he turned into a thoughtful King ready to be sacrificed for his subjects best interest. As the prophesy comes true Jude has to make a choice. Lose the man she loves and save the kingdom or let him live in captivity? Strangely enough Nicasia is the one helping her make a decision and thankfully is the correct one as Cardan rises as the one and True King of Elfhame.

Happy ending earned the hard way. I can’t i was dissapointed with the way the book ended. I really liked the characters growth and the way the story progressed. Will i read it again? Of course i will, after all when you read a book for the first time you only care for the ending, the real magic is rereading it and discover all the little things you missed the first time.

5 Books i read because of the movie

Let us be honest, behind most movies are really amazing books. At least that is my opinion, and sometimes i had to see the movie before i got the chance to read the book. Usually when we read a book and we’re hyped about the movie, eventually we get a little disappointed.

But what happens if we see the movie first? Is the movie good enough to make you read the book or not? Is the movie better or the book?

Mortal Engines. Last year when we were looking for movies to watch we found Mortal Engines. In the beginning I was a little skeptical about the theme of the movie, but when I finished watching it, my mind was changed. I found the whole series, bought the books and read them all. From my point of view the book was better but the movie was awesome as well

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1571234/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/287861.Mortal_Engines?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=hMUghgTx3D&rank=2

Pride and Prejudice. Who doesn’t know the story of Ms Bennet and Mr Darcy? Personally I love the version starring Keira Nightly. Really loved it. And even though I had the book on a shelve for years, I only read it ten months ago. Although I loved the movie I have to say that the book was much much better.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414387/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1885.Pride_and_Prejudice?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=wln0FMOmKa&rank=1

Eragon. It was 2006 when i first saw the movie and it had everything! Dragons, elves, dwarfs, magic, a hero and a bad king. In the beginning the movie was one of the reasons I read the book, but after I finished it I was very disapointed. With the movie. After the book I wondered what made me like it. The book was very good for me, and I have to say that by the time I read the first one, the second one was already released so I managed to feed enough of my curiocity. So definately the book in this case is better than the movie.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449010/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/113436.Eragon?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Hbawj78DIA&rank=1

Twilight: I know, I know… I’m a sucker for forbidden love stories, and this one was definately one of them. I remember watching the movie for a month straight, every day. And then i read the book. First in my language and then in English. For me the story was quite original at the time and being a young adult I think I could relate a little bit with Bella. Remember book Bella is different than movie Bella. And again the book was much better than the movie.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1099212/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41865.Twilight?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=C2l25UAs9v&rank=1

Divergent: Another dystopian movie that come out on 2014. I really liked the setting of the movie, the utopian Chicago and the fractions system. Trish was a fighter determined to find a place to belong. The movie was interesting enough for me to read the books. And the book I have to say almost ruined the movie for me.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1840309/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13335037-divergent?from_search=true&qid=Ur9gh0CzfU&rank=1

Have you seen a movie that you liked enought to make you read the original book? Tell which one!

the cruel prince – Holly Black





                                              The cruel prince (the folk of air book 1)

Hello my fellow bookworms and welcome to the fantasy world of Holly Black!

This is the first book of hers that I read and very quickly had me hooked for more. The story introduced us to the hidden world of Elfhame and its inhabitants both human and folk. From the first pages we learn the tragic backstory of the main characters of the book, the human twins Jude and Tarin Duarte and their folk older sister Vivi, that are forced to live in the hidden forest of Elfhame after the brutal murder of their human parents.

Adopted by their parents murderer and biological father to their older sister Murdok, they live side by side with the Folk for ten years in the Court of fairies. Life in Court is cruel for the girls and especially for Jude who wants to be more than a petty human at the side of the Folk.

As usual in this type of stories the Folk are beautiful, strong, have immortality by their side and the humans are… a little less. The main characters have depth and as the book progresses they grow mentally.  Should you read this book? Yes, definitely. It has it all. Murder, hatred, adventure, romance and plot twists that you won’t see coming.

Have you read it already? What do you think?