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Idk I like ranting and I like listening to other people rant and I need to know what books not to read lmao and I really need to rant about my hatred for this ONE book
I HATED QUEEN OF NOTHING
i’m sorry to anyone who really loved the book but literally. i’m so fucking mad about it.
the cruel prince was so so good. the wicked king was even better. the setting, the plot, just cardan in general and jude. but queen of nothing was such a massive let down for so many reasons.
jude is terrifying. like for real. she is a human girl living among the fae and vowed to herself that if she could not become better than them she would become worse. she poisoned herself for months to gain tolerance. she stabbed her own hand, pulled an arrow out of her leg and stitched up the wound herself. murdered a fae prince and buried the body. became cardan’s literal puppet master and ran elfhame. she survived queen orlagh, her own “father.” she adapted to life in fae quickly and understood what it would take to survive there.
for her to just accept her defeat like she did in queen of nothing was so out of character for her. jude had always done anything she could to find a way to gain control in a situation where she had none. she would have clawed her way back to elfhame if she needed to. but instead she just accepted cardan’s betrayal? it didn’t feel right.
she had everything she had worked for ripped from her from the person she had just begun to let herself trust, just a bit. she had nothing left to loose, but she just accepted the banishment? she didn’t even try to find a way around it? it’s out of character. like immensely. with everything ripped away from her like that, the jude we had developed and come to know throughout both the cruel prince and the wicked king would have become ruthless and mean and cruel to cheat her way back into elfhame and regain everything she had lost. but she didn’t. it just felt so weird and wrong to me.
my expectations were high for queen of nothing so maybe that’s my fault as to why i’m so mad about this book, but seriously. everything just felt so rushed and half-assed. the plot was… i don’t even know how to explain it. it just was confusing to me? like i understood it and why it was happening but it just, everything just felt out of character. not to mention that tayrn murdering her husband was just glossed over like nothing had happened? and jude forgave her so quickly? it didn’t feel right.
AND HOLLY HAD LOCKE KILLED OFF SCREEN LIKE WHAT THE FUCK???? I THOUGHT HE WAS GONNA BE SOME KIND OF "final boss" IN A WAY BUT NOPE HE JUST DIPPED LIKE TF???!! I COULD GO ON ABOUT THIS FOREVER. HAVING LOCKE IN THE STORY REALLY COULD HAVE HELPED THE PLOT. HE WAS LITERALLY DRIVING THE WHOLE PLOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF! INSTEAD WE'RE GONNA DEAL WITH SOME RANDOM ASS ICE ROYALS THAT NO ONE HAS FUCKING HEARD OF?
AND THE PLOT. IT WAS JUST… INSANE. I FELT LIKE I WAS READING SOME SORT OF CRACK FIC
Like, Cardan literally exiled Jude as some kind of joke what the fuck WAS THAT?! IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE IF HOLLY HAD BEEN ABLE TO PUT SOME KIND OF REASON BEHIND THE EXILE BUT
And Jude's just like sitting there twiddling her thumbs eating fishsticks and Cardan's just waiting for Jude to come back. Like wtf WAS that set up.
And Cardan and Jude's whole relationship was SO GLOSSED OVER. SO GLOSSED OVER. She forgave him wayyy too quickly. Their relationship had so much depth before this, and then all of it got lost. Cardan literally shamed her in front of EVERYONE and humiliated her and she just FORGAVE HIM? HUH? WHAT HAPPENED TO JUDE WHO PROMISED HERSELF SHE WOULD BECOME WORSE THAN THE FAE?
Every single character just completely lost all their depth and development. AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY
this book had so much potential and it fell really fucking short. i’ve never really been unhappy with a book but damn. it was such a letdown.
don’t get me wrong, i loved the jude and cardan scenes. and the letters :((((( i will always love any jude and cardan scene thrown my way but what ruined it was that it could have been so much better.
i wanted to see jude desperate, and angry, and like wicked. but we didn’t get any of that.
when i first saw the size of the book i was scared. and when i got through the first three chapters, it was worse. IT HAD SO MUCH POTENTIAL, IT REALLY DID. THERE WERE SO MANY THINGS HOLLY BLACK COULD HAVE GIVEN US BUT SHE DIDN’T AND I’M JUST A LITTLE BIT UPSET ABOUT IT.
sorry this sounded harsh but i’m so livid about it like ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh.