The Folk of the Air Book Tag

As I was perusing the reader page on wordpress I came across the Folk of the Air tag on Xandra at Starry Sky Books Blog.

I waited until after I had finally read ‘Queen of Nothing’ the conclusion to the Folk of the Air Trilogy to complete this tag and YAY, I’ve finally read it and feel like I can now answer these questions.

Celana Sardothian from the ‘Throne of Glass’ Series hands down!

personally, I would say Jorgen Weight from ‘Skyward’ by Brandon Sanderson. I did not like him one bit at the beginning of the story.

Again ‘Skyward’ by Brandon Sanderson. I honestly was not expecting the twist that we got and I cannot wait to pick up the next book.

Currently Tam from the ‘Keeper of Lost Cities’ Series. Where things left off I definitely feel deceived by Tam, but maybe I’ll be deceived a second time, who knows.

The one that comes to mind straight away is ‘Heir of Fire’ by Sarah J. Maas in the Throne of Glass series.

Angus Delaney, from ‘Chasing River’ by K.A.Tucker. I mean he is kind of key in our two characters meeting but he just makes me so mad that we could really do without him.

Matt from ‘This is Where it Ends’ by Marieke Nijkamp. Honestly throughout the whole story I wanted to just protect him and honestly just so many emotions.

Victoria from the Twilight Saga. She is one determined Character who does not stop. She just keeps going trying to get what she wants.

These are all books that I really know very little about but they are all books that I really want to get to it.

Skyward, Skyward, Skyward!

‘Exile’ by Shannon Messenger, the second book in the ‘Keeper of Lost Cities’ series. I enjoyed keeper of Lost Cities because it’s a killer series and the first book introduces everything. ‘Exile’ just adds so many more layers to the world and I love it.

The folk of the Air series. simple as that.

ABC Book Challenge – C

‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ By Sarah J. Maas was my first introduction to Fae worlds. I absolutely love the way the Sarah J. Maas portrays Fae it is always a good read.

I read ‘The Cruel Prince’ By Holly Black after completing the Court of Thorns and roses series and these Fae are quiet different! The focus in ‘The Cruel Price’ is more politically based and I really enjoyed that mix of Fae and a somewhat political Drama.

‘The Confectioner’s Guild’ By Claire Luana made this list for a different reason. I really enjoyed the book, I loved the concept of guilds surrounding food but it took me forever to read. I still have no idea why.

‘Children of Blood and Bone’ By Tomi Adeyemi is one that I’ve had on my TBR for so long, I just haven’t picked it up for some reason. Hopefully I can get to it soon!

‘Children of Time’ By Adrian Tchaikovsky is a SciFi that I haven’t heard too much about but looks really interesting. Its another one that I am super keen to get too!

Review: ‘The Cruel Prince’ By Holly Black

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‘The Cruel Prince’
By Holly Black
Book #1 in the Folk of the air Series

Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publish Date: 2018
Pages: 370
Series: Folk of the air (Book #1)
Type: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy
Purchase Locations: Book depository Amazon Audible Booktopia Dymocks Reaings QBD

Synopsis

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
 

Thoughts

Ok, I don’t know it anyone else was feeling this way but at the start of the book I was really really struggling to get into the story. just me? I don’t know if it was the best idea to start ‘The Cruel Prince’ right after completing the ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ series. But that’s what I did.

I liked how the story began in the human world and then transferred the readers along with the main characters into the Fae world of Elfhame. But if I’m honest I was really struggling to get into it. I did enjoy the description in the book but it felt slow for much on the first 100 or so pages, which is a lot of pages!

By the end I was completely invested. All I wanted was to know what was going to happen. Genuinely… I needed to know. There was great development in the characters. There were a few characters I was so annoyed at by the end of the book and others who I was totally for in their actions. It was quiet unexpected.

I would definitely continue with the series. I am hoping that with all the world building that occurred in the first novel that there will be a jump into action in the second one.

My only recommendation… don’t start the series after reading ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ although I am super late to that party so I doubt anyone else will have that problem.

Rating

Plot: 7/10
Ease of reading: 4/10
Character Development: 6/10
World Building: 8/10
Quality of Writing: 7/10
Stars:  4/5