My thoughts on this series have been all over the place. While I thought The Cruel Prince had a slow start, I did find myself really enjoying it once it picked up. I found The Wicked King incredibly underwhelming. But The Queen of Nothing? Finally. A book that I loved.
I feel like Jude was at her best in this book. She’s finally lost a lot of the stupidity that defined her character in the first two books. She’s strengthened her relationships with a lot of the other characters and she’s just grown as a character so much.
The main reason this book got four stars and not five is that some major things happen off-page, which was a little disappointing. But aside from that, I really, really enjoyed this book. It was definitely a worthy conclusion to this series.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
I’d seen so many glowing reviews of Tweet Cute that I was a little nervous to read it. But sometimes, when things get stressful, I turn to cute, fluffy contemporaries. And really, what’s more stressful than a global pandemic that’s prevented me from leaving my house?
Tweet Cute was just what I needed. This book is cute, it’s funny, it’s full of banter, and it includes some really sassy tweets. I liked both Pepper and Jack, and I really appreciated the way the book handled all of the pressure in their lives.
My main dislike in this book was Pepper’s mom, who we’re definitely not supposed to like. She felt one-dimensional and I wish we would have seen more growth and consequences for her character. But overall, this was a super fun book and I’m glad I took the time to read it!
I read the first Diviners book in 2013 (pre-blog!), and now, seven years later, the series is done. There isn’t much that I can say about this book without spoiling the series, so I’m going to keep this pretty short.
My favorite thing about this series is the atmosphere. While reading, I actually felt like I was in a spooky version of 1920s New York City. Libba Bray has such a way with words and any time I read one of her books, I’m so pleasantly surprised with how she can transport me directly into the setting.
My second favorite thing about this series is the characters. They’re all different, they have their own stories and struggles, and they’re all so lovable. Even characters that I didn’t necessarily like at the beginning of the series grew on me so much. (Except Jericho. I’m done with him after book three.)
I’m a little sad that this series is over, but I’m excited to read whatever Libba writes next.
Have you read any of these books? Have you read any good YA recently?
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