Parents' Guide to

The Queen of Nothing: The Folk of the Air, Book 3

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Clever fantasy in Faerie ends with charm and enchantment.

Book Holly Black Fantasy 2019
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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 16+

Is the sex necessary?

My son usually shows me any racy bits in the books he is reading. We got to the last book in this series before he gave me a heads-up. I read an extended passage that I found a bit icky. It reminded me of Mills & Boon romances if anyone knows what they are. "Then I fumble my way into what I think is the right position. Gasp as our bodies slide together. He holds me steady through the sharp, bright spark of pain. I bite his palm. Everything is fast and hot, and I am kind of in control and out of control at the same time... When we're finished, he kisses me," etc. Other parents have commented that the characters are married, although it does not make any difference to me whether they have exchanged vows or not. The passage is just a bit bleuch. Does it need to be there?
10 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Great Book-needs mature readers that can think about the flaws in the characters and their choices

I love the story and world-building in these books. Really interesting with lots of surprises and turns that you don’t expect. However, it’s important to note that the characters aren’t necessarily role models. They have admirable traits and there are lessons to be found as they lose their pride and become vulnerable, but I don’t think they are good people. -Jude is very loyal to those she loves and wants to help her country. She is brave and strong. Unfortunately, she often sees violence as a solution (murder) and does not display remorse for her violent actions. She is also extremely ambitious and often arrogant. She manipulated and hurts others for political power. This is an important distinction for young readers to notice. -Cardan is cruel and uses alcohol to avoid his problems. He comes from a rough family situation-which is a good talking point. -Another point to emphasize is that the sex is a bit much for younger teens.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
3 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (23 ):

After three volumes filled with adventure, romance, and sly humor, this modern-day saga of magical intrigue concludes with surprises galore. Author Holly Black orhestrates a highly satisfying ending, tying up narrative threads with panache. The only quibble might be that Cardan spends too much time sequestered from Jude. Their spiky relationship is what gives the series its oomph. Nevertheless, readers who have experienced the whole series will likely be satisfied by The Queen of Nothing and ready for more from this prolific storyteller.

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