Book Reviews

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

Rating: 🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

The Wicked King is a tad shorter than The Cruel Prince and it is also nowhere near as heart-wrenching and thrilling, but the story is no less intriguing and infuriating because you always know that something awful is going to happen but there’s no way to know until it’s already happening.

The Wicked King focuses on Jude as a badass character who will so not take any shit from anyone, that she ends up distancing herself from absolutely everyone. If literally ANYONE else in the Isles were telling the story, she would most definitely be the villain in their telling. 

This volume also includes a tiny bit more romance than the previous one (and it’s steamy this time). 

If you read and enjoyed The Cruel Prince, there’s no reason not to read this. Definitely recommended. 

I really hope the next book tears through the depths of my soul like the first one did. This one didn’t quite hit the mark. 

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Book Reviews

The Cottingley Fairies by Ana Sender

THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES ANA SENDERRating: 🍁🍁🍁

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This book is short and sweet, probably a good bedtime story for a young child. (I even read it with a Celtic cradle song in the background and it matched perfectly!)

The story is exactly everything you’ve heard about the Cottingley Fairies and nothing more; it doesn’t verge away from that or elaborate further. It even mentions Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fascination with the subject. 

The illustrations are gentle and sweet, with a rough-around-the-edges childlike quality to them. I felt they help to portray the story as the children saw it, since it describes them drawing, coloring, and cutting the fairies out of paper. It almost feels like Elsie herself drew the pictures. 

I would recommend this to very small children who would like to find fairies in the trees. 

This book comes out on March 5th, 2019!