The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

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.

My Review

Holly Black does an amazing job on this book. The world is very vivid in your mind as you read. I didn't care for any of the characters much to be honest. They all got on my nerves but the writing was so good I could look over it. I will be reading the next one as I have to see what happens next. Judd is going to grow tons I believe in the next one. Hopefully she will begin to think before she acts even more than she did at the end of the book. Carden is going to surprise us more I do believe in the next book. I didn't like him much til the very end.

This book has lots of twist and turns. Some I saw coming and some surprised me. Holly Black is a master at writing.

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