The Cruel Prince by Holly Black


Title: The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Release Date: January 2, 2018

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

SynopsisOf 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.

*This Barnes & Noble exclusive edition features a special jacket and bonus story starring fan-favorites Kaye and Roiben of the bestselling Tithe series, allowing readers to witness the pivotal coronation scene from an alternate point of view.

My Review: *MIND BLOWN*

Why, oh why did I wait a whole year to read this book?!?

I hate myself for it BUT now that I’ve read it.. I LOVE IT!

Now I know why they call Holly Black The Faerie QUEEN!

It has EVERYTHING I ever want and need from a book. This is my first Holly Black book and it did not disappoint! This beautifully written novel, kept me wanting more! The book is written in first person present, through the main character’s point of view. (I Love first person, and usually prefer multiple POV, but I enjoyed reading it very much)

The story follows Jude, a human girl, stolen from the mortal world along with her sisters, and brought to the fae realm after their parents were killed by Fae general Madoc. 

Madoc raises them, and as Jude gets older, all she wants is to belong, as a mortal, she faces challenges, MANY challenges.

We meet a prince, that you may or may not hate.. her sisters, one is a brat, and the other is stubborn, so that leaves her to take care of business.. yup she is a badass who will stop at nothing to protect her family. This novel is full of pain, so be prepared for all that comes with murder, betrayal, TREASON!

OMG I just can’t get enough.. lucky for me, I am reading this novel THE WEEK The Wicked King is released.. okie.. so I’m off to start the second book! No wait required…

Oh wait.. 3rd book is set to release in 2020? … Crap

Go and READ this Book!!

Love, Ellie

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