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The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
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Publisher Description

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.

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.

4214 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“In the beginning the book was hard to come into. The writing just wasn't that fast paced but I did enjoy the storyline. Cardan was just amazing and I totally fell in love with him. I also loved Jude she is a fierceful young woman who is afraid but still pushen through. I loved the fact that eventho she witnessed a lot of murder she still is full of love for others. I loved this book and can't wait till I read part two and three”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersLikable charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveTwistyMagical settingRomanticViolence
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I loved this book just I wish there was a little bit more 🩷🩷🩷🥰🥰🥰”
Likable charactersEasy to readFunny writingAddictiveImmersive settingMagical settingComing of ageViolencePredictable
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“I really liked this story but it wasn’t what I was expecting! I thought it would be more of a magical romance but it had a lot of politics and was pretty dark. Even though it wasn’t what I went into thinking it would be it was still interesting and action-packed. The one thing I didn’t like about it is that it just threw you into the story and didn’t really describe everything which made it really hard to picture the world because they would just say a name of a creature but wouldn’t describe it”
Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersSuspensefulTwistyDark settingMagical settingDarkRomanticThought-provoking
Slightly Smiling Face“I really liked this book, like REALLY. I was really pleasantly surprised by how much the book relies on the actual plot and not the romance everyone has been talking about. Because I didn’t like the romance, if you can even call it that. I’m just saying this IS an enemies to lovers book we all know that. So we already know A- the enemies part, and C- the lovers part, so the author has to give us B-the mutual pinning and bonding time so that we can actually understand and believe the romance.”
Descriptive writingFast-pacedBeautiful setting
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I LOVEd it so so much. Totally get the hype. Goshh and the characters😍😍. Also the plot was just amazing!!”
Characters change and growLikable charactersEasy to readAddictiveImmersive settingMagical setting

About Holly Black

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is www.blackholly.com.

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