Monday, January 15, 2018

REVIEW: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Book Blurb: 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: Let me start off by saying that I have been anticipating reading this book since I first heard about it around six or so months ago. I got it and started reading it the day it came out. This is my first time reading a Holly Black novel and I was not disappointed. I was completely immersed in the world and the story. I could not put this book down and when I did it was only to take a short break. The story did drag a little bit at the beginning for me but it quickly picked up. I started off hating Prince Cardan but after you learn a little bit more about him I started feeling sorry for him.

This book started off 2018 on the right foot for me and I can't wait for the second book in the series. That probably won't happen until next year though. I do recommend picking up this book if you enjoy ready books featuring the Fae.

Rating: ★★★★☆


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