Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars

Series: The Folk of the Air #1 | Published: January 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384 | Format: E-book
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Status: read from January 29 to January 31, 2018
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On a drowsy Sunday afternoon, a man in a long dark coat hesitated in front of a house on a tree-lined street. He hadn't parked a car, nor had he come by taxi.”


I hadn't really thought about reading this at all, but I decided against it. I'm so happy I did. I ended up loving it, a lot. I'm not surprised though, because many people seem to love this too.

I couldn't put down The Cruel Prince, it just wasn't going to happen. I think it's hard to review this for some unknown reason, so I'll just say: I really liked the Faerie world, I liked that it was set in modern times (especially the Mortal world), I loved the complexity of the characters, some of the characters themselves were a little annoying but I don't really care, I'm pretty sure I love Cardan but it's not 100 % accurate, I like that there were so many conflicts between all the characters, the unknown of what will happen next is killing me (this is such a good sign). Plus, that ending was so great. I really hope that I'll be super excited to read the next book in 2019, and that I haven't lost it completely during the days of w a i t i n g...

“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.”

Well, same girl...

What is it about?

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.

Have you read this book? What did you think? :)

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