The Cruel Prince| book review (no spoilers)

Hello! I hope you are doing excellent during the first month of the year (my birthday is coming up…so soon…) and are excited for the holiday season! I’ve been super busy with my TBR pile and my writing project and wanted to share with you a book that stole my heart and has me so excited for the sequel that came out this month!

I’ve seen raves about The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and had to order it off of Amazon and I definitely don’t regret it!

Author: Holly Black

Genre: Young adult, Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 stars

Plot from Goodreads

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 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.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal 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 thoughts: I inhaled this book! I recommended it to all my bookworm friends and family and can’t wait for it’s sequel next month! Jude’s feisty and stubborn spirit drew me in within the first few pages. The amount of horrors the girl had endured and continue to endure by her peers put me square in her corner, ready to fight with her. I rally behind her fight against injustices. 

The interesting (to say the least) family dynamics in Jude’s household is incredible and heartbreaking. That aspect intrigued me as much as it weirded me out. Living with the man who murdered your parents in front of your eyes? Yeah… I’ll pass. 

Let me know down in the comments if you’ve read this book and your thoughts! What should I read next?

xoxo,

Hannah

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