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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | REVIEW

The 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.

Title: The Cruel Prince          Author: Holly Black

Publisher: Hot Key Books

First Published: January 2nd 2018         This Edition: January 2nd 2018

Date Started: 16/12/17          Date Finished: 16/12/17         Pages: 384

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I received an early finished copy of this book from Readers First for an honest review!

First up, I have so say that this book.. was ABSOLUTELY FREAKING AMAZING!!!! Before this book I’d only read Holly Black’s The Darkest Part Of The Forest which was also a fantastic read, I’ve also read the Iron Trial which Holly is cowriting with Cassandra Clare but I know that I NEED to read her other books stat! It is said that Holly Black is the faerie queen and I can see why, I absolutely adored this universe and I can’t wait to get sucked straight back into it when the sequel comes out, IN 2019 😭

In this book the main character Jude has two sisters, one of which is her twin and they’re both human and an older sister who is actually a fey but their mother stole the older one away to keep her safe, but then their parents are murdered and they are stolen away to live in the faerie world where Jude and her sister don’t fit in and not many people really like them.

There were so many twists and turns, I never saw any of it coming! It was exciting and fast paced that I actually finished it in a day and I already want to read it all over again! Basically, what I’m trying to say is, YOU ALL NEED TO READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE FAERIES BECAUSE IT’S SO GOOOOD! I mean, if you want? 🙄

This book is the first book in Holly Blacks The Folk of the Air series, so far there are three books announced, I’m not sure if it’s just a trilogy or they’ve only planned three so far, I don’t know, the second book in the series will be called The Wicked King and the third The Queen of Nothing, and I’m excited for them both even though it’s gonna be over a year for the second one to come out!

This book is out on 2nd January 2018 and to find out more and order a copy links are below!

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