Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse

The Cruel Prince has been on my reading list for ages and with the final book coming out in November, I thought it was finally time to start on the series.

Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black


Title & Author: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release date: January 2 2018
Series: The Folk of the Air
Publisher: Little, Brown Books


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.

I give The Cruel Prince by Holly Black four out of five hearts because I thought it was pretty well done, but not really my cup of tea.

The first chapter hooked me and it made me want to finish this book. But I didn’t care for the story too much and it made it confusing for me.

Jude is a human forced to live in Fae. But I can’t even remember why she is forced to, because her sister and brother do live in the human world. She is a feisty young woman and behaves like an angry kitten with its nails out. I found it very interesting how she moved between the Faeries and this was what hooked me. But except for that I didn’t care for the story and I can’t even figure out what part exactly because the premise sounds great.

Overall I think The Cruel Prince is well written, but I don’t care too much for stories with Faeries in them.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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