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.
Synopsis from Chapters.Indigo.ca
Before The Cruel Prince, I'd only heard of Holly Black because of her collaboration with Cassandra Clare -- which I also haven't read -- so I had no idea what kind of fantasy author she would be. SHE BLEW ME AWAY. Once I started reading The Cruel Prince, I couldn't put it down. I was completely enraptured with the story and the characters and cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out (why did I read this so soon!!).
What I Loved:
In case it wasn't clear by this point, I was a big fan of this book. It completely grabbed my attention and I simply couldn't put it down until I finished (I bumped into a lot of people on the subway and walking home because of this book). I cannot wait for the sequel to come out and almost wished I'd waited to read it so that I didn't have such a long wait to find out what happens to these characters!
FINAL RATING: 5/5
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