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Monday, 2 April 2018

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the dangerous High Court of Faerie. Now at seventeen she is being raised by the man who killed her parents, is treated like dirt by the youngest prince of the Faerie court, and is fighting to earn her own spot in Faerie.

“There’s always something left to lose.”

Jude hates the fact that she is mortal – she hates that she is lowly and human while the Fey are beautiful and immortal. She hates that she is bullied by her classmates for what she is, and most importantly she hates being powerless against them. She tried to do it the noble way – by besting them in studies and swordfights in hopes that winning a knighthood would finally make her accepted. But things don’t always go according to plan, and Jude soon gets caught up in more suspense and drama than she ever could have expected.

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

I was always going to love this book because it is written by Holly Black (and I LOVE Holly Black). She is the Queen of YA Faerie books. Tithe, The Darkest Part of the Forest, Kin, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and now The Cruel Prince. Faeries are what Holly Black does best (although if you want a Vampire novel with a twist then check out her book The Coldest Girl in Coldtown). She knows what she is talking about, and in her latest novel she really proves why this is her strength, although, Holly (in case you are reading this), I need book two now please. You can’t just leave a girl hanging!

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Catalogue link: The Cruel Prince

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