Book #8: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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.

At first, I was hesitant about reading this book. Why did I pick it up then? Well, it was a club read, for one, but the club also helped convince me in an awesome game that a friend (and admin) thought of. So, I was convinced to read the book and decided to pick it up.

Luckily, my library had it.

That said, I really liked this book. It is filled with anger, hate, and action. The main character Jude, is a human stuck in a world of Fae. She is constantly scared, but hides that fear with being a troublemaking smartass. From the prologue on, I was interested in the book.

If you’re thinking there’s a romance in the book, don’t! There is no romance, but there are scenes that lead you to believe there would be. I could go into more detail, but I really liked how the ending went. And, dare I say it, I would be picking up book two from the library once it’s out!

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