Recommendation | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black


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


At the young age of seven, Jude’s parents were murdered and her and her two sisters, Taryn and Vivi, were taken away from the human world to live at the High Court of the Faerie. The book picks up ten years later where Jude still struggles to fit into a world she feels she does not belong. And she isn’t the only one, the fay hate humans and delight in their suffering. Through a path of deception and scheming, Jude will work to  make a place for herself at the court, and will fight to save all of Faerie along the way. Read Holly Black’s Folk Of The Air series to find out what happens next!

The Official Publisher’s 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 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.