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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Book Summary: 

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.

My Review:

This book was so good. My first Holly Black ever and love everything about it. Love how it set it the modern world and faerie. Going back between both worlds was pretty neat. Seeing the difference between the two places. Like the character, Jude she is headstrong and just want to fit in. Then there is Cardan a bully who pick on Jude and her sisters all the time. He is the Prince and can get away with it. The book is all about fitting in this world, Faerie and finding your place. It has lots of action, violence, little romance in the book. This book is for new and old fans of Hollow Black. Happy Reading.

Here what the book looks like without the dust cover. 

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