The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Book Review #317

TRIGGER WARNING: Murder, Suicide, Blood


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.

If you’re not a fan of book series, then The Cruel Prince may not be for you. The Cruel Prince is the first book in the The Folk of the Air trilogy. — You could also read The Cruel Prince as a stand alone, if you truly wanted to.

I knew I wanted to read this book, but I was hesistant to actually buy a copy for myself. Continue reading