Title: The Cruel Prince
Author: Holly Black
Publication Date: January 2 2018
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.
The Queen of Nothing comes out literally tomorrow. So in preparation, I decided to reread the first two books a couple of weeks ago. I have reviewed The Cruel Prince before but I don’t like that review so I’m rewriting it. I won’t be rewriting my original The Wicked King Review because that was just posted earlier this year. If you want to read that review you can find it here.
I love Jude Duarte so much. She is not a perfect person or character and that’s honestly such a big part of the reason I enjoy reading about her so much. She’s so calculating and strong. She knows what she wants and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. She starts off the book so unsure about who she is but, by the end, she’s become this beautiful, brutal character I couldn’t help but love.
Black’s writing is great. It’s clear and easy to follow which is a big plus for me especially when it comes to fantasy books. Her writing style is actually probably one of my favorites in the YA community.
The story in this book is so lush and imaginative. I was hooked into it from the very first sentence until the last. I was so enraptured by everything that was happening and I didn’t want to miss a single thing. If I put the book down I was still thinking about the characters and what was happening to them. I loved the twists even if I did see them coming a little bit. The story is so intriguing that I couldn’t help but keep reading no matter what.
I love this series even more after reading it the second time. It’s such an amazing series and has easily become one of my all-time favorite fantasy series. I can’t wait for The Queen of Nothing to come out tomorrow so that I can find out how this amazing series comes to end. I know that my heart is going to be broken after finishing this series but I can’t wait. Are you also excited for Queen of Nothing?
I love this series even more after reading it the second time. It’s such an amazing series and has easily become one of my all time favorite fantasy series. I can’t wait for The Queen of Nothing to come out tomorrow so that I can find out how this amazing series comes to end. I know that my heart is going to be broken after finishing this series but I can’t wait. Are you also excited for Queen of Nothing?