I’ve heard people talking, that Faerie books are the new Vampires. I couldn’t agree more! Do you also feel this vibe going on with YA books right now? 😄 I, personally, love that. I’ve really enjoyed ‘the Iron Fey’ series by Julie Kagawa. What’s your favourite faery book?
‘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.’
I gave it ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5.
The Cruel Prince started a bit slow (at least for my taste), but after I’ve read about Jude finding a note in Cardans book, which she stole from him, I couldn’t put it down. I just got a glimpse of what may come out of their hateful relationship and I was hooked. 😄
I couldn’t trust anyone in the story. Actually, I didn’t much like Judes sister Taryn from the start, and I didn’t believe in Locke and Jude relationship in the first place, so I wasn’t surprised of what happened between three of them. (Locke’s just a piece of shit 😀🙄) I could see where all the characters come from and why they are what they are, but still… 😕
I was expecting what was going to happen with the coronation and who will have the crown at the end, so… Poor Cardan. I’m very very curious to find out what the next year of Cardan serving Jude will be, and how they’ll manage to pass this… situation. 😄 I mean, I hope they get through this!
By the way, do you also felt shocked about how easily characters are killed in this book? And how easy it is to like someone, who’s supposed to be a bad guy in the story – like Madoc, who killed Judes parents and has a desire to rule the Court in a very cruel way?
Holly Black somehow made it easy to relate to even the worst characters in the story. 😅
Can’t wait to read the second book when it comes out next year!