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The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

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.

I think the 5 stars tells you everything you need to know about how I liked this book…

No not liked, LOVED.

This was glorious.

I have been holding on to this book since its release date, for some of the silliest reasons…I knew I’d love it. I just knew it. But I didn’t want to be hit with the disappointment if it didn’t live up to my expectations, and all the hype.

But the last book in the trilogy, The Queen of Nothing, is out this month. And after hearing about the cruel (ha) ending of The Wicked King, it felt only right to wait until the third is just about to be released to catch up…

And I’m so glad I did. This was a delightful read. The characters are wonderful. The plot clever. The relationships tense and enjoyable.

I’m excited to read the sequel.

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