Title: Cruel Prince
Author: Holly Black
Series: The Folk of the Air
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Reader
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
# of Pages: 384
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’m having some deja vu with this book; I stayed up into the wee hours of the night to finish it, and while I enjoyed the book (and do plan on reading Wicked King) I’m not falling over myself to get it in my hands. If I had to choose one word to describe how I’m feeling, it’s underwhelmed.
So underwhelmed in fact, that I don’t even know if I should be writing this review. I finished this book at the beginning of the month and wanted to write one, but as I sit here at 12:01 AM on a Sunday night Monday morning, I. Have. Nothing. Soooo it looks like this is going to be a brief review. (I always say that and then end up writing a novel, so we’ll see what actually happens.) Continue reading