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The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince

2018 . Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Royalty, Action & Adventure, Fairy Tales & Folklore . Holly Black

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About the book

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. 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.

Year:

2018

Language:

English

Publisher:

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pages:

384

ISBN:

031631028X (ISBN13: 9780316310284)

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Reviews

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Leora Kissoon

4 months ago

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The first half of the book was kind of dull but the second half really got the story going and I liked the development of a lot of the character and the overall plot

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Maëlle Rcd

1 year ago

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the problem is that I expected romance when it is focused on "politics". So I don’t enjoy reading this book. I was very disappointed. Yet I'm sure it's a very good story which is very well constructed…

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Fatima Saldaña

1 year ago

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it was cool though i read it expecting to be more of a romance i absolutely loved the fantasy and the main character even though sometimes she kinda stressed me but it's cool j would recommend it if your into humans going into the fantasy world trope or even if you want to read anything with fantasy

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rachel chalamet

1 year ago

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cruel prince ( and the rest of the series) wasn’t my favorite books because I had high hopes that I was based on an enemies to lovers romance but it was really a political book that made enemies to lovers come in and out

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Antonia Reber

4 months ago

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I Liked the ending, but overall - a little weird to me

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Bai Hill

4 months ago

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Good read! Really enjoyed it but I feel the writing was a bit simple. Holly tended to repeat herself about certain facts and really felt like Jude was a preteen when she spoke in first person directly to the readers. I can see where her inspiration was drawn on from Leigh Bardugo (six of crows author) but overall it was an enjoyable read

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Mariana Funes

4 months ago

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Don’t come for me okayyyy. I don’t know what it is exactly about this book but I just couldn’t finish reading it. I thought oh maybe I’m not in the mood for it and I’ll come back later. When I did it was still bad. Again overhyped

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sajal zeeshan

5 months ago

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I loved this book sm i mean it was beyond before AND CARDAN AND JUDE HAVE MY HEARTTTT

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Sofia Nemeth

5 months ago

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Was fairly ok. I'm probably sadistic or a drama lover but I love the gruesome part towards the end.

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sam atilano

6 months ago

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I went to read this book with high expectations...But it was a good book but not that memorable for me, I will try to read the second book because everyone says it's better than the first... 7/10 for me (p.s not a fantasy reader so...that might be a factor on why I was not able to enjoy the book as much)

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chanade cooney

7 months ago

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I like the genre and setting of the book but the first one in the series was just about setting the scene

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Amy Fisher

7 months ago

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I loved this book! I was in a bit of a reading slump when I first picked it up but it soon got me out of it. The world building was very easy to understand so it’s the perfect book to get you out of a slump. ✨

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Milly Upton

7 months ago

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I absolutely adored this book, it’s the perfect young adult fantasy. There was drama, action, romance, betrayal, and so much more. Love.

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Holly Ashley

7 months ago

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This series is just a must read if you dont like it i dont trust you

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katie anderson

8 months ago

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why did i buy the boxset then only read the first one ?

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Alitza Lange

9 months ago

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It took me a while to get through this book and it was difficult to get into, but it definitely picks up towards the end and the story overall is really good. The characters are also complex which I like as it feels more real.

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Iulia Ionescu

10 months ago

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It was ok, i don't really like the main character but i heard the second one is better so here's to hoping 🤞

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Summer Rein

1 year ago

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I loved this book although I bought it thinking it was a fantasy romance between Jude and Cardan. I just wish it was more romantic but can’t wait to read wicked king.

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Alex Revita

1 year ago

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Lore accurate faeries with a dose of GoT politics. Strong female lead. TW: bullying & manipulation. Some interactions are toxic,but a story is a story, and The Cruel Prince delivers it well.

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Chelsey Barson

1 year ago

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Very slow burned. Once I got into it, It was a great read.

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Silvana Procopio

1 year ago

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If you read it for the romance…there’s just a little bit in these book

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nicolette page

1 year ago

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Only got this for Jude and Cardan and they did NOT disappoint!!! True enemies to lovers 💛💛 Cardan is my husband now. Jude is a literal queen. A lot of politics and games which I actually found pretty interesting

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Paige Kyte

11 months ago

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Was a great book would recommend to any who likes fantasy but if you don’t like reading and want a simple book this book is not for you

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Emily O'Brien

10 months ago

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One of my fav series but not my favourite book

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Zohaib Hassan

12 months ago

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I don't know what to say bUt ok

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Alhanoof Alh

1 year ago

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Needs more jurdan content

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Sylvia Vázquez Alarcón

1 year ago

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Best book I've ever read

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Gwendolyn Engberg

1 year ago

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Very good story building and enjoyable to read.

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Nathalia Frangiosi

1 year ago

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No words for how brilliantly this book was written

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R Smink

3 months ago

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Exciting.

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