The Cruel Prince

Category: Book
By (author): Black, Holly
Series: The Folk Of The Air
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Violence
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: January 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 384
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From The Publisher*By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, 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.
Review Quote*Praise for The Cruel Prince:
"Lush, dangerous, a dark jewel of a book. Black's world is intoxicating, imbued with a relentless sense of peril that kept me riveted through every chapter of Jude's journey. And Jude! She is a heroine to love--brave but pragmatic, utterly human. This delicious story will seduce you and leave you desperate for just one more page."-Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom
Review Quote*Praise for The Darkest Part of the Forest:
A Kids' Indie Next List Book of the Year
Review Quote**"Black returns here to the dark faery realm that spurred her initial success, and if anything, she's only gotten better, writing with an elegant, economical precision and wringing searing emotional resonance from the simplest of sentences."-The Bulletin, starred review
Review Quote**"Black returns to the realm of faerie for her latest novel, and the results, as any of her fans would expect, are terrific."-VOYA, starred review
Review Quote*"Black's stark, eerie tone; propulsive pacing; and fulsome world building will certainly delight her legion of fans."-Booklist
Review Quote*"This edgy, dark fantasy will be a hit with young adults who like their magical creatures to live in a recognizably contemporary world."-Library Media Connection
Review Quote*"Like a true fairy tale, Black's story weds blinding romance and dark terrors, but her worthy heroes are up to the challenge of both."-The Horn Book
Review Quote*"It's an enjoyable read with well-developed characters and genuine chills...."-Publishers Weekly
Review Quote*Praise for The Coldest Girl in Coldtown:
An Amazon Best Teen Book of 2013A TAYSHAS Top Ten Book of the YearA NPR Great Read of 2013A SLJ Best Book of the YearA YALSA Best Fiction for Young AdultsA YALSA Top Ten Amazing Audio BooksA Kirkus Best YA Books