The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

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 wa...


Details The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

TitleThe Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
ISBN9780316310277
Author
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult
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Reviews The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

  • Emily May
    2016-01-15
    No matter how careful I am, eventually I'll make another misstep. I am weak. I am fragile. I am mortal.I hate that most of all. 4 1/2 stars. Over the course of this year, I've read both books that I've liked and books I've disliked. I've read books that I've loved and, it's fair to say, books that are better written, more unique, and more groundbreaking than this book. That being said, however, I am struggling to recall a book that has left me th...
  • Victoria Aveyard
    2017-05-23
    I require book 2 immediately. Holly is the Faerie Queen.
  • Melanie
    2016-05-31
    “He looks like a faerie lover stepped out of a ballad, the kind where no good comes to the girl who runs away with him.” If you guys ever want to see what my true heart’s desires are on paper, read this book. This book is a piece of heaven that was sent from above, this book is the perfection incarnate, this book is nothing short of magical, this book easily makes my top five books of all-time list, and this book is without a doubt the bes...
  • Marie Lu
    2017-07-18
    WHAT IS THIS BEAUTY. Someone please revive me because I am dead from the awesomeness of this book.If you want to read a masterpiece of character and story, look no further. The Cruel Prince showcases Holly Black at the top of her game: it is exquisitely dark and delightfully wicked, set in an intricate world of highlighted sensation--the taste of faerie fruit, the feel of rich, decaying fabrics, the smells of dangerous old chambers--and populated...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    2017-10-07
    "If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse." I see why people call Holly Black 'Queen of the Faeries'. Hoooly wow. What a delightfully dark, twisty novel.If you know anything about me, I'm all about the court politics & intrigue, villains & anti-heroes, and schemes within plots within schemes. This book had my name written ALL over it.Okay so here's the basic rundown without giving away too much. Jude and Taryn are twins. Viv...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2017-12-05
    You know a story is good when, at night, before falling asleep, you eagerly replay the story in your mind, but this time with you as the main character living an exciting adventure full of intrigue, danger and romance. It’s one of my preferred ways of falling in the arms of Morpheus. What we have here is Holly Black’s best work if I dare say so myself. I am amazed with this author’s ability to paint scenes of faerie romance, glamour, decept...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2017-04-28
    If I cannot be better than them, I will be so much worse. Can you believe I almost gave this a four because it was confusing at the beginning? Screw that. The Cruel Prince has just about what you'd expect from Black: court intrigue, an atmosphere of terror, vaguely dark romance, and a main character who is a terrible person. Plus some interesting dynamics and setup for an even better sequel. Needless to say, I found it delightful.I think Black's ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2017-03-03
    Release date: January 2, 2018I NEED THIS SEQUEL NOW omg. That just got better and better the entire way through!! I was hesitant at first when I heard this book blended fae elements into a modern setting (because y'all know how picky I get with that) but everything ended up working SO perfectly.Jude and her two sisters have been raised in the faerie world by the man who murdered their parents (and fathered one of the sisters), soooo that's a wee ...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    2017-06-25
    Holy crap!! That was AMAZING! Everything I hoped for and more.