Jude was seven 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.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal 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.
The Cruel Prince Holly Black Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2019 Source: Library
I never read books that spell "fairy" as "faerie." Just no. It's too much for me. As soon as I see the "faerie" spelling, I'm out.
HOWEVER, I have heard nothing but good things about The Cruel Prince, so I decided to give it a shot.
I loved it, just like everyone else.
The main character, Jude, wants power and doesn't apologize for it, which is my favorite thing about the book. The fact that she is human helps with the whole "faerie" thing that I have, too. Black created an amazing world and I'm glad that I gave The Cruel Prince a chance so that I could be a part of it.