The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

Holly Black

Shelfie Score: 55%

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Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Pages: 448


ude 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, discoveri...

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I was worried going into this that I wasn't going to enjoy it because the hype around this book was massive and I was seeing it everywhere. However I didn't have a reason to worry because I adored this book. It was such a good read where I didn't want to put it down.

I really enjoyed the world and how it was developed. The plot was more focused on the politics and hierarchy of the world and in my own opinion it was amazing and well written. I enjoyed Jude's character and the way she was written, her sisters were also good characters, especially her older sister. Prince Carden and his posse were awful and mean and I despised them. However by the end of the story Carden did grow on me. Locke betrayed my trust and that's all I'll say about that!

There was an event that happened quite far in that left me shocked, I didn't expect and I was in disbelief the whole time. It was so well written I felt like I was there.

Overall this was amazing and entertaining and I need book 2 immediately but I unfortunately have to wait until next year for it to be released.




Bookaxe Characteristics for The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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