The Cruel Prince is the first novel in The Folk of the Air trilogy, a young adult fantasy series by Holly Black. Jude Duarte is a mortal raised in the realm of the fey. Trained by her adopted father, a formidable fey general, Jude becomes vicious and cunning. She wants nothing more to belong among the people that hate her for being mortal, and when a great betrayal threatens the existence of Fairie, Jude must form an alliance with the person she hates the most to save the realm. I love Jude; her character displays so much depth that it’s impossible not to relate to her in some manner. At times, I found the plot bland, but the story as a whole was creative and entertaining.
Jan 31, 2022