Reviews by Tag: dark fairytale

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 3, 2022

Jude Duarte is a human girl living in Elfhame, a world full of magical faeries, who is
treated cruelly for her mortality. She wants power and to belong with the other faeries by
becoming a knight for one of the royal heirs. However, Jude’s adoptive father doesn’t want her to
be a knight, so she becomes a spy for Dain, the future king, to have power from the shadows.
Unfortunately though, Dain and the majority of the royal family get killed by Balekin, another

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Jul 24, 2022

When Jude was seven years old, a strange man came to her house, murdered her parents, and
took her and her siblings with him to a mysterious new land. Now, they live in the High Court of
Faerie, a magical place separate from the mortal world. Unfortunately, due to being human, Jude
and her sister are often treated harshly and discriminated against by the folk that live there. And
there’s no one Jude despises more than Prince Cardan, her main tormentor. All she wants to do is

Teen Review
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm

By Leigh Bardugo
4
Rated by
Kayla F.
Apr 6, 2022

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo is the second book in the Shadow and Bone trilogy, set in the Grishaverse.  Following the actions of the Darkling, Mal and Alina are fleeing Ravka in hopes of starting a new life away from their past.  But as we know, the past haunts you.  This book introduces new wonderful characters into this series and Grishaverse as a whole, but unfortunately some characters do still bring bad vibes into the book.  As expecte

Teen Review

The Hazel Wood

By Melissa Albert
3
Rated by
Jillian K.
Mar 15, 2022

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert is an interesting take on dark fairy tales, but also what the definition of family is. Alice, the granddaughter of famous author Althea Proserpine, has had trouble her whole life. Alice and her mother, Ella, have been moving around their entire lives due to strange people following them or Ella’s failed relationships, and not to mention the fact that Alice was kidnapped by an oddly familiar man when she was a young child.

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
4
Rated by
Taylor E.
Jan 31, 2022

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.

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