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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
4
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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

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A Court of Thorns and Roses Review by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas
5
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Saraphina
Jun 30, 2022

When 19 year old Feyre kills a wolf in the woods she thinks nothing of it until a terrifying creature arrives at her house to demand retribution. Feyre is then taken to the treacherous Fae lands only known about through legends and lore. There, she discovers that her captor isn’t a true beast but an immortal High Lord ruler of one of the Fae realms. As she adjusts to her new home, her feelings for her captor, Tamlin, transform from hostility to fiery passion.

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The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

The Queen of Nothing

By Holly Black
5
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Anonymous
Jun 12, 2022

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black is fantasy fiction and the third book in the series. Jude releases her control over Cardan for immeasurable power, who in realty exiles her. Now as the exiled queen of Faerie, Jude must plan from the mortal world. She makes many deals, faces great dangers, and find her way back to Faerie. But she must hide. There is war brewing; she must confront Cardan, sneak into enemy lines, and becomes entwined in the deadly politics.

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The Wicked King by Holly Black

The Wicked King

By Holly Black
5
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Anonymous
Jun 12, 2022

The Wicked King by Holly Black is fantasy fiction and the second book in the series. After learning that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep him safe. For this reason, she has bound Cardan to herself and made herself the power behind the throne. Jude wants to control the constant changing political alliances but Cardan does everything in his power to humiliate and distract her. Jude soon learns that someone close will betray her and endanger her loved ones.

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 12, 2022

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is fantasy fiction. Jude Duarte was seven when she watched her parents get murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away from their homes by the same man who killed her parents to live in High Court of Faerie. Growing up, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, she’s bullied every day and the only protection she has is being the High King’s General’s daughter, but that doesn’t help much.

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.

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
5
Rated by
Elyea S.
Jan 8, 2022

When she was younger, Jude and her sisters were taken to a strange land, different from their earth. The High Courts of Faerie where different types of fey live. Though, her and her sisters were the only humans in this kingdom. The fey are not fond of humans and think of them as inferior. Jude wants to prove herself worthy and become a knight in the court. As she tries to make her way up, betrayal happens within the court, making it crumble. Jude uses deception and other tricks to work her way in which then leads to her having to create bonds with feys to keep her sisters, and herself. 

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