Reviews by Tag: faeries

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
3
Rated by
Mariam S.
Oct 7, 2022

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is a stunning fantasy novel - filled with every element a
good book should have: mystery, rivalries, magic, battle, and love. Jude is a human girl, whisked
away from the world she knew at age seven and thrust into that of the fae. Despite her mortality,
she wants to make it in this world of magic and war - which means gaining protection from the
cruel Prince Cardan, a classmate of hers and the most powerful and horrible member of the

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
4
Rated by
Haya B.
Sep 28, 2022

Summary:
This story follows the life of Jude Duarte, an individual whose life took a very drastic turn of
events, very quickly. One minute she was living happily with her parents, twin sister, and elder
sister, the next, a strange man comes into their lives, kills her parents, and takes her and her
sisters away to a strange land, in which magic exists. Jude and her sister Taryn are humans, they
have little to do with this new land of Faerie apart from keep themselves safe from it, but

Teen Review
The Wicked King by Holly Black

The Wicked King

By Holly Black
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 10, 2022

Jude Duarte is now seneschal, an advisor to the High King of Elfhame, who is Cardan
Greenbriar. She wants to keep Cardan and Elfhame in control until her brother, Oak, is finally of
age to become King. However, the Queen of the Undersea is threatening Cardan to marry her
daughter or else she will attack his kingdom, which makes Jude’s plans more difficult. So Jude is
trying to protect Oak, Cardan, and Elfhame, but unfortunately she gets captured by the Queen of
the Undersea. Surprisingly though, Cardan steps into the true role of King to save Jude and

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

A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas
5
Rated by
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.

Teen Review
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

The Queen of Nothing

By Holly Black
5
Rated by
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.

Teen Review
The Wicked King by Holly Black

The Wicked King

By Holly Black
5
Rated by
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.

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