The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince

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By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.

Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude 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, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 01/02/2018
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.30w x 1.50d
ISBN: 9780316310277
Age Range: 14-17

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.3
Point Value: 16
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 193493 / Cruel Prince


Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2018
School Library Journal 10/01/2017 pg. 104
Booklist 10/15/2017 pg. 50
Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2017
Publishers Weekly 10/16/2017
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2018 pg. 72
Shelf Awareness 01/05/2018
Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2018 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is www.blackholly.com.