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The Cruel Prince

Book 1, The Folk of the Air

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An instant bestseller!
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.

Customer Reviews

This book was FANTASTIC.

If you like anything by Leigh Bardugo, you’re going to love this. I’m the worst when it comes to spoilers, so I won’t do it, but honestly, this book was so good. I finished it in one sitting. When does the next one come out?

2nd book please

Holly Black has been a favorite of mine since Tithe. When I read that she was releasing The Cruel Prince this year I was beyond excited to read it... I couldn’t put the book down and after finishing I wanted more. I’m so excited for the second book. I can’t wait to see how the story will progress with Jude, Candon, Oak, and the others

Read it!

If you’re the type of person that can’t put a good book down and you’re willing to lose a few nights sleep to see what happens next, proceed with caution! This book is great! The characters and plot are so well thought out! I couldn’t put it down.

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The Cruel Prince
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  • $9.99
  • Level: Grades 7-17
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Jan 02, 2018
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Folk of the Air
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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