the cruel prince


Here are some reasons for you to read “The Cruel Prince” by Holly Black:

  1. As someone who loves reading about strong and complex characters, I highly recommend “The Cruel Prince.” The main character, Jude, is a fierce and determined young woman who is forced to navigate the dangerous world of Faerie. Seeing the story from her perspective allowed me to fully appreciate her strength and resilience in the face of adversity.
  2. If you’re a fan of fantasy and magic like I am, then you’ll really enjoy this book. The author has created a rich and immersive world of Faerie that is filled with mythical creatures, spells, and magical battles.
  3. “The Cruel Prince” has an intricate plot full of surprising twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Jude is constantly scheming and plotting to gain power and protect those she loves.
  4. Holly Black’s writing in this book is both descriptive and nuanced, which is something I really appreciate in a book.”The Cruel Prince” is an exciting and captivating read that I would highly recommend to anyone who loves fantasy and YA literature.

rating: 10/10

popular tropes:

  • political intrigue: The court of Faerie is full of political maneuvering, betrayal, and scheming, which adds a layer of complexity to the plot and keeps readers guessing.
  • enemies to lovers: One of the central relationships in the book is between Jude and Prince Cardan, who start off as enemies but slowly develop feelings for each other over the course of the story.
  • coming-of-age: The story follows Jude as she matures and develops her own identity in a world that often tries to tear her down.