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The Cruel Prince
The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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.
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IndyHannaJones
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Loved it. Loooooved that it connected with Kaye and Roiben from 'Tithe'. Seeexy stuff.

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CaitlinSiem
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This book is a lot of fun and pure entertainment if you don‘t try to take it too seriously or think on it too hard. And I‘m here for the ride of it. It starts off slow but boy when it takes off it‘s like a rocket. I was up finishing this book at 4:30 this morning. No regrets.

Everyone‘s despicable and rotten, and no one is redeemable and I love that so much.

ReaperOfTerrasen I finished the trilogy just recently, I enjoyed it. now
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CaitlinSiem
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It turns out that having kissed someone, the possibility of kissing hangs over everything, no matter how terrible an idea it was the first time.

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IndyHannaJones
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Wait a tick...is this connected with the characters and world of Tithe!? Should I go back and reread Tithe!?

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Took a long time to really get interesting, and still felt unnecessarily complicated, but maybe that‘s to benefit the rest of the series. In the end, I‘m only mildly curious to see what happens next.

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IndyHannaJones
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I am excited to get lost in this one. Many moons ago...in the midst of my parents' nasty divorce...at about this time of year....7th grade me found the book Tithe by Ms. Black and it swept me away during a dark time. So, it feels right to be diving into this one right now...

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CaitlinSiem
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“Love is a noble cause. How can anything done in the service of a noble cause be wrong?”

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MollyLooby
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I see why there so much fuss surrounding this book. It‘s gripping, beautiful, powerful, and SO readable 😍📚

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Liatrek
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The Cruel Prince is filled with complex character relationships, enchanting world building, intrigue and a strong female MC that is endearing and infuriating. I absolutely understand the hype and praise for this book. Now I just need to decided if I will continue with audio or go buy those lovely covers.

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Ash.on.the.line
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Okay read this way too quickly and now I need The Wicked King! I like to get lost in a world of magic and this one definitely kept my attention!

Tanisha_A Nice cover too! 1w
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Sharanya
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This is my 3rd time reviewing this book, so there‘s not much to add — except that I continue to love Cardan/Jude despite myself, and that Jude‘s unfettered rage is a beautiful, beautiful thing. On to book two! ★★★★☆.

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Loric
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Holly Black has created an exquisitely luscious Fae world that is dangerously dark yet beautifully magical. With a complex cast of characters that are unlikable, flawed, and untrustworthy, this tale is not all whimsy and sweet fairytale endings; this is a cruel, twisted, dark world full of betrayal, deception, scheming, political intrigue and battle with an ending that will leave you craving for the next installment. Addictive and entertaining

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Sharanya
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#currentlyrereading | Damn, 3rd reread & I still get sucked in so easily! Hella excited for all the Cardan/Jude shenanigans. HELLA. EXCITED.

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Liatrek
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First audio book of 2020 🎧🎧

RvnclawWhovian Great pick! 2w
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exlibris_elizabeth
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Successfully finished my 2019 #goodreads challenge of 15 books I thought of pushing for 20 books this year 📖 Starting with #hollyblack's #thecruelprince

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Wildly_Bookish
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I wanted to LOVE this book. For the first hundred or so pages, that was not the case. It took me a while to get into, but having finished... I really do love it. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

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Victoria_Clyne
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After Jude's parents are murdered she and her two sisters are kidnapped and whisked away to the High Court of Faeries. She is raised as a member of the court but not accepted by most and she must find her own way. I enjoyed this but I've said in other recent post I don't currently have patience for teen angst. The imagery was good. I'm going to read the next one in the series

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MommyOfTwo
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I‘m not sure who sent this but thank you! The chocolates look delicious! #Jolabokaflod #JolabokaflodSwap

Captivatedbybooks I got to see her in person!!!! 3w
Pogue Omg I am so sorry. I thought I signed the card. The chocolates are from my favorite local chocolate maker. 3w
MommyOfTwo @Pogue no problem, I knew I‘d find out who it was. The chocolates were so delicious! 1w
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CBee
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Okay, I did it - I jumped on the Holly Black train. I am so glad I did! I loved this book - Jude is the flawed heroine in all of us. The descriptions of Faerie - amazing.
HB turned what could have been another random “fairy” tale into something so lush, so dark, so different. Highly recommend!

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Avanders
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Welp. That just goes to show you what kind of self control I have (none). Though I *do* now have the complete b&n exclusive edition trilogy (... as well as owlcrate‘s). 😬

Also! I‘ve mailed the last book for #LMPBC #creaturefeature and the first book for #historicalhussies (stuck w the Borden book ;)) to you Chelle, & I‘ve sent out both of my #jolabokaflodswap packages! (Plus some stuff for in-laws.) Apparently a much-needed day off.

Gissy I missed the OwlCrate Wicked King!😢 1mo
Avanders @Gissy aw man! 😢 Those went so fast... 😔 1mo
Gissy I have hope, maybe one day, in some sale, I can find it! 1mo
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Avanders @Meaw_catlady and @TsundokuAleax your #jolabokaflodswap packages should have each arrived last night... let me know if they haven‘t! 🤞🏽🤞🏽 4w
Meaw_catlady It did arrive !! Gonna post a pic soon! 4w
Avanders @Meaw_catlady yay!! And no worries, but you can open the box — it‘s wrapped inside!! 4w
TsundokuAleax I did get mine! I am very excited for it. 4w
Avanders @TsundokuAleax yay!! 💃🏽🎄♥️ 4w
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CBee
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I am really loving this book! This quote says it all - being a princess isn‘t all it‘s cracked up to be 😂😳

Chrissyreadit I loved this book so much! 1mo
CBee @Chrissyreadit it‘s so good!! 1mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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Reading this for the "book with a crown on the cover" for the #MBC 2019 Reading Challenge. Opinions?

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LibroClubYAMx
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White books for this time of the year!! ❄️❄️❄️
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#whitebooks #bookstash #jennyhan #veschwab #jandynelson #hollyblack #nicolayoon #ellyblake #sjkincaid #marielu

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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Last two books read and now starting the Folk of the Air Trilogy.

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Redwritinghood
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I enjoyed listening to this book. Audiobook narration was good and it had a compelling storyline. I‘ve put the next one on hold at my library and hope the series continues to be good. 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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Manuela...
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Start: 02/12/19
End: 08/12/19
Genre: Fantasy
I chose this novel because in had an attractive cover and many other people hyped it up.
About: The book is about a human girl try to have control over herself and in a way have more strength than fairie folk. When an opportunity she can't pass up on comes she feels more power than ever and starts to get to close to the enemy.

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SmartSassery
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Oh. My. HECK! I absolutely adored this book! I'm already into The Lost Sisters I'm hooked. It is a great dark twisted fairytale. Not those kinds where a princess needs a man and all the animals do her housework. Instead it's a dark story filled with murder, torment, and treachery.

#WinterGames
#JingleBallers
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#TBRRead

FantasyChick Great review! 16pts 1mo
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kymmiesreads
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Awesome start to the series! I gave it 4 stars ⭐️ If you like fairies this is a great book for you. It is YA fantasy but I think any age could read it.

#TMSkellington #Wintergames @Crimson613 @Crimson613 #TBRread

Crimson613 16pts! It feels like everyone is reading this series and saying its good, maybe I should pick it up soon too :D 1mo
kymmiesreads @Crimson613 it‘s an AMAZING series! 1mo
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RiseoftheReader
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This book was so amazing both the first time and second time I‘ve read it!!

InsomniacGhuleh Easily one of my all time favorites. This series is amazing. 1mo
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juls29
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I‘m finishing up the cruel prince today. The story is great but honestly all the different types of creatures and the different courts is so confusing to me. Are these typical faerie creatures that I am supposed to know about? Would someone explain some of them to me?

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Because of all the hype around this series I had to start it right away. I am not hooked yet. But I am very interested in what is going to happen to Jude. So on to the next book after running my errands.

Gaylagal2 So cute!🐾🥰🐾 2mo
HOTPock3tt The next book is way better! It‘s what HOOKED me. It‘s masterfully done!! 🎉😁😎 2mo
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Lovesbooks87
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I ate way too much food today. Relaxing with a new book and Ruby!

AnansiGirl “Why are you reading when you should be petting me” look 😹 2mo
Stacypatrice Ruby‘s expression 😅 2mo
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2mo
kaysworld1 That cat could murder!! 🤭🐈 2mo
kspenmoll 😻😻 2mo
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Letora
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So many people love this book. I love Holly Black and was willing to give it a try.
I couldn't for the life of me enjoy it.
Jude annoyed me as a main character. She doesn't really develop, or change. And the style of writing put me off. I don't want to read bullet points of a character's past, I'm here for a story! Sorry guys, not a series I will continue.

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“Nice things don‘t happen in storybooks,” Taryn says. “Or when they do happen, something bad happens next. Because otherwise the story would be boring and no one would read it.”

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LibrarianRyan
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The blanket isn‘t much wider than the chair but it‘s the perfect size for a single reader. It‘s also really soft. #owlcrate

Mishu94 How are you finding the cruel prince? 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Mishu94 I have not started it yet. 2mo
Mishu94 @LibrarianRyan oh okay! 2mo
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hermyknee Oooh I love that blanket! 2mo
LibrarianRyan @hermyknee yes. So does my dog. I‘ve yet to convince her it‘s mine. 2mo
hermyknee @LibrarianRyan did you get the Queen of Nothing special edition box from OwlCrate? I didn‘t, but I‘m wondering what all was inside! 2mo
LibrarianRyan @hermyknee no I didn‘t. I know a litten did because they posted the review I‘d the book and it was the Owlcrate copy. Let me see if I can find it. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @hermyknee @alisonrose got the Owlcrate. I didn‘t see an unboxing on her feed but it might be on insta. 2mo
alisonrose @LibrarianRyan @hermyknee Yes, if you go to alisonrose711 on Instagram, I posted it as an IGTV video ☺️ 2mo
alisonrose @hermyknee 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 2mo
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“if you hurt me, i wouldn't cry. i would hurt you back.“

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Well this looks fun!

1. I was a teen parent, I've lived in the same town my whole life, I love the beach
2. Tagged series. It's ok but I don't get the hype 🤷‍♀️
3. A couple. The locals usually set up in the grocery stores when they self publish so you run into one from time to time.
4. Hot. I hate the cold

#litsylearn @Alora

Alora Thank you so much for playing!! 💜 Is the lie that you‘ve lived in the same town?! 2mo
Eggbeater You hate the beach! 2mo
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sherryvdh I think the beach is the lie? 2mo
BookishTrish I‘m guessing beach 2mo
Alora I don‘t like the beach either! Swimming in lakes/beaches freaks me out lol. 2mo
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Mrs_Organized_Chaos
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I really wanted to love this book but at 227 pages I am still not wanting to drop everything and pick it up. I decided to end my suffering. I dont want a book to be a chore. In fact, I would rather do chores than sit and read this book.

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NAM99
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It‘s true, happy storybooks are boring 😉

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CWilson
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Unpopular opinion: why did this book get so much positive feedback?

So disgusted with the way she was treated and abused/ humiliated for her to just make nice and kiss the very same guy. A guy kills her parents so she lives with him and learns about politics from him? Sorry, but how does this story make it through a publisher? It felt rushed, and cruel just for the shock factor of being cruel.

Brittybuhh I think these books are very overhyped. I enjoy them enough to read them but this and the wicked king are no where near my top favorite books. I though book 2 was even worse than book 1. 😂 I like the idea of the story I just don‘t think enough time was spent in character/relationship/world building. All that being said I still ordered the exclusive owlcrate for queen of nothing. 😂 2mo
ofclumsywords I thought the exact same thing. I read this entire book just to finish it but didn‘t like it at all. And this was my first Holly Black book too and not sure if I want to read anything more of hers. 2mo
CWilson @Brittybuhh oh yuck, book 2 is worse? I wanted to like this one because of the pretty blanket in November‘s box 💁🏻‍♀️ 2mo
CWilson @ofclumsywords I agree, I definitely don‘t think I‘ll be in a hurry to read anymore of this author! 2mo
Brittybuhh @CWilson I thought book 2 was extremely predictable and anticlimactic! Like everything that happened is what I figured would happen so I found it extremely boring. 2mo
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Genstl3
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I enjoyed the story but I wasn‘t smitten with it. I felt like it was missing something, I can‘t really put my finger on it. I did continue to the next book though and have pre ordered the third book. I feel like it is a see for yourself kind of read, I‘m not running to tell everyone about it but I‘m not disliking it to where I stopped reading it.

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Usagi
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Alright! So, I FINALLY read this after it being on my shelf for a bit. I have a love/hate relationship with Jude, she is a catastrophy waiting to happen; However, I can understand her line of thinking. My biggest gripe about this book would be: predictability. I do like the story though, it was twisted with flawed characters (my favorite). If you are looking for cuteness, candy, ❤️'s and insta luv, this is NOT it.

Overall? 3.5 - 4 Envious Stars

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NAM99
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The hardest part of loving someone is realizing that you can‘t always protect them and sometimes, having to ignore the things that are making them hurt. #yallfestprep

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Deborah42
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Faeries may be beautiful and immortal, but they‘re also cruel and deceitful. As a human living in their world, Jude knows this all too well. Her determination to have some control over her own life leads her into a complex web of betrayal and political intrigue.

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thebookbutterfly1
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Just brought this on my kindle today 👑

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megzlynn
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Today‘s Prompt: Trick or Treat: Name a character that is a trick and name one that is a treat.

Trick: Taryn

Treat: Oak

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fire_skyee
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Soon the adventure can continue!

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Shamzi
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A good fantasy book or series is not just about good story, its about creating a whole new world which is beyond imagination yet very believable. Its beauty lies in the fact that you see yourself living in this world. This is a good fantasy book.
The start was slow but once the story picked pace, it was very enjoyable. The end was superb. I quickly started book 2 and came to know book 3 is still to be released so will have to wait for a while.

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Chrissyreadit
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OMG!!! Read this on my flight and loved it!!! This is a favorite for sure. Faerie, mortals, angst, anger, betrayal- absolutely yes!

aprilpohren One of my favorite books! 4mo
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