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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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PaulaNovotna
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Recently I learnt my lesson with ordering all the books from a series at once. If I don't like the first book I feel like I've wasted my money. With this book I should have bought the second book though. I finished it and immediately crave more. The story twists are surprising and half of the time I had no idea which way the book will go which doesn't happen very often. I thought all the characters well well written. Totally recommend this!

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ferskner
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Ugh I'm awful at remembering to post my weekly #bfc updates! This was part of my walk today. It's on my usual route and goes beneath the freeway, which always gives me a little shiver.

I achieved my goal of at least 4 days of 30+ minutes of exercise this week! It's helpful for me to have some flexibility since I often get home late and I don't want to sacrifice sleep for exercise. 4/12 books read. @wanderinglynn #bookfitnesschallenge

kspenmoll What a great week!!‘🙌🏻🎊🙌🏻 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Well done .. walking there would make me shiver too! 2w
DivineDiana Good job! Cool photo! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2w
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BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2w
whatshesreadingnow 🙌🏻👍🏻 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
mabell I think I would jog through that portion! 😂 2w
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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Hello Sunday!! I finished this book last night...a great quick read!

cariashley 😻 2w
jenniferw88 😹😹😹 love the paw positions! 2w
JoScho So cute! 2w
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squirrelbrain 😻😻😻 2w
TheLibrarian 🤣😻🤣😻 2w
Purrfectpages Omg what a great picture! 2w
Myhusbandhatesreading @cariashley @jenniferw88 @JoScho @squirrelbrain @TheLibrarian @Purrfectpages this is definitely the weirdest cat I‘ve ever had, I think he thinks he‘s human. 2w
rretzler 😻😻😻😻😻 6d
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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Pretty good so far.

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VioletMoonBooks
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esurient I haven't gotten into any of Black's books, but oh, your quote is luring me. 3w
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VioletMoonBooks
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Jess_Franzino
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Have only gotten in about 4 hours on #24B4Monday, as I pretty much lost yesterday, but, one book down. A solid 3.5 stars, but only due to me being a bit “meh” about Jude (the MC), but she seems to be getting better. Still, the world is AMAZING. Perfect Fae & Changeling setting. The supporting characters are great. A bit slow at first, then HOLY CRAP political intrigue! I loooove political intrigue! Will be reading the next book in trilogy ♥️

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Stacypatrice
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My neph-dog Cooper and isn‘t so sure about “The Cruel Prince” being in his space but the promise of a piece of cheese is allowing one brief photo opt. #dogsoflitsy #morningreading #morecoffeeplease

DGRachel Super cute! 3w
Tanisha_A Beautiful 🐶! 3w
MartinaLove Too cute!! 3w
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Jess_Franzino
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My OFFICIAL #24B4Monday #TBR ! Not sure if I‘ll actually finish ALL of them, as I want to really savor the words in each of these books, & they‘re all filled with a lot of political intrigue so, despite 3 of them being considered YA, they‘re not “light reads”. Also, I have a lot of writing to do & am beta reading for one of my writer friends. But, I plan to finish all 4 of these by May 31st, so I can go into June with 50 books read so far in 2019.

Andrew65 Some great choices, good luck with the Readathon. 👍😊 3w
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Jess_Franzino
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Despite how I‘m already 66% into this book, I just had to share the cover! I always remove dust jackets before reading hardcovers, as it annoys me when they slip off and I don‘t want them to get damaged. So, I LOVE it when the covers have little surprises like this behind the dust jackets 😍 When my book is published, I am SO insisting on cover designs. So much fun! #24B4Monday

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Jess_Franzino
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Words for all writers to live by ♥️

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Joreads
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Panpan

I really disliked this book. Jude the main character is one if the most annoying I have ever come across I wil not be reading the next in this series

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Jess_Franzino
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You know you‘re old when you‘re reading YA and you agree with the parent/parental figure instead of the protagonist 😂

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chiquireads
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Most of all, I hate you because I think of you. Often. It's disgusting, and I can't stop.

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HOTPock3tt
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📚 tagged. Because of the all the faeries with fox-like ears...
🎥 Naruto Anime (the legendary 9 tailed fox!!! 😀♥️)
🎵What does the Fox say. Whenever I‘m with my nieces and nephews I can‘t get this song out of my head 🤦🏽‍♀️ since they play it all the time lol
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙🦊💙 1mo
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SaniaReads
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long time no contact hehe. anywho i made a very crappy and bad bookmark and now a crown sits on the head of my cruel prince 👑 =] #bookmark #thecruelprince

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kellyann28
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I took a day off to use a PTO day before they expired. Had to go to the bookstore and pick up a book! (Bought the tagged book!)

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Daria.Adrianna21
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I'm counting down the days to the Queen of Nothing next year!

What are your anticipated reads for this year? Which ones are you dying to get your hands on?
#springintoreading #springintosprung #HollyBlack

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 2mo
Daria.Adrianna21 Thank you! I'm excited to be here! @Crazeedi 2mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 2mo
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Eggs Welcome 🤗🌹 2mo
Daria.Adrianna21 Thank you very much! @Eggs 2mo
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Moodyreader
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We made the weekend. Ready to go home and nap!

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Maddeline
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Wasn‘t what I was expecting( in good way)❤️❤️❤️

InBooksILive I am so jealous of you wearing a bikini! It has only been about 50 F where I live. I cannot wait for summer! Lol 2mo
Maddeline It sucks though because I‘m leaving tomorrow😭 2mo
Maddeline It sucks tho because I‘m leaving tomorrow😭 1mo
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CourtSmall
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34-2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
My first ever completed audiobook! I had a migraine and couldn't read for a few days so tried an audiobook.
I like the story but I can honestly say I don't like any of the characters.

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Sarz
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4 ⭐ I enjoyed this for what it was - a YA fantasy novel about Faeries and foes. It was good. I liked it so much more than the other Black books I read. But I don't think her writing is for me. Oh well!

This is my #politicalintrigue pick for #booked2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Cool pick!!! 2mo
BethM I actually felt the opposite, but I agree that I think her writing just isn‘t for me. 2mo
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JeansBookshelf
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My first book by this author. I enjoyed it more than I expected to. Hope to start book 2 tonight 😊

4.5⭐

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NamasteReading
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"Smiles like the VILLIAN I've always believed him to be."

SWOON

Give me more Jude!! More Vivi and Heather. Even more Cardan, I think??.

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Literaryalchemy
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I‘m starting to do this thing, where I‘m pairing books to beers I try/find.
I honestly grabbed this one because the name and flavor verbiage on the can of Foreign Object‘s Death Posture was rather cool. I started reading The Cruel Prince and the heady fruit flavors of the beer reminded me of the Faerie fruits.

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ReadingSusan
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Finally starting this book! I have a delicious dinner with a coke to help me stay awake tonight! I took a short Crazy Ex Girlfriend break but now back to #readathon!

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ReadingSusan
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Well I am back from my photo session. Stopped by the store on my way home and I MAY have gone overboard on #readathon snacks. I will have to stay up all night just to eat them 🤣🤣

jpmcwisemorgan I love Dill Pickle potato chips. 2mo
Leftcoastzen They look a-ok to me! 😂 2mo
JSW This is what it looks like when we do a snack run 😂😂 2mo
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phatsallylee I have pickle chips too! They are so addicting! 2mo
Readerann Yum! 😋 2mo
Zelma That is a quality snack run. I just bought a pile of Easter candy. 😳 2mo
ReadingSusan @jpmcwisemorgan they are my favorite!! 2mo
ReadingSusan @phatsallylee they really are. I can usually eat a whole big bag in a few days. 2mo
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JeansBookshelf
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Kitty cuddles and reading 😊

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JamieLou
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After sitting halfway through Thai book for three months I finished it in a day so 🤷🏻‍♀️

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JamieLou
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I do this thing where if a book gets too intense, I just quit reading it. And then it just waits for me to be ready. I am not sure if I‘m ready for this one yet (it‘s honestly giving me a knot of anxiety) but I really want to know what happens, so here I go.

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Literaryalchemy
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I think I will start with this one next while I work through KoA and the massive book hangover I got from A Curse so Dark and Lonely. 📚

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JeansBookshelf
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My next Kindle book. A new author and a genre I haven't read a lot of new books in lately. Any of you read it?

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chl0B1
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Immersing myself in this book is really what I need for a week off. Took a little while to get into it but am really enjoying it so far. I've found that some of the references are similar to other YA fantasies but that doesn't take away from the book. Even though I've previously seen hints of spoilers on social media, I still can't guess where it will go... I have a feeling I'll be reading the next one as soon as I finish this!

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rmaclean4
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Mehso-so

This is just fun. No great originality....just fun.

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NamasteReading
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A MUST HAVE in HARDCOVER 😍🙌🏽🙌🏽

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MaeDay
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Who's read it and let me know what you think!

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BooknerdsLife
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"Faerie might be beautiful, but its beauty is like a golden stag‘s carcass, crawling with maggots beneath his hide, ready to burst."
This is my first Holly Black book & I Absolutely Loved this #Dark #Faerie #Fantasy read! It's about survival, revenge, power and strategic in the Faerie world! Love her characters &world building! Can't wait to read the next one #TheWickedKing #YA (4.5⭐️) #Quotes #bookandcoffee #review

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OnlyYoo
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Birthday book haul!

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NamasteReading
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Cover Reveal 😍😍😍😍 *screams*

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bookwrm526
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Mehso-so

I think I need to stop reading books about faerie - I never end up liking them as much as I think I should. I don‘t mind fae dealings in books with other supernaturals mixed in but pure faerie books...I think they always end up being too political? Anyway, I‘m sure this was a case of me not being the right reader for this book.

charl08 Lovely photo. Spring! 3mo
bookwrm526 @charl08 thank you :) we went for a walk by the river yesterday to enjoy the beautiful weather and these were blooming everywhere! 3mo
HOTPock3tt Totally agree with your review. SAME HERE 😪 3mo
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rubyslippersreads I‘m currently reading this for IRL book club and struggling a bit to engage with all the faerie stuff. 2mo
bookwrm526 @rubyslippersreads if I hadn‘t been listening to the audiobook I probably wouldn‘t have finished it, honestly 2mo
bookwrm526 @HOTPock3tt yay! I‘m glad I‘m not the only one!!! 2mo
rubyslippersreads @bookwrm526 I actually ended up liking it more than I thought I would, which surprised me. 2mo
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litenthusiast
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This is probably my favorite book I've read so far this year. I loved the character, Jude, and the world this book takes place in. Now I need to read the rest of her books.

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forestandcrow
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Ah! It's so good. I dont want to stop reading this book. So happy I found out about it!

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StaceyKondla
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I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. Holly Black does fairies like no one else and this is one of her best yet! Also enjoyed the narration 😊 I will be using my April Kobo credit on the sequel for sure.

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Cathy_J
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Ooh this was a great read. I quite liked the main character Jude and I enjoyed the court intrigue. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Keen to read the next book in the series now 😊

BooknerdsLife YES Yes YES!!! I haven‘t finished it yet but really loving the characters! 3mo
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Ronda
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I'm afraid this is a DNF at this point in time... I just can't get into it but having said that, I know tons of people who loved it! Maybe one to try again further down the line 😊

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BooknerdsLife
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Need to read something different after finished my last book #SingUnburiedSing which was such a heartfelt read!💔
This is my 1st Holly Black book, & I'm already half way through the book in one sitting. Love her writing & world building. A faerie tale with darker characters & plots which has me hooked from the beginning.
Have you read it?Did you like it or is there any other of her books you'd recommend?
#currentread #fantasy #YA #booknerd #YARead

Eggbeater I loved this book and the one that comes after it,The Wicked King. She wrote a series of three earlier fairy books and they are good, but they don't compare to this series. 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Eggbeater I‘m really loving this one and can‘t wait to get into Wicked King too! But heard that it ended with a cliffhanger?? 😱 I‘m not familiar with her other fairy books other than the series she co wrote with Cassandra Clare, which is not really my thing... but I might go back and read those after Wicked King while waiting for the 3rd book come out 🤗 3mo
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that.ending.though
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Have you guys read these? What did you think?

megzlynn The Cruel Prince is amazing! 3mo
that.ending.though It is!!! 3mo
BooknerdsLife Reading Cruel Prince and enjoying it 😊 Have King of Scars on my TBR too 3mo
that.ending.though @booknerdslife I love TCP so much!!! 3mo
BooknerdsLife @that.ending.though Yes! lm loving it so much too!!! Need to finish so I can jump into Wicked King right away!!! 3mo
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KarynGood
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Must take a break before I read anymore Sarah MacLean because it‘s time for a buddy read of The Cruel Prince! I‘m really looking forward to this one. I hope it‘s the perfect book to keep me company while my husband is away on a golfing trip. #march2019

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elvinareads
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The reading pace was fast though. This is not some kind of fairy tales that children loved but this is much more than that. The cruelty that I loved the most about this book. I was hoping that this book could be a little bit more darker. I loved the setting in this book that it took place in Faerieland. All the imagination I had in my mind when I was reading it made me so happy. The writing is really good. It's addictive and beautiful.

BooknerdsLife Loving it too :) 3mo
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