Book Reviews

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: a review

Title: The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Genre: Fantasy, YA

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.

hey, hi, hello! today I will be doing a review on the amazing book, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black 💗 this book was literally amazing and I can’t thank Faith enough for telling me to read it! (I am reading The Wicked King at the moment so stay tuned for another review once I am finished!)

This book wasn’t what i was expecting at all. I don’t know what i was expecting but this wasn’t it! I didn’t realise the ‘mortal’ world was going to be apart of the book but i’m so glad it was because i loved the story/plot line and the inclusion of humans within the fae world!

I LOVED JUDE! Her badass-ness and sassiness was beyond amazing and definitely made her such a strong female character! (which i loveee in a book!) Her thirst for power was a little annoying but other than that, she was beyond awesome.

Not going to lie, Cardan was freaking annoying. He was so mean and rude to Jude and I just didn’t find it attractive at all. I know soo many people love him and love him with Jude, but I just wasn’t seeing it (sorry faith!). Sure, his vulnerable side was sweet but he was an a**hole to Jude so I kind of don’t like him that much :// (yet!)

I loved Holly’s name choices, Taryn? Oak? Jude? I’m the sort of person who loves and thrives to see awesome and unique names so I was loving for it! I’m also loving the fact that she didn’t make the fae have really weird, hard to pronounce names like so many other authors! It made it easier and funner to read!

I hated Taryn and Locke. hated. I literally went on a rant with Faith about my opinions on them! The whole situation involving them was so damn rude and Taryn as her twin should have known how wrong it was.

Honestly, I can’t wait to read The Wicked King!! I can’t wait to see how everything plays out and I hope there is a little more romance in this book, I’m such a sucker for romance !! I’ve been told so many good things about the second book (I am only 100 pages in so far!) and I hope I love Cardan a little more and I hope Taryn and Locke get what they deserve (whoops).

The plot was amazing and so so creative!! Nothing like I’ve read before and so it was just so unique! I also loved the plot twists and all the shocks that were in the book! It definitely got me thinking and guessing throughout the whole novel and made it so interesting to read. I really like when books aren’t predictable and this book was far from predictable!!

Definitely 4 out of 5 stars!!

I hope you enjoyed my little review!! Have a great day/night!

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