Review – The cruel prince

Title: The cruel prince

Author: Holly Black

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Page count: 370

Release day: January 2nd 2018

Series: The Folk of the Air #1

Rating: 5 stars


What is it about?

Jude, her twin sister, Taryn, and her older half-sister, Vivienne, are taken to the Faerie world by Vivienne’s father when she is 7. She learns to live her life there and is as happy as she can be being a human in a Faerie world.
Soon she can proof that she can live as a faerie and if she passes the test she will take care of herself and her twin sister. But then a lot starts to happen and she has to put her plans aside to help the faerie world.


What I thought:

I swear the book is better than that I let it sound in my description..

Before I started this book I was afraid this book was overhyped and that it would be a standard YA fantasy with lots of romance. But oh boy what was I wrong!

First of all I absolutely loved most of this book! I literary could not stop reading! The story grabbed me from page 1!

I really thought this book would be really predictable, with the romance etc. I did predict the romance, but it developed in a really different way than I thought.

I read most of this book in one day, this was mostly possible because the book was so interesting and read really easily. I could not read the full book in one day, because at the end I was a bit annoyed by Jude so I went to bed haha. But that is literary the only thing I did not like about this book!

I liked that they went to school regularly, in lots of books school is mentioned once and then they juts abandon it..

So end conclusion: the hype for this book is definitely well-deserved! And I totally get why everyone wants the sequel (me as well)! This book will be on my favourites of the year list!


Advise for:

Readers who like fantasy that read easy and do not contain lots of fantasy!

I actually think most readers will love this book!


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