The Cruel Prince

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Do you love fantasy, dark faerie tales and strong female characters? If yes, then you are in for a treat with The Cruel Prince! Fantasy writer, Holly Black, returns to her YA roots and to the world of Faerie in her new series, The Folk of Air. The story’s protagonist, Jude, finds herself entangled in a world of deception and royal intrigue in her quest to find a foothold in the dangerous and beautiful High Court of Faerie. This is not your average faerie tale, Black paints a dark, but fantastical picture of a faerie kingdom where anything can happen. Bonus: If you loved Black’s A Modern Faerie Tale series then you will definitely want to give this new series a try, since you might just recognize some familiar faces. 

The Cruel Prince

Seventeen-year-old Jude wants nothing more than to belong in Faerie, where she and her sisters have spent most of lives. There’s just one problem, she’s a mortal. The Cruel Prince is the first installment in a three-part series by Holly Black, that follows Jude’s story as she fights for power and a sense of belonging.