The Cruel Prince

‘What an amazing fantasy.’


One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters had to watch their parents getting killed by a mysterious man. The killer was after Vivianne, the eldest sister, but he ends up taking all three to the land of Faerie. Here, mortal Jude and Taryn have to learn how to live among the Folk – but mostly, how to survive among them. The power these Faeries have over humans is dangerous, and the only thing that keeps the other Faerie from glamouring the human girls to death is the position of their kidnapper: Madoc. But Jude is done with being weak, so when an opportunity arises to take away her vulnerability, she takes it. Even if that means completing dangerous tasks as spying on the Faerie she hates the most: prince Cardan.


Oh, what an amazing fantasy! This book is a beautiful combination of fear, power, romance and bravery. This book won’t ever bore you, cause there is always something happening. It did take me some time to get into the writing style, but once you’re used to that, you’ll find yourself completely swept away by the Faerie.

The characters in this book are very complex, and with complex I mean secretive. Hidden motives and untold secrets make this book the most untrustworthy and deceiving book I’ve ever read. Up until the last page, you’ll know nothing. So be prepared.

Okay, now for the reason I’m not going to give this book 5 bookies: it was in a way very childish. And with that, I don’t mean the words, by far not. I mean that there was a solution for every problem that occurred. And that just seemed a little unrealistic. But hey, who am I to judge about unrealistic aspects of a story that’s about pointy-eared Faerie?


I really loved this book. I enjoyed every second of it, every time I turned out deceived, I smiled. That’s the power Holly Black has over me. And I know that every fantasy-lover – or book-lover for that matter – would love it too. So, just read it!

Product information:
Written by: Holly Black
Pages: 416
Publisher: Little, Brown books for young readers
ISBN: 031631031X
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