Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Cruel Prince - Book Breakdown

Jude was seven 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.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal 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.

Book Breakdown

Well damn. I imagine that a lot of people gasped when they got to the end of this and saw the big twist but I saw it coming from a mile away and knew what was coming so... yeah. I was told there was romance in this book....? I was lied to, do you hear me, Minnie?! You lied to me just to get me to read one of your favorite books! 

But I did enjoy this book so I guess in the end it's all good. Jude is a bitch but she's had a rough life and that will make you hard or makes you like her twin sister, a softy that lets everyone walk all over them. So I did like seeing them mirror those choices so perfectly. Jude is not scared to do what needs to get done for her to gain power. Sometimes in the story, I felt like I was reading about a girl who turns into a villain like The Young Elites. So that will be cool if the author takes the story that way. 

The writing is on par with every other Holly Black book so that's awesome. The book doesn't stop going, it just keeps throwing more politics at you which I got sick of, I knew that was going to be a part of the book (duh), I just didn't know it would be the whole book. I'm so tired of politics so... yeah... I'll just leave that alone.

I can see why everyone is raving about this book, it's got wickedly written characters, LGBT+ rep and a girl kicking ass. If that sounds like something up your alley, you'll love this book!