The Cruel PrinceBook - 2018
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2018 JCL Notable Books List: YA Fiction
JCLAndrewP Jan 26, 2018
This book refused to let me put it down. I would often find myself so immersed that hours had passed in the blink of an eye. The characters and the world are so vivid it was like I was there. It's a story of intrigue, spies, revenge, and the lengths a person will go to make sure they're safe in a... Read More »
JCLStefanieE Jan 24, 2018
Few books grip me by the throat and force me to read them through screaming children who need things from me. This twisty story of political intrigue, spies, and a tinge of romance was so good that I listened to the audio book in the car by day and read late into the night to finish it.
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Seventeen-year-old Jude and her twin sister, Taryn, are mortals who have lived in Faerie since they were children, raised by the Faerie general who murdered their parents in order to retrieve his daughter, their half-sister Vivi. Despite this violent beginning, Jude longs to find her place in the High Court of King Eldred, and dreams of knighthood and acceptance. However, many of the high fey will never see a mortal as anything more than a servant, to be used and discarded at will. Worst among these is Prince Cardan, youngest of the High King’s sons, who seems to have a special hatred for Jude, and the way she had been raised as if she were part of the Gentry. When the High King announces that he will abdicate his throne, and pass the Blood Crown to one of his six children, Jude is caught up in political intrigues and violent betrayals, and is quickly reminded why the Faerie Court is no place for humans.
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What they don’t realize is this: Yes, they frighten me, but I have always been scared, since the day I got here. I was raised by the man who murdered my parents, reared in a land of monsters. I live with that fear, let it settle into my bones, and ignore it. If I didn’t pretend not to be scared, I would hide under my owl-down coverlets in Madoc’s estate forever. I would lie there and scream until there was nothing left of me. I refuse to do that. I will not do that.
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