The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince

eBook - 2018
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Jude was seven years old 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 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 in doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. As civil war threatens, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316310307
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: Cloud Library


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A human raised in the world of faeries, 17-year-old Jude does whatever is necessary to rise to the top, even if it means going against her own values. As she cuts her path into the dangerous world of Faerie court, she also must make choices concerning not only her family, but also her heart.

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Jul 17, 2019

More please! If you like a dark fantasy with beauty and treachery then this series is for you. The prince and many of the characters truly are cruel but that just makes our heroine stronger. If you Love a good kick-butt female protagonist and a hefty dose of revenge then I highly recommend Cruel Prince.

Jul 07, 2019

Epic reads

Jul 05, 2019

The writing felt really juvenile. Got about half way and quit.

Jun 07, 2019

Was a bit tentative in choosing this book. It was slow going at first but then it became gradually more and more interesting until it was hard to put down.

May 28, 2019

Kinda nice

May 25, 2019


May 06, 2019

Read the whole book in one night, couldn't stop myself. Great book :)

Feb 21, 2019

Excellent writing and world building but unlikeable protagonist and irritating romance. Not recommended.

Feb 12, 2019

Most of the book was a little lackluster for me. The writing's great, but for me the story was a typical dark faerie story. Dunno if I've just overspent my interest in YA fantasy, but everything felt quite tropey and nothing surprised me. That said, the ending shifted everything around enough that we're left with *quite* the ethical and political chessboard. I'd like to see the next move.

Jan 13, 2019

Loved it!!! Didn’t want to put it down. Well written and just enough research to make the story seems real. Good and Evil. Deceit and Love. Sword fighting! The main character is an awesome chick! Solid Fantasy novel!! Really Fun!

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Jan 23, 2018

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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Jan 23, 2018

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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