The Cruel Prince

English language

Published Feb. 7, 2018

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3 stars (1 review)

The Folk of the Air is a young adult fantasy book series by Holly Black, published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers. The story follows the journey of Jude Duarte, a mortal girl and Cardan Greenbriar, a faerie prince as they navigate the world of hate, betrayal, contempt along with feelings for each other. The series is a New York Times Best Seller, and has been optioned by Universal Pictures for a film adaptation.

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3 stars

Cardan is what definitely makes me love this book. Sadly, I'm not rating it higher than 3* because at a certain point it seemed obvious that Holly was trying to fool me as a reader and keep me from guessing the final plot-twist (which I predicted several chapters before getting to it).

I also enjoyed Madoc's performance, but I would've loved to see him scheming and plotting against Dain. What threw me off was that..... Jude was supposedly learning strategy with Madoc, how could she not have predicted any of the things that happened? A bit unrealistic for someone as “smart” as Jude is said to be.

Vivi kicks ass and she should've been given a much more important role (especially because she's Madoc's ~legitimate~ daughter!).

I could rant on and on and on about this book: some parts I loved, some others could've been left out. Also, …