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The Cruel Prince
 

The Cruel Prince (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Black, Holly

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An instant bestseller from #1 New York Times -bestselling author Black--the first book in her Folk of the Air series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.igue.

ISBN 9780316310314
Barcode 9780316310314
Published 4 December 2018 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Folk of the Air (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780316310314
ISBN-10 031631031X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 4 December 2018
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Black, Holly
Series Folk of the Air (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Adventure Stories
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Teenage Romance
Personal Awareness: Safety Matters
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, Brothers and sisters, Sisters, Fairies, Orphans
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 939138

Description of this Book

An instant bestseller! By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. 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 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. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Tithe YALSA's Teen Top TenALA Best Book for Young AdultsNew York Public Library's Best Book for the Teenage Reader * A gripping read. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Another enthralling story in Black's fantasy catalog. --PASTE.com With complicated characters, a suspenseful plot, and a successful return to the Faerie setting of many of her popular books, Black's latest is sure to enchant fans. --The Horn Book * Black, quite rightly, is the acknowledged queen of faerie lit, and her latest shows her to be at the top of her game, unveiling twists and secrets and bringing her characters vividly to life. --VOYA, starred review This is a heady blend of Faerie lore, high fantasy, and high school drama, dripping with description that brings the dangerous but tempting world of Faerie to life. Black is building a complex mythology; now is a great time to tune in. --Kirkus Reviews * Jude, who struggles with a world she both loves and hates and would rather be powerful and safe than good, is a compelling narrator. Whatever a reader is looking for--heart-in-throat action, deadly romance, double-crossing, moral complexity--this is one heck of a ride. --Booklist, starred review * Another fantastic, deeply engaging, and all-consuming work from Black that belongs on all YA shelves. --School Library Journal, starred review * [S]pellbinding....Breathtaking set pieces, fully developed supporting characters, and a beguiling, tough-as-nails heroine enhance an intricate, intelligent plot that crescendos to a jaw-dropping third-act twist. --Publishers Weekly, starred review I require book two immediately. Holly is the Faerie Queen. --Victoria Aveyard, #1 bestselling author of The Red Queen series Lush, dangerous, a dark jewel of a book. Black's world is intoxicating, imbued with a relentless sense of peril that kept me riveted through every chapter of Jude's journey. And Jude! She is a heroine to love--brave but pragmatic, utterly human. This delicious story will seduce you and leave you desperate for just one more page. --Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom Black is a master at world-building, conveying integral details without that information ever seeming tedious or encyclopedic, whether you're well versed in faerie or a newcomer to the genre....the experience of reading a novel like this is something like being surrounded by magic. --The New York Times Book Review Praise for The Cruel Prince A New York Times BestsellerAn IndieBound Bestseller

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Author's Bio

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.

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