The Cruel Prince

By: 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 in an incredible world.

ISBN: 9780316310277

JLG Release: Mar 2018


Sensitive Areas: Mild language, Discrimination, Violence, Mild sexual themes, Alcohol, Underage drinking, Smoking, Body humor
Topics: Fairies , Sisters , Orphans , Princes , Courts and courtiers , Fantasy

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Awards & Honors

Winter 2017–2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview, Top Ten

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Book List*, The Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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Jude is living with her parents, her twin sister Taryn, and their older half-sister Vivi when her mother’s former husband tracks them down, callously murders her parents, and takes not just Vivi, his biological child, to the realm of Faerie but also Jude and Taryn, raising them as his own. Jude’s parents’ murderer happened to be M Jude is living with her parents, her twin sister Taryn, and their older half-sister Vivi when her mother’s former husband tracks them down, callously murders her parents, and takes not just Vivi, his biological child, to the realm of Faerie but also Jude and Taryn, raising them as his own. Jude’s parents’ murderer happened to be Madoc, general of the High King of the Faerie Court, so she and Taryn now ironically benefit from privileges rarely afforded to mortals. Jude lives in a constant state of fear and loathing, however, wanting to become an official member of the Court by proving her fighting prowess and obtaining knighthood, while avoiding the unwanted negative attention of the youngest prince, Cardan. (Taryn, in contrast, hopes to gain access to the Court through marriage.) But Jude is drawn deeper into the web of lies, deceit, and political intrigue that swirls around the Court as the High King Eldred prepares to abdicate the throne in favor of his third son, Prince Dain. With complicated characters, a suspenseful plot, and a successful return to the Faerie setting of many of her popular books (most recently The Darkest Part of the Forest, rev. 1/15), Black’s latest is sure to enchant fans. jonathan hunt

Book Details

ISBN

9780316310277

First Release

March 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Page Count

384

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.3; Points: 16;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.6; Points: 25;

Lexile

Level HL760L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Little, Brown

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Mild language, Discrimination, Violence, Mild sexual themes, Alcohol, Underage drinking, Smoking, Body humor

Topics

Fairies, Sisters, Orphans, Princes, Courts and courtiers, Fantasy,

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