Beautifully crafted and gloriously bloodthirsty!
Holly Black's book The Cruel Prince is a modern fairytale, and an instant YA classic.
When three young girls witness the deaths of their parents and are whisked away to the land of Faerie, they each do what they must to survive.
As a half fairy herself, the eldest Vivi doesn't need to try so hard.
Taryn and Jude are twins, but they deep down they are nothing alike. Taryn wants only to get by, to live amongst the fae as though she were one of them. Jude, however, lets anger lead her path.
Trained in the art of war from a young age, Jude's only goal in life is to become a knight. She only has to contain her temper, and work hard not to get herself killed in the meantime, which is no easy task when she is surrounded by cruel gentry fae who seem only to want to cause her pain and humiliation.
With cunning wit and creative storylines, The Cruel Prince is a breathtaking tale of bravery and stupidity, love and hate.
I loved every word of it.