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The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Holly Black returns once again to the realm of fairies this year with a new series. The first book of the series, “The Folk of the Air” is titled “The Cruel Prince” and plunges readers once again into a world of magic that holds both beauty and cruelty in the same regard. The story can be viewed through the eyes of Jude, a young human woman who is initially introduced in the book as a child.

Jude was seven 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.

> Shiuly Rina



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