Book Review: The Cruel Prince

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Title: The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Series? Yes


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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Many YA reimaginations of Faerie conjures up an impossibly beautiful wonderland, populated by beautiful lords ready to romance our mortal protagonist. Enter Holly Black: exacting in her portrayal of Faerie as a beautiful nightmare, inhabited by cruel and capricious creatures. This dark tale is a story with teeth, where ambition and vengeance drive the plot forward. For Jude, romance is less than an afterthought, especially if she wants to survive in a world hell-bent on diminishing her worth. The Cruel Prince is a story about a girl wrestling for control of her own narrative, and discovering that to fight monsters, she might have to become one.

The Cruel Prince

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses


Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Ratings: 3.5/5 stars


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Book Review, Read at Midnight

I really want to get swept up in the phenomenon that is Sarah J. Maas’ books, as I love the covers, synopsis, and her dedicated fandoms. Thus I went into this book with high hopes, especially since I have a soft spot for Beauty and the Beast. Now,the good parts of the book were page-turning and beautiful. However, for most of the reading experience, I had to stop multiple times to ask myself: ‘Where the heck is the plot?’

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