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Jude is a 17-year-old mortal who has been living in the world of Faerie for ten years. Despite being in this whimsical world for the majority of her life, she is looked down upon for being a mortal, & an undeserving brat for because she’s general’s daughter. Jude has one desire: to prove them wrong. Jude is the amazing heroine you’ve always longed for, times ten! She’s an intriguing morally ambiguous badass that will capture your heart. Set in a world that’ll sweep you off your feet with characters that will have you laughing, crying & cursing death, this amazing book should’ve been called, “The Cruel Queen.” A great read for fans of The Grisha Trilogy. I’ve got a new book to add to my list of favorite fantasies!
— ARC REVEIWER Gab V., age 15
One of the few humans in the Faerie Court, Jude Duarte must learn to adapt to their ways or risk falling victim to those who wish her dead. This tale filled with magic and trickery will intrigue you, and just like Jude, you won’t be able to help falling for the beautiful darkness of Faerie.
Praise for The Cruel Prince:
A New York Times Bestseller
An IndieBound Bestseller
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018
An ALA 2019 Children's Notables List Pick
"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
"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
"I require book two immediately. Holly is the Faerie Queen."—Victoria Aveyard, #1 bestselling author of The Red Queen series
* "[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
* "Another fantastic, deeply engaging, and all-consuming work from Black that belongs on all YA shelves."—School Library Journal, starred review
* "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
"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
* "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
"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
"Another enthralling story in Black's fantasy catalog."—PASTE.com
"Black has a compelling series
about fairies, politics and finding your place in the world, starting with this novel, which I read in a single day
."—USA TodayPraise for Tithe:
YALSA's Teen Top Ten
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
New York Public Library's "Best Book for the Teenage Reader"
* "A gripping read."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review