Title: The Cruel Prince
Series: The Folk Of The Air #1
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little Brown
Well, I’m ruined for the rest of the day. Just finished this amazing gem and I’m completely hungover from it. I really don’t know what to do with myself and I need more of this story.
This was my first Holly Black story I read from her and it is truly a wonderful, dark, magical story. UGHHH I seriously can not wait for the second book The Wicked King! I could not put this book down. I kept going and the ending was a shock for me.
The main character Jude who is mortal living in the Fey world along with her twin sister Taryn deal with a lot of bullying from others that are not mortal. Jude wants to be nothing but a respected knight in the monarch court. Her dark journey finding the truth about the ones she loves and the ones that are among her are truly fascinating and makes you want more.
Holly Black did a wonderful job writing this story out where you can literally visualize everything in your head like a movie. I’m always focused when I’m reading but there are a lot of characters in this book where you do need to focus because I did have to flip back pages to be like “Wait! Who?”
Mystical creatures, betrayal, a dark world where mortals are looked down at. A royal family fighting for the crown and one big secret…Yes, this book brought all of this. The epic journey of finding the truth and the main character Jude finding out who she truly is when she was that person from the beginning.
Also, I would like to say that Jude’s birthday is the same day as mine 🙂
Are you in for this epic read because I was stuck in the book the moment I started the first page and wanted to know more of Jude and her life with others that bully her and how she copes in this world with faeries.
This book was on my TBR list for a long time and I wish I read this a lot sooner then I did. I’m thrilled I finally got the opportunity to read this and is now one of my top favorite reads of 2018.
Ready to leave the mortal world and enter the epic world of Fey?
Second Book The Wicked King Book Review
Hey bookworms. As of right now I am enjoying myself on my porch while the sun sets and its a bit cooler here at the desert. Usually I am sipping on some hot tea right now but todays drink of choice is Cactus Cooler. Due to this lovely evening I would like to discuss about the choices of how you bookworms like to read and how I like to read.
My daily routine is usually the same I wake up, take the dog for a walk, clean myself up and sew then once it gets late I start to make some hot tea and relax and get ready to read, but what is in my hands when I’m reading? Good question!
When I go to my local Barnes And Noble store or even when I am ordering a book online I am always looking for the hardcovers. Why? I don’t really like holding the hardcovers when I read considering I try to read two to three hours a night and my wrist tend to get tired from holding the book. But what I do like is how it looks on my book shelfs and just holding a hardcover book in my hands gives me some sort of comfort especially when I finish the book.
For the paperbacks it’s my last resort. The only time I get a paperback book is when I cant get my hands on the hardcover and I really want the book. I am a compulsive buyer and when it comes to books I must have. I’m sure most of you can relate. It is easier to read a paperback book without your hands getting tired.
Last but not least are the Nooks. I recently just got a Nook. I wanted to give it a try and see if it would actually work for me. Well it doesn’t work for me. I’m so caught up getting hardcover books that I’m not worried about getting the book onto the Nook. Don’t get me wrong the Nook is pretty cool to have but I have no use for it. I did download Sleepy Hollow audio (My very first audio) and I didn’t enjoy it so much. I like the feeling of having the book in my hands more then a tablet. We use so much technology everyday. I have my cell phone I’m using and my laptop, and a ps4 that its nice to lay down and get away from looking at a screen to actually looking at pages to read.
So I’m curious bookworms, how do you like to read your books?