the cruel prince – Holly Black

                                              The cruel prince (the folk of air book 1)

Hello my fellow bookworms and welcome to the fantasy world of Holly Black!

This is the first book of hers that I read and very quickly had me hooked for more. The story introduced us to the hidden world of Elfhame and its inhabitants both human and folk. From the first pages we learn the tragic backstory of the main characters of the book, the human twins Jude and Tarin Duarte and their folk older sister Vivi, that are forced to live in the hidden forest of Elfhame after the brutal murder of their human parents.

Adopted by their parents murderer and biological father to their older sister Murdok, they live side by side with the Folk for ten years in the Court of fairies. Life in Court is cruel for the girls and especially for Jude who wants to be more than a petty human at the side of the Folk.

As usual in this type of stories the Folk are beautiful, strong, have immortality by their side and the humans are… a little less. The main characters have depth and as the book progresses they grow mentally.  Should you read this book? Yes, definitely. It has it all. Murder, hatred, adventure, romance and plot twists that you won’t see coming.

Have you read it already? What do you think?

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