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review 2020-04-06 17:14
The Cruel Prince!!!
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) - Holly Black

english review only

audible audiobook

spoilerfree

 

Summary: Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.


Jude was seven years old 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.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

 

My review: I was prepared to be disappointed but I truly love this.

 

This is such another one of those well loved books that I finally decided to pick up. And I was worried that my luck would run out and I would end up hating the book instead of loving it. The beginning of the book wasn't that promising, to be completely honest.

 

I get why there was this big time jump in the beginning, but I would have truly loved to see more of the sisters after everything terrible happened, how they handled the new world. I mean we got glimpses of it, but I would have loved a bit more.

 

There were also moments that made my skin crawl because I just felt really uncomfortable with some scenes and what some of the characters did to my baby Jude. Ugh.

 

But. While this book has it's problematic moments, I totally realize and am not denying them. This book got me out of a reading slump.

 

I loved the writing/the narrator for this book. I loved the story. I just love diving into fae worlds. I loved the characters, most of them. Some of them. FINE, I mostly just loved Jude and Vivi. BUT I LOVE THEM A LOT. For all I care, all the men in the book can go to hell. Except for Oak, duh, he is the most adorable.

 

I can't wait to start the next book.

 
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text 2020-04-03 18:14
Reading progress update: I've read 51%.
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) - Holly Black

I enjoy this, at the same time I'm not sure about it. But damn, it's such a fast listen and exactly what I need right now.

 
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review 2020-03-25 19:07
Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales, #1) - Holly Black

I have an old battered copy of Tithe - a copy so old it took some digging to find even a passable photo of the cover, and I had to delete most of my 2014 Goodreads review to write a new, updated one. When I read this again in 2014, I did say that my review was closer to a 4, but now I would definitely rate it a full 5. There's just something about Tithe, and Kaye, and Roiben that I love so, so much and keep coming back to.

so someone tell me why the ever loving fluff I have not read the rest of the series yet. seriously.

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text 2020-03-12 18:45
Slithering Ending
The Queen of Nothing - Holly Black

Well that was wild, I'm all anxious inside. Queens, Kings, backstabbing, front stabbing, side stabbing, off with their heads, fae battles, magical weapons, sneaking, snaking and some unimpressive bedding. Great ending to this series, left with a slightly open window so that it could carry on.

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video 2020-03-11 20:51

Hey!! Thanks so much for watching and I hope you enjoyed, if you could take the time to like this video on YouTube I would be forever grateful. Like Instagram YouTube has it's share of problems, and hitting that like button would be an amazing help. So thank you for showing your support.

 

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