The Cruel Prince
Little, Brown and Company
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 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. As civil war threatens, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
Family Relationships; Adoption; Family member death; Kinship care; Step parent; adoptive father; death of a parent; death of a mother; death of a father; step father; step mother; step parents raising step children
step mother and step father
New England Book Award, 2018, Winner, Young Adult
fairies; court intrigue; politics; war; prince; twins; bullying; adventure; human and fairy relations; murder
Black, Holly, "The Cruel Prince" (2018). Diverse Families. 1480.