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The Cruel Prince

Title

The Cruel Prince

Authors

Holly Black

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780316310277

Pages

370 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL760L

Topic

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

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

step mother and step father

Awards

New England Book Award, 2018, Winner, Young Adult

Keywords

fairies; court intrigue; politics; war; prince; twins; bullying; adventure; human and fairy relations; murder

Diversity Impact

indirect

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