Customer Review

Reviewed in Canada on November 19, 2020
4.5 Stars

“If you hurt me, I wouldn't cry. I would hurt you back.”

This is the second time I read The Cruel Prince but this time through the audiobook. And like the first time, I am still blown away on how magical the world of Elfhame is. Holly Black did such an amazing job in creating this magical world of fairies although I’m still not a fan of the modern world that was included in the story.

All the characters are very unique from each other that made it so interesting. And while the title suggests that one character is cruel, you would soon realize that every single character in the story has a bit (or more) cruelty in their blood. It’s a cruel world after all especially for mortals like Jude and Taryn.

The audiobook made the story more magical, however, I didn’t love the way Jude was portrayed. She became a little too girly which is not her at all. Just by reading the quote I shared in the beginning of this review, you would get the idea on what kind of character Jude is, and she is far from being girly.

Reading this the second time around made me fall in love again in this world, not that I stopped loving it because this book has a special place in my heart. It isn’t perfect, it has flaws but it is one of those books that would make you keep on reading no matter how annoying it gets. It is unique, fun, addictive and an enjoyable quick read.
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