The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) (häftad)
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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

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Häftad,  Engelska, 2018-07-26
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First in the bestselling Folk of the Air trilogy. The sequels - The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing - are the winners of/won the Goodreads YA Best Fantasy in 2019 and 2020. Nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019. Winner of the silver INKY for best international YA book. "A dark jewel of a book . . . intoxicating" - Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows 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. One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong. But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . . . Dramatic and thrilling fantasy blends seamlessly with enthralling storytelling to create a fully realised and seductive world, brimful of magic and romance.
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  1. Hard to get into
    Booklover12, 19 juni 2023

    The book was hard to get in at first. It was kinda boring and I would zoom out half of the time. The climax was really good and unexpected though. After that the book only get's better. You see how the tables turn and the power of the main character. The plot twist at the end is MIND BLOWING! I most definetly did not saw that coming. The plot twist and the climax is a 5/5 stars. But the book itself is 3.5/5 stars.

  2. Riktigt bra fantasy-läsning
    Svampen , 18 april 2022

    Fokuset på denna serien är makt och politik men har en riktigt bra romans vid sidan om som blir mer aktuell i den andra boken. Huvudpersonen är stark och väldigt listig. Hon är väldigt rolig att läsa eftersom hon är varken god eller ond.

  3. Otrolig bok!
    Matilda, 30 november 2021

    Jag kom in i den ganska fort och det händer mycket saker, men på mitten så står den still lite innan den skjuter iväg.

  4. Älskar den!!
    Felicia Feldt Skogholm, 31 oktober 2021

    Se det här som ett tecken att du ska köpa boken. Har köpt övriga i serien också och längtar tills jag fått hem dem. Jude är så bra skriven och har så bra vibes. Cardan är sådär gött irriterande. Rekommenderar starkt!!

  5. Svår i början
    Maya, 30 september 2021

    Det var lite svårt för mig att hänga med i början vilket gjorde att jag var osäker på om jag tyckte om den, men när ja fortsatte läsa förstod ja lite mer och har redan börjat på nästa :)

  6. Superbra!
    Hanna, 17 maj 2021

    Blev så positivt överraskad att vi följer en människa och inte en så kallad Fey, eftersom de är i Faerie världen. Den är en enemies to lovers typ av bok, följt av två uppföljare, och jag tycker faktiskt att den är mycket mer spännande än vad som sägs på baksidan av boken. Köpte inte denna på så lång tid men gav den tillslut en chans, och ångrar det inte! Rekommenderas verkligen!

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Lush, dangerous, a dark jewel of a book. Black's world is intoxicating, imbued with a relentless sense of peril that kept me riveted through every chapter of Jude's journey. And Jude! She is a heroine to love--brave but pragmatic, utterly human. This delicious story will seduce you and leave you desperate for just one more page -- Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom Stands out amid a plethora of fairy-court fantasies . . . Complex, nuanced characters, frank sensuality and thorn-sharp, intricate storytelling all conspire to ensnare. * Guardian * Whatever a reader is looking for-heart-in-throat action, deadly romance, double-crossing, moral complexity-this is one heck of a ride * Booklist * I require book two immediately. Holly Black is the Faerie Queen. * Victoria Aveyard * An enjoyable read * SFX Magazine * I am awarding this book 5*/5 with no hesitation - it was lively, gripping, exciting, and had some amazing plot twists which kept me turning the pages * Sammy's Shelf * It's only a week into 2018 and I've already fallen in love with a new author, Holly Black. I know I'm extremely late to this party, but wow her books are good. If you like faeries but also messy and complicated humans, trust me you'll love her! * What Rhi Read * Holly Black creates an enticing world that's as sinister as it is appealing, and a heroine more than equipped to manoeuvre within. Impossible not to enjoy. Shadowhunters fan should read this at their earliest opportunity * SciFi Now * A veritable queen of dark fantasy, Holly Black spins a thrilling tale of intrigue and magic in her newest novel. Ten years after the faeries murdered her parents and stole her away, 17 year old Jude is fighting to be accepted by her captors. Unmissable for fans of Sarah J. Mass and the Grisha trilogy * Buzzfeed UK * This splendidly wicked and richly created story is one you won't want to miss * Buzzfeed * With brave world building, complex characters and an intriguing plot all piled into one novel, this is a huge success * The Page Is Printed * Fantasy adventure at its brilliant, intelligent, thought-provoking best * LoveReading * In this story she has once again proved why she is known by some as the 'Queen of Faerie because she successfully creates a dark, twisted world inspired by the old folktales where the fae are capricious and cruel, yet sets it alongside a modern world that feels all too familiar * Chrikaru Blog * A gripping tale packed with beautiful writing, a well crafted world, complex characters and fast paced action. The book definitely felt like a set up for something much bigger that I can't wait to get my hands on * Amy Jane Alice * Holly Black created a world of Faerie that is ruthless, cruel and dangerous and it's so much fun to see all of that unfold over the course of the story! * The Caffeinated Bookworm Life * The way Black spins the world is honestly mesmerizing. We've got faerie courts of every kind, each as mysterious and bloody wicked as you can possibly imagine. The creatures are varied, from pixies to undines to goblins. She uses phrases and descriptions in the best way possible to not only make you feel like you're actually there, but you can practically taste the sickly sweet faerie fruits and the dark magic in the air * Stones of Rome * Holly Black has a way of weaving the fantastical into reality that few other authors manage with any real success. Whether she's writing about vampires or faeries, Black creates worlds so real that you risk losing yourself in them * Wondra's World * I really cannot recommend The Cruel Prince highly enough. If you've read Holly's other books you'll get an extra kick out of it, but you don't need to, as this is a separate series. I'm already dying for book 2 and I can't believe I have to wait a year for it. I'm not entirely sure how I'm go

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Holly Black is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy books including the Folk of the Air series, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Spiderwick Chronicles, her adult debut, Book of Night, and an Arthurian picture book called Sir Morien. She was a finalist for an Eisner Award and a Lodestar Award and the recipient of a Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula Award and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into thirty-two languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library.