‘The Cruel Prince’


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 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.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal 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


Jude was an exciting character but there were times where I didn’t really like her. Jude has spent most of her life living in the fae world and she’s sick of being bullied by the other fae. She doesn’t want to feel powerless anymore and her ambition to have power later takes over her life. She cares about her family and isn’t afraid to stick up for herself. There were times in the book where I didn’t recognize the Jude that the book started off with. Her need for power completely takes over her life but her love for her family goes above her need for power. Overall I liked Jude.

Caeden wasn’t in the book as much as I would have liked him to be. There were parts where he was a complete jerk but there were also times where he was vulnerable and sensitive. Caeden was more than just an arrogant jerk.


The plot started slow and you get to see what Jude’s life was like before her ambition for power takes over. There is a lot of drama and betrayal in this book. There’s boy drama, family drama, bullies, a lot of twists and a butt load of betrayal. Towards the end of the book, the plot definitely sped up and became a lot more entertaining. 


The romance between Caedan and Jude is very much a love-hate relationship. They both don’t get along with each other but towards the end of the book the both realize that they kind of like each other. They start to flirt but they relationship doesn’t go farther than a kiss. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, I rate this book a 4 out 5. I liked all of the characters most of the time. I liked seeing the change in Jude’s and her twin sister, Taryn’s relationship change as the book went even if it was in a negative way. I liked reading the prologue at the beginning of the book, I thought it was a great way to start the book. The only thing I wasn’t a big fan of was the relationship between Caedan and Jude. I wish there were more scenes with them together. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. You’ve just been reviewed.

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