It’s been a long time yet again. To be fair, this time, I don’t really have an excuse for as to why I haven’t been blogging. Actually, it’s more like I don’t have an excuse for not reading which led me not to blog…but oh well.
To sum up: I finally read a book! That is, I was able to finish a book (as I was having trouble to do so). The book I read was one that a lot of people raved about: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. And I’m not surprised.
Quite frankly, I knew I’d love this book. For one thing, I love Holly’s writing style that sucks you into her story through intrigue and details. Second, I figured that all the hype would likely be worth it. And third…well, I adore faeries. Not the Sarah J. Maas type of faeries which are essentially just immortal humans with pointy ears. (No offense haha, but it’s true. Her faeries aren’t the type that are based off of the wild, natural creatures that I so love).
Basically, I wanted to spend this post just talking about how I really, really enjoyed The Cruel Prince and it’s faerie aspects. I guess it’s not really a review, but I wanted to post something, so oh well.
What I loved about The Cruel Prince:
- The story’s setting is the typical, treacherous Faerie Land. Lots of different types of faeries, pixies, hags, etc. They’re all weird and quirky and dangerous—down to the fruits and berries and rivers.
- I loved Jude as a main character. She was bold enough to be a strong character, but flawed enough that you could relate to her. She kind of reminded me of Lada from And I Darken, whom I loved reading about.
- The atmosphere that surrounded the characters was so well developed and so…attractive? I don’t know. But all of them had a layer of intrigue surrounding them that made them all the more interesting to read about.
- And of course, all the wonderful twists and turns.
Do you love faeries as much as I do? If not, what is your favorite supernatural creature? Please let me know!