Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday: The Cruel Prince

I'm switching over from Waiting on Wednesday's to Can't Wait Wednesday, a meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The idea is basically the same, but it looks like the official hosts of Breaking the Spine have shut down the meme so it's time to move on.

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 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 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.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war 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.
Why I'm Waiting
I've been a fan of Holly Black since my dad read the Spiderwick Chronicles to me as a kid. Recently I've rediscovered my love for her and have been working my way through her Modern Faerie Tales, which are delightful! (TBH: If you're a fan of Maggie Stiefvater you'll love Holly Black's work). When I first head of this one (last year) I put it on my goodreads to-read list and now that there's a cover (which is gorgeous!) and a description I'm even more excited. Plus, that title just sends shivers down my back!

The Cruel Prince releases January 2nd, 2018. 

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